The base contract is available
for £30 -- including a mandatory 24-month phone contract -- with
£35 and £45 per month contracts also available.
looking to avoid long-term phone contracts can purchase the phone for
£239, though those who spend more per month and are locked into a
contract can get a free iPhone.
Each contract includes
unlimited text messaging.
Vodafone iPhone users have a 1GB
monthly cap on mobile usage, with subscribers charged more if they go
over the limit. Orange has a 750MB cap per month for iPhone
mobile Internet use -- both companies have unlimited Wi-Fi, however,
the service includes an additional charge.
The iPhone for the
Vodafone network is now available on pre-order.
Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, Vodafone -- which could be dropped to the
No. 3 position -- hopes to offer superior network service over
competitors, especially with the iPhone.
AT&T, the only
U.S. wireless provider supporting the iPhone, has been slow to
upgrade its networks, and instead blames iPhone owners for its
lackluster 3G coverage throughout the United States. Vodafone
has likely watched AT&T's issues, and realizes that the company
with the best network in the UK is the one that consumers will be