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O2 Announces iPhone 4 Tariff, No PAYG Yet

Telefonica owned O2 has become the second UK mobile network operator to post details of its iPhone 4 plans and it seems that the operator has hiked up prices with the iPhone 4 available for free for £60 per month for the unlimited package on a two year contract.

Like other contracts, a shorter 18-month contract is available but will cost £5 extra per month. This one gives you unlimited minutes & texts, 1GB UK data and unlimited UK Wi-Fi.

The full list of tariffs, which is available here (opens in new tab), also shows that you can expect to pay as much as £323 to get the iPhone 4 32GB if you buy the cheapest monthly contract at £30 per month.

As expected, O2 has implemented new quota limits for the iPhone with the lower three tariffs carrying 500MB limits, the 900 & 1200 minutes, 750MB per month and the unlimited package stuck at 1GB.

This means that the lowest TCO for the iPhone 4 16GB would be £749. O2 has also published a business tariff but it is a carbon copy of the consumer table only without VAT.

That said, the only missing bit is the price of PAYG iPhone 4 on O2. Expect the 16GB version to cost around £449 and the 32GB, £549.

We already know that PAYG iPhone 4 will come with free data and Wi-Fi and that the former will be free up to October 2010 after which users will have to pay £10 per month for 500MB of data.

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.