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Tesco To Sell Apple's iPhone 4

As expected, Tesco, which surprised everyone last year by starting to sell the iPhone, has put up a registration page for the just announced iPhone 4 smartphone here (opens in new tab) while still continuing to flog the remaining stocks of iPhone 3GS 16GB and 32GB and the iPhone 3G.

The giant retailer will be stocking the device from the 24th of June and joins the likes of Three, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone leaving Virgin Mobile as being the only major UK mobile network which hasn't yet announced the new kid on the block.

Tesco turned some heads last year when it introduced 12-month iPhone contracts albeit with a hefty initial price to pay for the phone. Interestingly, Tesco Mobile uses O2's network and appears to have adopted a more stringent fair usage limit of 500MB of monthly data.

That said, it is still sticking to the term "unlimited" when it comes to both Web and Wi-Fi consumption, something that is starting to become a tad ridiculous.

On the other hand, for every £1 spent on your monthly bill or top up, Tesco gives you three points, which is equivalent to a 3p discount, worth 12p when you spend it on partners' deals.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.