The iPhone 5 is available to pre-order today on T-Mobile and Orange, giving fanboys and early adopters the chance to be among the first to own Apple’s sixth-gen handset.
Orange is offering the 16GB, entry-level edition of the handset free at £46 per month over two years. Monthly allowances on this plan are 3GB of mobile data and unlimited calls and texts.
T-Mobile isn’t offering the phone for free at any price point. But if we were in the market for some shiny new iKit, we’d probably choose the £41 per month option – plus one-off charge of £49. That gets you unlimited calls, unlimited texts and totally unfettered web use.
It’s worth noting, however, that even though T-Mobile and Orange come under the EE umbrella brand, formerly Everything Everywhere, neither carrier will be using EE’s 4G network for the iPhone 5. For now, at least.
If you want to surf the web in the UK at 4G speeds you’ll have to sign up specifically with EE, which is expected to announce price points in the next few days.
Virgin Media, which has yet to range an iPhone of any stripe, and O2 are the sole other carriers yet to break cover with contract pricing.