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Where to buy the iPhone 5C: Best deals, prices and networks

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The iPhone 5C release date has come to pass and the colourful Apple phone is now on sale in the UK. If you're struggling to decide where to buy the iPhone 5C, we have brought together all the stocking networks and retailers to make sure you get the best deal around.

Ensuring you get the most for your money, we have brought together all of the networks which are stocking the iPhone 5C, as well as how much you can expect to pay for Apple’s first cut-price smartphone.

See also: iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C

Read on to find out where to buy the iPhone 5C and bookmark this page for all the latest details of the ever evolving iPhone 5C deals.

Apple
As you would expect, Apple is offering all colour and storage variations of its latest smartphone offering, with iPhone 5C sales currently taking place both in Apple's physical stores and through the Apple online store. Unlike the iPhone 5S, the 5C is available for immediate dispatch.

Selling the red, white, blue, yellow and green iPhone 5C iterations, Apple is offering the iPhone 5C on a SIM-free basis. With the iPhone 5CS available in a pair of storage capacities, Apple has confirmed that the 16GB iPhone 5S price is £469 while the 32GB iPhone 5C price has been set at £549.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: Apple

O2
O2 became the first network to announce its iPhone 5C prices following the phone's unveiling, and is again offering the handset in store and online from launch.

For an upfront fee of £49.99, O2 will partner the iPhone 5C with unlimited texts, 600 minutes and 750GB of 3G data on a £32 month contract.

Those wanting the phone on a 4G deal will have to stump up a £99.99 handset fee alongiside a £42 per month contract which will get you unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 5GB of 4G data.

O2's 4G plans will not be available from launch, however, with Apple needing to issue an update to make the handset compatible with the network's services.

"Yes, we can confirm that the 5C and 5S will ultimately work on our 4G network, but we are currently waiting for Apple to enable the carrier bundle for our network. We've been advised this will be in the coming weeks," an official O2 spokesperson said.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: O2


Vodafone
Vodafone was the first UK network to announce its plans to stock the iPhone 5C, as well as confirming that the iPhone 5S would be incoming. Hosting the phone from launch, Vodafone is offering the iPhone 5C on both 3G and 4G tariffs.

With all of the Vodafone iPhone 5C tariffs coming with unlimited minutes and unlimited texts, the copany's rates range from £42 per month with a 6GB data allowance to £52 per month with a 12GB allowance. All of these prices are on a 24 month contract. Full deals can be found at the link below.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: Vodafone

EE
Again stocking the iPhone 5C from launch, EE will make use of the phone's 4G connectivity options as well as bringing the colourful handset to its partner networks, Orange and T-Mobile.

"Customers purchasing the iPhone 5c on 4GEE will benefit from the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network," the company stated ahead of launch. "4G from EE is available to businesses and consumers in a total of 105 towns and cities across the UK, covering 60% of the population - with double speed 4GEE offering average download speeds of between 24-30Mbps now available in 20 towns and cities across the UK."

The EE iPhone 5C deals start from £26 per month with a lofty £190 handset fee and a 500MB data allowance. With the £41 per month, 2GB of 4G data including deal with a £30 handset fee looking the most tantalising, for those with higher internet needs, a £51 per month, 20GB plan is available.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: EE

Three
Another network to get on the iPhone 5C bandwagon early was Three.

Having originally offered iPhone 5C pre-orders, Three's tariffs see the handset available on The One Plan and the Ultimate 500 package, both will require a £49 up front handset fee.

While the One Plan sees 2,000 minutes partnered with 5,000 texts and unlimited data for £41 per month, the Ultimate 500 tariff is just £37 per month and drops the inclusive minutes down to 500.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: Three

Carphone Warehouse
Offering the iPhone 5C on a range of networks, high street retailer Carphone Warehouse is offering a free iPhone 5C on monthly tariffs starting from £32 per month.

Again bringing the phone to both 3G and 4G networks, the Carphone Warehouse iPhone 5C deals see the likes of O2 and Orange getting on board.

Where to buy the iPhone 5C: Carphone Warehouse

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