Will you look at Tesco Mobile? Just three weeks after announcing it will carry the Apple iPhone, it has announced the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS will be available to buy from 14 December. And what's more, its pay monthly plans include an incredible one terabyte of data per month! That's 1,000GB, or over 250,000 songs... or over 1,000 times what Orange's 'unlimited data' plan is.
Not to mention that the network, which won the Mobile Choice award for Tariff of the Year, has announced some rather interesting price plans - you'll be able to get the iPhone 3GS 16GB free on a £60 per month, 24 month plan that includes unlimited data, calls and texts. A spokesperson from the Tesco Mobile press office said this was roughly the same value as the £75 tariff on O2 (whose network Tesco Mobile runs off), which also offers a free iPhone 3GS 16GB/32GB along with 3,000 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data.
But if that's too pricey, fork out £320 up front, and you can have your iPhone on a £20 per month plan that gives you unlimited data and £60 worth of calls and texts. Even more interesting? This one's a 12 month plan - the first time an iPhone has been available on such a short contract.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 3GS 32GB can be bought for £50 on the £60, 24 month tariff, and £407 with the £20 per month, 12 month contract.
Oddly, the iPhone 3G (8GB) is free on the £60 tariff too - but who's going to shell out £60 a month and decide to go with a slightly slower iPhone that can't copy/paste (among other things)?
Want a PAYG iPhone? That'll be £342 for the iPhone 3G; £440 for the iPhone 3GS 16GB; and £538 for iPhone 3GS 32GB.
The full tariff details are at the Tesco Mobile site, and iPhones are available from Tesco Phone Shops and the Tesco Direct website. We wonder if Vodafone, which will carry the iPhone from January, can come up with some equally enticing price plans?