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Vodafone puts iPhone 6 and Plus phablet on pre-order

Vodafone has announced that it now has the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus up for pre-order, with some added bonuses thrown in.

First off, though, let's take a look at the tariffs for the iPhones. If you want the base 16GB iPhone 6 (4.7in model), you can get it on a 3G Red plan for £38.50 per month with unlimited calls, texts and 1GB of data. However, there's a £99 up-front fee on this plan.

If you want the cheapest (3G) tariff possible, that's £26.50 per month and comes with just 100 minutes and 100MB of data (plus unlimited texts). However, it stipulates a £249 fee for the handset up-front.

The cheapest 4G plan for the iPhone 6 is £38.50, with a £99 up-front charge, giving you 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. 4G Red tariffs start at £43.50 per month with a £99 charge up-front, with unlimited calls and texts, and 4GB of data, plus a free dollop of Netflix, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV.

Moving on to the iPhone 6 Plus, the cheapest tariff for this is a 3G affair which is £31.50 per month, offering 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100 MB data, though again you'll need to stump up £249 up-front, as with the 4.7in model.

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The cheapest 4G option is £43.50 per month, costing you £99 up-front, and offering 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. 4G Red plans start at £48.50 per month, with a £99 fee for the phone, and give you unlimited calls, texts and 4GB of data, again with a choice of freebie from Netflix, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV.

Those who are prepared to fork out for a 4G Red XL or Red XXL plan will pay £58.50 and £63.50 per month for the phablet iPhone (with a £19 up-front fee) for 10GB and 20GB of data respectively. In the case of the iPhone 6, these plans are £53.50 and £58.50 respectively – a fiver cheaper. These come with unlimited calls and texts (as you'd hope), plus there's a new bonus offer – instead of having to choose one content freebie, Vodafone gives you two of them, with six months of free Netflix, and a choice of Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV for free for the run of your contract (two years).

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This double content offer for XL and XXL tariffs holds true for all smartphones, not just the new iPhones, but the offer is only valid until 3 November.

Vodafone has one final offer which is for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers taking out a 4G contract on a 16GB model – they can trade in their old handset to get £5 off their monthly fee. Obviously that equates to £120 for your old phone, which might be a pretty good value proposition depending on what model you have (and what state it's in).