MOBILE OPERATOR Vofafone has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5C.
Punters can now pore over the options available to them, and there are six. The company is offering three 12 month and three 24 month contracts.
The cheapest option will cost you £42 a month, while the most expensive is priced at £62. These are monthly rental tariffs. If you order the handset online Vodafone will give you a £20 credit.
£42 will get you a 24 month contract with a 4G ready handset and 6GB of monthly data. A 16GB phone will cost you £19 and the 32GB model will cost £129. You can plus size these options, and get as much as 12GB of data. That option, the largest of Vodafone's three, is priced at £52 a month. The iPhone itself costs £19, and you get two years of free Sky Sports or Spotify Premium with it. The £42 deal gives you these sweeteners for only six months.
One year plans are more costly and the cheapest of these is £52 per month. That will give you 6GB of data and a free six months of the above services. A 16GB handset will set you back £229 and the 32GB model costs £249.
Again these scale up, and if you want a one year contract with 12GB of data, you can expect to pay £62 a month. For that you get a year's worth of Sky or Spotify and a handset bill for £109 or £149, depending on which phone model you choose.
Both the 12 month and 24 month options have a middle tier that offers the same free deals and 8GB of data, and handsets that cost between £79 and £199.
The iPhone 5C will go on sale next week. Vodafone said that it will publish details of iPhone 5S pricing on 20 September. µ