iPhone 4 operator contracts compared
Which network has the best deals?
With Apple's iPhone 4 officially going on sale today, Reg Hardware thinks it's perfect time to compare network pre-pay tariffs to see how Orange, Vodafone et al match up.
We've compiled the cheapest and most expensive deals each network has to offer into the following tables.
Remember, there's plenty of other deals in between, so be sure to check individual network pages for further information.
The iPhone 4 is available unlocked from £499 from Apple. You can find out about Sim-only deals from mobile networks. Check Orange, Vodafone, O2, Tesco Mobile, T-Mobile or Three, for further information. ®
Stopf buying into the carriers' 'fair usage policy' nonsense. Don't write 'unlimited' with an asterisk and stick the 'fair use policy' number under the table. Just put the number in the table as the limit. It ain't unlimited if there's a limit. Seems pretty obvious.
It's time for the gadget show to intervene with a campaign.
After all, ISPs were saying 8MB broadband and people were only getting 1-2MB in many cases.
Unlimited is a stupid word to use for a limited service. The marketing people are lying and I think the advertising standards people should intervene.
Fuller comparison by David Forster
A chap called David Forster has compiled a pretty useful Google Docs sheet with pricing from O2, Orange, Voda and Tesco (sure he'll update it with 3 pricing in due course). It confirms that Tesco is cheapest and given they're the only people doing a 12 month contract, a rather nicer prospect. Shame they peer on O2's crummy 3G network...