Vodafone to bring iPhone to the UK on 14 January

Vodafone today announced that it will launch iPhone in the UK on 14 January, with a range of contract price plans tailored to let customers make the most of the UK’s outstanding network.

Available from as little as £30 a month on a 24 month contract customers will be able to pre-order their iPhone from today, in store, through their account manager or online. Customers who have already registered interest will be contacted by email with details of how to pre-order their iPhone.

iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance, up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G, with longer battery life, a high quality three megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control.

The groundbreaking App Store provides access to more than 100,000 applications from games to social networking to financial planning and health management, generating more than 2 billion downloads to date. iPhone is now available in over 80 countries around the world.

“We started preparing our network over a year ago so that iPhone customers will really feel the advantage of being with Vodafone,” said Guy Laurence, CEO, Vodafone UK. “We will offer an outstanding iPhone experience wherever our customers live, work and travel, delivering speed and reliability – something our customers have told us they really value.”

“We’re especially pleased to offer iPhone to business customers from launch, both directly and through a network of 20 dealers across the country, clearly demonstrating that Vodafone is the natural home for small business.”

iPhone customers can use up to 1GB of mobile data as part of their price plans as well as take advantage of unlimited access to Wi-Fi in the home and free, publicly available services throughout the country. Also included within the price plans, to add even more value, customers will also be able to use up to 1GB of data on one of the UK’s largest WiFi networks, BT Openzone, providing highspeed internet access at premium locations across the UK.