The iPhone 4 has launched today on T-Mobile and 3, taking the total number of networks the phone is available on in the UK to six.
"Bringing iPhone 4 to our customers in the UK is a fantastic move for T-Mobile," said Lysa Hardy, vice president of T-Mobile Propositions. "With a range of value plans we're making iPhone 4 more accessible to even more customers in the UK."
However, while T-Mobile’s prices are roughly in line with Orange, O2 and Vodafone, all lose out quite clearly for value with 3.
On 3 a 16GB iPhone 4 will costs £99, for 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB data allowance – compared to £179 on T-Mobile for 300 minutes, Unlimited texts, and 500MB of data. 3 will give you a free iPhone 4 if you spend £45 a month with them, while T-Mobile will ask you to part with £60 a month.
It should be noted that all tariffs on both T-Mobile and 3 will lock you in for 24 months, while O2, Orange and Vodafone also offer 18 month contract. The only 12 month option come courtesy of Tesco Mobile – a virtual operator that piggy backs onto the O2 network.
3 advises on its web site that the 16GB iPhone 4 is currently only available in-store, so you’ll have to get queuing to pick one up.
T-Mobile also lists the white iPhone 4 as “coming soon.” We applaud its optimism.
Link: 3 iPhone 4 plans.
Link: iPhone 4 plans.