Orange has become the first UK operator to list its iPhone 4 pricing and tariffs, with O2 following suit shortly afterwards.
Orange said on Thursday morning that the 16GB version of the smartphone will be free on its business tariff that costs £50 per month on a two-year contract. The 32GB version will cost £41.70 on the same tariff.
O2 announced that afternoon that the 16GB model would be free on £60 per month two-year, or £65 per month 18-month contracts, with the 32GB costing £29 for the same tariffs.
On Orange's cheapest business tariff — which involves a £30 outlay per month on a two-year contract — the 16GB version will cost £101.28 and the 32GB version will cost £186.38. For those wanting to get the handset SIM-free, Orange will charge £480 for the 16GB version and £570 for the 32GB version.
O2's pricing is £279 for a £25 per month, two-year contract or £209 for a £30 per month, 18-month contract for the 16GB model; £323 and £299, respectively, for 32GB. O2 has not announced pay-as-you-go pricing; a company spokesperson told ZDNet UK that this would be announced "shortly, or later".
None of the other operators lined up to carry the device — T-Mobile, Vodafone, 3 and Tesco — have released pricing. The handset is due for release on 24 June.
The iPhone 4 will use a micro-SIM, as used in the 3G versions of the iPad. Orange noted in an FAQ section that the "iPad micro-SIM card will not work with your iPhone" — sources at Apple suggested that this was because the iPad micro-SIM is not provisioned for voice calls.