Orange and T-Mobile to offer iPhone 5 in the UK on 21st September, EE to Offer iPhone 5 on its 4G LTE network
Orange and T-Mobile today announced they will offer iPhone 5 in the UK beginning Friday, September 21. Customers can pre-order iPhone 5 through all retail stores, via telesales and online at www.orange.co.uk/iphone5 and www.t-mobile.co.uk/iphone5. Orange and T-Mobile will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect to its fast HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA networks with Wideband Audio. EE will offer iPhone 5 on its 4G LTE network with Wideband Audio when it launches in the coming weeks.
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.
"We are thrilled to offer iPhone 5 to our Orange and T-Mobile customers and look forward to launching EE's superfast 4G service in the coming weeks for iPhone 5 customers to enjoy all the phone's amazing new features on our new network," said Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer, EE. "Anyone purchasing iPhone 5 on Orange or T-Mobile will also have the option to upgrade to EE’s 4G network as soon as it launches."
Orange and T-Mobile customers will enjoy faster 3G thanks to the fact they will be on the UK's biggest and best 3G and 2G network. iPhone 5 customers on EE will get access to 4G, delivering superfast mobile internet speeds, typically five times faster than the current average 3G speeds. EE's pioneering new superfast 4G service will launch in the coming weeks and will be available in 16 major UK cities, covering 20 million people by Christmas. Customers of all three brands will be served by Britain's biggest, fastest and most reliable network.
Orange pricing for iPhone 5:
|The Works (24 month plan)|
|Voice (minutes)||100 – Any Net||Unlimited|
|SMS||125 – Any Net||Unlimited|
|iPhone 5 16GB||£249.99||£109.99||£29.99||£0.00|
|iPhone 5 32GB||£379.99||£219.99||£139.99||£89.99|
|iPhone 5 64GB||£449.99||£269.99||£209.99||£179.99|
|iPhone 4S 16GB||£99.99||£29.99||£0|
|iPhone 4 8GB||£0|
*Upfront costs for plans costing £41 or more a month, are subject to a £50 deposit, which we'll refund back on to your bill if you stay with Orange for four months.
T-Mobile pricing for iPhone 5:
|The Full Monty (24 month plan)|
|Voice (minutes)||100 – Any Net||2,000 – Any Net||Unlimited|
|SMS||500 – Any Net||Unlimited|
|iPhone 5 16GB||£249.00||£109.00||£49.00||£29.00|
|iPhone 5 32GB||£379.00||£219.00||£149.00||£99.00|
|iPhone 5 64GB||£429.00||£269.00||£219.00||£189.00|
|iPhone 4S 16GB||£99.00||£19.00||£19.00||£19.00|
|iPhone 4 8GB||£0.00|
If Orange and T-Mobile iPhone 5 customers want to upgrade to the new superfast EE 4G service when it launches in the coming weeks – or at any point in their existing contract- then the process will be made as simple as possible. If their new EE plan is the same term and price per month or more than their existing plan, the move will be at no additional cost.
For more information on iPhone 5, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
For more information, please contact the EE press team on:
Phone: 0845 373 7070
EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed line services to 27 million customers, and will soon become the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.
EE is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, and will be launching its new superfast 4G brand – EE – in the coming weeks.
Its 4G service will cover a third of the population by the end of 2012 and its fibre service will cover 50% of the population by the end of the year.
EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.
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