Vodafone gets Apple iPhone sparking prospect of UK price war

Darren Allan

September 29, 2009

Vodafone has announced that it will be stocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS in the UK.

The move comes hot on the heels of Orange’s iPhone deal which was revealed yesterday, well and truly shattering O2’s exclusive on the phone.

This is almost certain to spark off a three-way price battle, which is great news for consumers who want to get their hands on the UK’s coolest gadget (as the iPhone was voted yesterday in a CoolBrands survey).

The not-so-good news is that the serious three-way undercutting won’t start until after the Christmas period, as the Vodafone deal won’t begin until early 2010.

Orange, however, will be offering the phone in time for Santa’s sack.

No pricing details have yet been announced by Vodafone (or indeed Orange), but the 3GS is now live on the Vodafone shop online, and you can register to be kept updated with further details as they emerge.

Currently, if you want an iPhone 3GS 16GB, to get the phone free you have to sign up to a 24 month contract with O2 costing £44 a month. Expect that price to come down soon, and hopefully to keep falling.


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