O2’s iPhone 4 plans veer from €40 up to €100 a month

28 Jul 2010

Mobile operator Telefonica O2 has introduced a set of four different price plans for the Apple iPhone 4 that also include free extra add-ons that span voice, data and text, as well as free O2-to-O2 calls.

The company said that for the initial launch, due to limited stock availability, iPhone 4 will be offered to existing O2 customers only, on a first-come first-served basis.

It will be available on an 18-month contract with all price plans, including anytime minutes, texts, picture messaging and 2GB of data which can be used for mobile internet browsing and tethering. A 12-month contract is also available.

Customers on the O2 Advance 350, 550 and 700 plans can also select a range of free extra add-ons across voice, data or text, enabling them to tailor their price plan to how they use their phone.

Customers opting for O2 Advance 150 get free unlimited O2 to O2 calls and texts as part of their price plan.

The €40 a month O2 Advance 150 plan will consist of 150 minutes, 100 texts and 10 MMS messages. Under this plan, the iPhone 4 16Gb smartphone will cost €259 and the 32Gb device will cost €359.

The €60 a month O2 Advance 350 plan includes 350 voice minutes, 150 texts and 15 MMS messages, with the device costing €199 for the 16GB device and €299 for the 32GB plan.

O2’s Advance 550 plan, which costs €80 a month, comes with 550 voice minutes, 250 texts and 25 MMS messages. The iPhone 4 under this plan will cost €149 for the 16GB device and €249 for the 32GB version.

The iPhone 4 16GB and 32GB will be free under the €100 per month O2 Advance 700 plan which includes 700 voice minutes, 350 texts and 35 MMS messages.

iPhone 4 buyers can then choose one of a number of options: free O2 to O2 calls, free any network evening and weekend calls, free any network texts, free anytime landline calls or free 3GB data internet browsing and tethering.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years