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iPhone 5s and 5c available on O2 Refresh tariff, but not on 4G from day one

iPhone 5s and 5c available on O2 Refresh tariff, but not on 4G from day one

The iPhone 5s and 5c are coming to O2's Refresh. That's the ground-breaking tariff that means you won't have to pay off the remainder of your airtime if you want to upgrade to a newer handset. Provided you sign up to a new two-year contract, that is.

There is one caveat, though. Neither the iPhone 5s or 5c will work on the company's 4G network from day one.

In the small print, O2 says: "iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are both 4G-ready devices that will be enabled to run on our 4G network within the coming weeks - this will happen when new settings are ready to be sent by Apple and we will inform customers when they are available."

That could be why O2 was left off Apple's 4G spec sheet on its website.

The Refresh tariff is a good idea if you always upgrade to the latest handset as soon as it becomes available.

It splits your monthly bill between the cost of the phone and your data, minutes and texts.

o2 refresh

The upshot of keeping those separate is that when you upgrade you can pay off what's left on the phone, but aren't liable for the amount remaining on your contract that covers your monthly allowances.

Apple announced the iPhone 5s and 5c on Tuesday night. The 5s features a fingerprint scanner for greater security and easier online shopping.

The 5c, meanwhile, comes in five bright hues, with a range of silicone cases offering dozens of colour combinations.

The 5c is available to pre-order from tomorrow, for launch on September 20th. If you want the 5s on launch day, you'll have to get down to your local Apple Store.

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