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Vodafone opens iPhone 5C pre-order today with plans starting at £42 per month

Vodafone has this morning opened pre-order for the iPhone 5C. 4G plans start at £42 a month with a £19 initial cost for the 16GB and £129 for the 32GB on a 24 month contract.

The price gets you 6GB of data and six months free Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify, as well as unlimited calls and texts.

After the end of October, the data offering will go down to just 2GB however, as Vodafone Red 4G currently has a limited offer that is adding an extra 4GB onto every deal.

Also for a limited time, the firm is giving a £20 credit bill to customers who pre-order the iPhone 5C online, essentially making the 16GB version free from any upfront cost.

The plans go up to £52 a month with 12GB of data and free Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile TV for the duration of the 24 month contract.

12 month contracts are also available with the same options, but at the inevitable higher price tags for the device and monthly costs.

If you're not too bothered about 4G, 3G plans are on offer starting at £29 a month with a £149 phone cost.

At the moment the Vodafone 4G network is only available in London, but there are plans to switch it on in 12 more cities this year, and to have 98 per cent national coverage by 2015.

Customers who currently have an iPhone 5, Samsung SIII or Galaxy Note II, but are not due for an upgrade, can get 75 per cent taken off their remaining plan charges and get an iPhone 5C on a new 4G plan.