iPhone 5C pre-order network pricing UK

Apple's newly announced plastic iPhone 5C has gone up for pre-order at the Apple Store and mobile operators alike. Here's all the information you need on buying the iPhone 5C. See also: iPhone 5C review.

See also: Apple iPhone 5C review - hands-on review.

If you're taken by the colourful iPhone 5C smartphone, then you can now order it from Apple starting at £469 ahead of its release date of 20 September (a week today). The cheaper iPhone has also gone up for pre-order with UK mobile networks.

iPhone 5C: EE

EE has also got the iPhone 5C up for pre-order with upfront prices starting at £9.99. That's on a two year contract with a £46 per month cost. Contracts start at £26 per month but you'll have to pay a fee of £189 and you only get 500MB of data.

iPhone 5C: Three

Three's recommended plan is The One Plan which costs £41 per month with an upfront cost of £49 for the iPhone 5C. It's a two year contract and be aware that Three's 4G network won't be switched on until December. The cheapest plan (Ultimate internet 500) is £37 per month.

iPhone 5C: O2

You can get the iPhone 5C on O2 Refresh from £47 per month with 1 GB of data. However, despite having a 4G network, users will have to wait for an update for the phone to be compatible.

See also: O2 4G delayed for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Smartphones need an update.

iPhone 5C: Carphone Warehouse

The Carphone Warehouse is offering the iPhone 5C in both 16 GB and 32 GB models with contracts starting at £32 per month with the phone included for free.

iPhone 5C: Vodafone

Vodafone is offering the iPhone 5C for £42 per month on a two year contract on its Red 4G tariff. This includes 6 GB of data and the £19 upfront payment is effectively cancelled out for those ordering online thanks to a £20 credit.

Customers opting for a 4G tariff will gain either free Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium included.4G-ready SIM-only plans start at £26 and 12 month plans. See the table below for Vodafone Red 4G pricing.

Those not bothered about the faster speeds of 4G can get the iPhone 5C on 3G plans, customers will from £25 a month on a two year contract with a £199 upfront fee.

Those keen to upgrade to the flagship iPhone 5S will have to wait until 20 September for contract pricing. It starts at £549 if you go straight to Apple but can't be pre-ordered like the iPhone 5C.


Vodafone Red 4G-ready

Vodafone Red 4G-ready L

Vodafone Red 4G-ready XL

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Sky Sports or Spotify Premium

6 months

24 months

24 months

iPhone 5c 16GB




iPhone 5c 32GB