iPhone 5s and 5c fanciers can now sign up for availability and pricing updates from EE, with the launch of the 4G carrier’s pre-registration scheme.
Would-be buyers who register will be notified of contract details for the phones as well as EE’s stockholdings, ahead of the handsets' arrival on the carrier from September 20th.
The iPhone 5s and 5c will also be up for grabs on EE’s sister networks T-Mobile and Orange on the same day, which not entirely coincidentally is the official release date named by Apple at yesterday’s launch event.
A pre-order date for the iPhone 5s has yet to be confirmed on EE. However, the carrier plans to start taking orders for the 5c from September 13th.
Details of EE’s intentions come as it confirmed an early-upgrade contract offer along the lines of O2’s Refresh scheme.
Dubbed Swap, this allows EE, T-Mobile and Orange customers to trade-in their existing phone for a 4G EE handset for a one-off fee ranging from £49 to £249.
EE’s terms and conditions indicate that customers who are six months or more into an 18 to 24-month contract qualify for the offer. Natch, you’ll also need a phone that’s in “good working order, with no significant dents, scratches, or cracks on the screen”.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Consumer Marketing Officer at EE, said: “With smartphone innovation moving at a relentless pace, we realise that some customers want to move to the latest handset at the earliest possible opportunity.
“That’s why we’ve introduced Swap to sit alongside our existing upgrade offers – providing a new, simple and easily affordable option for pay monthly customers to move to the latest 4G smartphones.”
The iPhone 5C and 5s will both be on offer through Swap, EE has confirmed.