Vodafone to carry iPhone from 25th March

The iPhone will be available on the Vodafone network from 25th March.

The iPhone will be available on the Vodafone network from 25th March.

Vodafone Ireland will offer the iPhone to its customers from 25th March as O2′s exclusivity deal comes to an end. Vodafone had previously announced that they would carry Apple’s successful smartphone late last year but no launch date has been set until now.

When it arrives Vodafone’s iPhone will be available at a number of price points, from free up to €299 depending on the model and tariff chosen. Customers will be required to sign up to an 18-month contract, as they are currently with O2, with contracts costing between €35 and €100 per month.

Vodafone will also offer a Pay As You Go option, with the iPhone 3G 8GB costing €419, the 3GS 16GB costing €519 and a 3GS 32GB costing €609.

Vodafone’s €35 tariff makes it the cheapest rate available for the iPhone in Ireland, though it does not include any bundled minutes or texts. The package does, however, include a 2GB data allowance and free calls and texts to other Vodafone customers.

O2′s cheapest rate is €40 per month, which currently offers 150 any network minutes, 100 texts, free O2 calls and texts and unlimited data allowance; however a data cap is expected to return at the end of this month.

The cheapest iPhone available from O2 is €49, however, while some Vodafone tariffs offer the phone for free.

The full Vodafone tariff details are as follows:

Perfect Choice Access +
Monthly fee: €35
Voice mins: 0
Text messages: 0
Data: 2GB
iPhone 3G 8GB: €99
iPhone 3GS 16GB: €199
iPhone 3GS 32GB: €299

Perfect Choice Access + 150
Monthly fee: €45
Voice mins: 150
Text messages: 150
Data: 2GB
iPhone 3G 8GB: €99
iPhone 3GS 16GB: €199
iPhone 3GS 32GB: €299

Perfect Choice Access + 300
Monthly fee: €60
Voice credit (mins): 300
Text messages: 300
Data: 2GB
iPhone 3G 8GB: €49
iPhone 3GS 16GB: €129
iPhone 3GS 32GB: €229

Perfect Choice Access + 500
Monthly fee: €80
Voice mins: 500
Text messages: 500
Data: 2GB
iPhone 3G 8GB: FREE
iPhone 3GS 16GB: €79
iPhone 3GS 32GB: €169

Perfect Choice Access + 700
Monthly fee: €100
Voice mins: 700
Text messages: 700
Data: 2GB
iPhone 3G 8GB: FREE
iPhone 3GS 16GB: FREE
iPhone 3GS 32GB: €49

• All plans carry unlimited calls and text to Vodafone numbers.
• Pricing quoted include VAT

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