In just over a week, the Apple iPhone will be available to customers of Orange for the first time in the UK, ending O2's exclusivity of the phenomenally popular device. Both the 3GS and 3G variants will be available to contract customers with the iPhone 3G also available on prepay. Orange will make the iPhone available in all 402 UK Orange stores, with stores opening at the earlier time of 7am on the 10 November. In addition, the iPhone on Orange will also be available from its online shop, telesales channels, Orange HMV concessions, Apple Retail Stores, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and other selected high street partners.
The iPhone 3GS will be available on all £45 24-month contracts, with the 3G model also available free on a 24-month contract but at cheaper £30 a month tariff. Customers who top up by £50 at the point of purchase will be able to get their hands on the iPhone 3G on Orange Pay As You Go for £333, which will include 250 MB of data each month as well as unlimited use of BT Openzone's Wi-Fi network for 12 months.
Vodafone has also announced that it will begin selling the iPhone with early 2010 expected to be the on-sale time.