Tesco has shown its hand for Apple’s latest smartphone, with the announcement of a 12-month contract it claims is the “best value way of buying the iPhone 4S”.
The retail behemoth is offering the iPhone 4S in its 16GB flavour for £25 per month over a 12-month contract term, with an upfront charge of £335.
The 32GB and 64GB models are available at same monthly price point, but with one-time fees of £425 and £495 respectively to cover the cost of the handset.
Naturally there are 24-month contracts too. These start at £25 per month with an upfront free of £235 for the entry-level 16GB variant. If you want it free, you’re looking at £45 per month.
To sweeten the deal, Tesco, which expects to be selling the handset at the “end of the week” is also offering customers free Clubcard points when they sign up for the iPhone 4S.
New Tesco Mobile customers who register their interest now get 250 points if they wait two weeks for their handset. That rises to 500 points if they’re left hanging on for four weeks.
Existing Tesco Mobile customers, meanwhile, are rewarded for their steadfastness with 500 points for a fortnight's wait, rising to 1000 points for four-weeks.
Tesco is the last network to break cover with contract prices for iPhone 4S, after Three, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange unveiled their offerings over the last week.