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More UK iPhone 4 Details: Vodafone Pricing Leaked, Virgin Looking to Come On Board?

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Just like in the United States, additional bits of information on UK availability for iPhone are beginning to trickle out. Earlier today, a test page on Vodafone's site, which now loads only occasionally in a partially completed state, appeared showing the company's rate plans for the new iPhone. Fortunately, Engadget grabbed some screenshots while it was active, revealing that the carrier will be offering a basic 1 GB cap for data access across all monthly plans, double that of O2's lower-end plans.




Like O2, Vodafone will be offering 18-month and 24-month contracts, with monthly prices checking in at a £5 premium for the shorter contract. All plans also include up to 1 GB of Wi-Fi data access on BT OpenZone networks. Phone costs begin at £189 (16 GB) and £280 (32 GB) on low-end plans, before dropping all the way down to free for £45/£50 plans (16 GB) and £60/£65 plans (32 GB).

In other UK news, Virgin Mobile has indicated that it is working to bring iPhone 4 to its network.
A Virgin Mobile spokesperson said: "We are in ongoing talks with Apple. There are no further developments at this point."
Virgin would join existing major UK networks O2, Orange and Vodafone, as well as T-Mobile and Three, which are coming on board with the iPhone 4 launch.

Article Link: More UK iPhone 4 Details: Vodafone Pricing Leaked, Virgin Looking to Come On Board?
 

alent1234

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holy carp, and people say AT&T is evil and the US is like the third world of cell carrier networks
 

johnrs

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1gb of data is not bad. Better the o2

Phone prices seems cheaper too that on o2 with the 3GS last year. Sure the 16gb on a £35 18mts contract was £149
 

topmounter

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So they bundle data in the plan and the guy paying 25 quid gets the exact same amount of data as the guy paying 60 quid?

That is freaking retarded.
 

optophobia

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seems cheaper than AT&T...

AT&T $199 for phone
Vodaphone $131 for phone


AT&T $62 for 2GB and 450mins + unlimited texts (more data less minutes)
Vodaphone $52 for 1GB and 600mins + unlimites texts (more minutes less data
 

JackHobbs

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Does anyone know what Vodafone's network coverage is like, especially in Norfolk. Also what their customer service is like. I am currently with Orange and am thinking of moving to O2 or Vodafone. I had an issue with my phone abroad and the service I got from Orange was pretty poor, emails not answered, operators contradicting each other etc. etc. Apart from that I cannot wait to get the new phone!!!!
:D
 

ItsGavinC

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holy carp, and people say AT&T is evil and the US is like the third world of cell carrier networks

I'd rather have these plans than what AT&T offers. Text and data are included in those prices AND you get the phone for free with a high enough plan. So much better than AT&T garbage!
 

scottparker999

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Tesco Mobile also carry the iPhone in the UK (although not a major carrier)

1GB sounds reasonable to me. Ive had my iphone over 6 months and use it regularly for data and i'm still below 700MB of received data. Everywhere i go in the UK seems to have free wifi, so theres really no need for anything greater.
 

optophobia

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I'd rather have these plans than what AT&T offers. Text and data are included in those prices AND you get the phone for free with a high enough plan. So much better than AT&T garbage!

agreed... But the only reason I use texts is because I have non-iphone owning friends....
 

iJed

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I see that Vodafone have made some sort of joke about giving an amazing 5MB for data roaming in Europe if you pay over £40 per month. Surely someone at Vodafone was smoking crack when they wrote that one.
 

optophobia

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Tesco Mobile also carry the iPhone in the UK (although not a major carrier)

1GB sounds reasonable to me. Ive had my iphone over 6 months and use it regularly for data and i'm still below 700MB of received data. Everywhere i go in the UK seems to have free wifi, so theres really no need for anything greater.

Try sending a few HD videos to your friends, and have pandora or [insert music streaming app] streaming for a couple hours a day in the background, and voila your usuage has vastly increased.
 

johnnyjibbs

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This sucks. Looks like Vodafone "leaked" it on purpose to test the water, then deny they're the real prices. Gives the other networks a clue as to what they're going for and Vodafone a chance to test the water.

I think if all us Brits walk with our feet, we may get better deals. I think we're going to get screwed, but then I want one so bad :(

I think it's a disgrace though that we've got to pre order tomorrow on one of 5 networks and we've still got no clue what the prices are going to be.
 
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