EE has become the first UK carrier to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5c, unveiling a suite of contracts and price points for the handset.
As you might expect with a new iPhone (even one billed as ‘cheap’), EE isn’t offering the 16GB or 32GB editions of the handset free on any deal.
However, perhaps the pick of EE’s contracts is priced £36 per month over two years (plus an upfront fee of £69.99). That gets you 1.5GB of data per month, plus unlimited calls and texts.
EE’s £41-per-month, 24-month contract is also worth a look. This also includes unlimited calls and texts, but features a weightier monthly data allowance of 2GB, with an upfront fee of £29.99 to cover the cost of the handset.
If you insist on a 12-month contract, natch the upfront charges and monthly repayments are much more substantial.
The contract with the lowest monthly price if you want to commit for one year only is £41 per month, with a fee of £439.99 to cover the cost of the handset.
All EE 4G plans entitle takers to 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Wednesday, alongside free use of Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi network on the London Underground.
Perhaps the most compelling reason to choose EE, though, is the breadth of its 4G network from launch.
Thanks to its first-mover advantage, EE now offers 4G in 100 towns and cities across the UK.
Conversely, O2’s network is London-only right now and it now seems won't work with the iPhone 5c from launch. Vodafone’s 4G network, which is currently solely in London, will be up and running in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield from September 28th.
Three, meanwhile, is set to rollout 4G in December, London, Birmingham and Manchester.