updated 12:05 pm EDT, Thu June 24, 2010
Carrier still not selling device
Carrier 3 UK has finally published its pricing for the iPhone 4, which it has yet to launch. Plans start at a minimum of £30 per month, which brings 500 standard voice minutes. Five tiers exist, running up to £45 a month; beginning at one of two £35 options, as many as 2,000 voice minutes can be had. All plans include 5,000 3-to-3 minutes, 5,000 texts, and 1GB of cellular data.
As a rule, the prices of phones go down as the cost of plans increase. A 16GB model is £99 under the £30 plan, but free when paying £45 a month. A 32GB iPhone is £189 at the base tier, but £89 at the highest one. The two exceptions to this are in the second £35 tier, where people must pay £169 and £259 for 16 and 32GB phones, respectively, in order to secure 2,000 voice minutes.
3 has already begun selling 8GB black and 32GB white versions of the older iPhone 3GS, with plans ranging between £25 and £40 a month. It is not yet known when the iPhone 4 will become available, but 3 will be late in joining other supporting UK carriers including O2, Orange, Vodafone and Tesco. In the wings are T-Mobile UK, which has announced intentions, and Virgin Mobile, still in negotiations.