Deal from Orange which starts tomorrow will make device up to £119 cheaper than rival operators
Orange will begin offering the iPhone 3GS for free on a £25 per month, 24 month contract from tomorrow – up to £119 cheaper than rival operators, Mobile News understands.
Customers signing up for the contract will receive 75 minutes of calls, 125 texts, 250MB of mobile internet and unlimited BT Open Net Wi-Fi as part of the package.
The deal is a reduction from Orange’s current lowest iPhone 3GS offering which gives customers 150 minutes of voice calls, 250 texts, 500MB of mobile internet and free Wi-Fi for £30 a month for 24 months along with a free handset.
Over 24 months, O2 customers paying £21.50 a month receive 100 minutes of voice calls and 500 texts. They do however have to purchase a mobile internet bundle on top of this – the cheapest is £3 for 100MB of data. The handset costs £118.99.
Three customers currently have to pay a one off charge of £49 for an iPhone 3GS when they take it out on 24 month contract for £25 a month. For this they get 300 minutes, 5000 texts and 500MB of mobile internet.
Vodafone meanwhile will charge customers a £119 upfront for the device on a 24 month £25 a month contract. Included in this contract are 75 minutes of voice calls, 250 texts and 500MB of mobile internet.
The new Orange deal will not be available on its sister operator T-Mobile were the iPhone 3GS can currently be purchased for a one of charge of £189.99 on a £25.54 a month, 24 month contract.
T-Mobile subscribers get 100 voice minutes, 100 texts and 500MB of mobile internet included in this deal.