If you want an iPhone 5 but the additional burn of the pricey handset costs are too much to ask for, then Carphone Warehouse’s exclusive new iPhone plan should be right up your street.

The plan operates on O2’s network but it isn’t available on the carrier’s own iPhone 5 webpages. For £39 a month on a 24 month contract, prospective customers can pick up a black or white 16GB Apple iPhone 5, for free. The hit comes with some of the allowances, as technically some less expensive plans do offer more in the way of minutes, texts or data, but with a more noticeable handset price tag as the trade-off.

£39 a month offers a respectable 900 any-network minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data, so this plan is better suited to those who don’t plan on using online services beyond email unless their connected to a WiFi network. The retailer is also offering up to £250 trade-in for old iPhones to help reduce the financial strain even further.

Here’s a roundup of network and SIM-free availability for the new iPhone 5, or  you can check out our Apple iPhone 5 deals.

iPhone 5


Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse slate a 1-2 week delivery time for both 16GB and 32GB models in both black and white, whilst the 64GB models are listed as allowing three days for delivery.

T-Mobile, £26 a month iPhone 5 16GB (18 months) - Users are offered 50 minutes, 250 texts and 750MB of data. Handset - £394

Vodafone, £41 a month iPhone 5 16GB (12 months) - Users are offered 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB data. In addition, this plan offers 2GB of BT-Openzone WiFi access too. Handset - £284

O2, £39 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. Handset - free

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EE

Apple confirmed at the launch EE will be selling the iPhone 5. EE is the UKs first 4G network, so you'll be able to take advantage of speeds up to 21Mbps. For the moment, the site directs users to both Orange and T-Mobile's respective sites where they'll be able to switch to EE's 4G network once it goes live in the UK. 

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O2

O2 are now selling the iPhone 5. Based on the fact that the iPhone 5 solely supports the 1800MHz frequency band for LTE in the UK, users will be confined to 3G speeds on O2. More information can be found on Apple's site, here.

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£26 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited minutes and texts plus 1GB of data. Handset - £249.99


£36 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited minutes and texts plus 1GB of data. Handset - £99.99


£46 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited minutes and texts plus 1GB of data. Handset - free

Orange

Orange is part of Everything Everywhere (EE), so it's no surprise to hear the network is selling the new iPhone 5. What's more, users will be able to transfer to EE's 4G network once it goes live in the UK. Pricing for selected plans is as follows:

£36 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls and texts in addition to 1GB of data. Handset - £109.99

£46 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls and texts in addition to 3GB of data. Handset - free

£51 a month iPhone 5 32GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls, texts and data.

Handset - £39.99

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Phones 4U

Tariffs are available from Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone at Phones 4U.

T-Mobile £21 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 50 minutes and 250 texts along with 750MB of data.

Handset - £334.00

Vodafone, £37 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls and texts, alongside 1GB of data and 2GB of WiFi.

Handset - £94.00

Orange, £61 a month iPhone 5 16GB (18 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls, 500 texts, 2GB of data and WiFi.

Handset - free

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile will be selling the new iPhone 5 much like Orange but with a greater focus on unlimited data in their plans.

The Full Monty £36 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 2000 minutes plus unlimited texts and data. In addition users receive unlimited minutes on T-Mobile to T-Mobile calls.

Handset - £109

The Full Monty £46 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls, texts and data. 

Handset - £29

The Full Monty £61 a month iPhone 5 32GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls, texts and data.

Handset - £29

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Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile had announced pay monthly pricing for the iPhone 5, interestingly the phone isn't free on any tariff, but there are 12 month tariffs. Check out the link below for a full list of tariffs.


£25 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 1500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Handset - £300

 

£30 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24/12 months) - Users are offered 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Handset - £200/£400


£45 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Handset - £50

£30 a month iPhone 5 64GB (24 months) - Users are offered 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Handset - £275

£30 a month iPhone 5 64GB (24 months) - Users are offered 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Handset - £350

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Three

Three confirmed it would be selling the iPhone 5 and tariffs for both black and white models are now online.

Ultimate Internet 500, £34 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and unlimited data.

Handset - £79

The One Plan, £36 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes and unlimited data.

Handset - £79

The One Plan, £42 a month iPhone 5 64GB (24 months) - Users are offered 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes and unlimited data.

Handset - £109

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Virgin Media

There's still no news yet from Virgin Media as to whether it will be selling the iPhone 5.

 

Vodafone

The iPhone 5 is now available on Vodafone’s site although the 16GB and 32GB black along with the 16GB white iPhone 5 are set to take up to three weeks for delivery. What’s more the carrier is pushing its RED Box service for those who want help transferring their contacts over from their old device. Plans are as follows:

£33 a month iPhone 5 16GB (24 months) - Users are offered 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

Handset - £149

Red Data, £47 a month iPhone 5 32GB (24 months) - Users are offered unlimited calls and texts in addition to 2GB of data.

Handset - £89

£51 a month iPhone 5 16GB (12 months) - Users are offered 1200 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. Handset - £169

Based on the fact that the iPhone 5 solely supports the 1800MHz frequency band for LTE in the UK, users will be confined to 3G speeds on Vodafone. More information can be found on Apple's site, here.

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