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Apple has teamed up with UK carriers to offer Britons pay as you go SIM cards with iPhones directly from its site for the first time ever.

Customers buying an unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and newest 4S edition in white or black from the site right now get the option to add a SIM card from O2, Vodafone or Three.

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Choose O2 and you’ll get £10 of call credit, 300 texts, 500MB data and 500MB of data to be used within 30 days of purchase.

Three’s SIM offers 300 mins, 3000 texts and unlimited data also to be used within 30 days. Go with Voda at £15 and you’re looking at 300 mins, 3000 texts and 500MB of mobile data, which, you’ve guessed it, you’ve got to use within 30 days.

The pay as you go offer, which has the neat bonus of meaning you avoid pesky credit checks that come as standard on contracts, is set to run on the Apple Store until May 9th.

Unlike standard network PAYG iPhone sales, the handset is also not tied to a carrier - allowing buyers the flexibility to switch SIMs if and when a better tariff appears.

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