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Tesco Mobile to offer iPhone from Monday

Cheapest iPhone tariff so far
Written by Jo Best, Contributor on

Cheapest iPhone tariff so far

Tesco Mobile has announced it's to start selling the Apple iPhone from next week.

The iPhone will be available through Tesco's MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), which piggybacks on the O2 network, from Monday.

Consumers will be able to choose from a 12 or 24-month contract - a first for the device.

The 12-month contract will cost £20 per month and come with unlimited web usage as well as with what Tesco describes as "£60 of flexible credit [for users] to spend as they choose each month" on calls and texts.

Customers will, however, need to buy the device upfront, paying £222 for an 8GB iPhone 3G, £320 for a 16GB iPhone 3GS or £407 for the 32GB equivalent.

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The Apple iPhone will shortly be available on Tesco's network
(Image credit: Apple)

The 24-month contract will carry a £60 per month tariff, with unlimited calls, texts and web usage.

Both the 8GB iPhone 3G and the 16GB iPhone 3GS will come free with the £60 deal, but the 32GB 3GS will cost users an additional one-off payment of £50 on top of their monthly contract.

Tesco Mobile is the third mobile operator to carry the iPhone in the UK, joining original Apple partner O2 and Orange, which begun selling the handset last month.

Vodafone has also announced it will carry the iPhone from next year.

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