Apple iPhone War: Vodafone, O2, Tesco and Orange
Staying in touch seems to becoming easier and easier although more complicated as providers race to cash in on the iPhone phenomenon.
In just eight days Orange and Tesco provide a smartphone option and Vodafone joins 02. Great news, well it is but it does make it harder to pick out the contracts which are better value for money.
Tesco offers a 12 month contract but this means that the short term deal is very expensive at Â£320 for a 16GB iPhone 3GS or Â£407 for the 32GB version. However it is the only operator to offer a 12 month option.
02 and Orange offer 16GB handsets for just Â£87.11 and Â£87 respectively on a two year contract and charge Â£34.26 a month for 600 minutes of airtime and 500 texts. Vodafone offers a 24 month option with a free 16GB handset but the monthly rate is Â£45 dearer but includes unlimited texts and 1,200 minutes of airtime. Source – mirror.co.uk