Updated: 18 September with table of 4G tariffs for iPhone 5c. 

Itching to gets your hands on the brand new and very colourful iPhone 5c? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article will be constantly updated to give you all the latest information on prices and tariffs from all the major mobile networks - so check back often to get the latest news.

People were expecting that the new iPhone 5c would be a cheaper iPhone, but when Apple launched the new colourful iPhone it turned out that the off contract pricing for the new iPhone 5c – starting at £469 - was much more than expected.

However, the negative response to the pricing may be unfounded as many of the UK mobile phone networks will be subsidising the price of the iPhone 5c. We've asked the networks to provide their contract prices, read on to find out how much you will have to pay for the iPhone 5c.

If you want to read about the iPhone 5s tariffs we have an article about exactly that here: iPhone 5s tariffs and pricing: Best Apple's iPhone 5s contract

iPhone 5c - unlocked prices

If you have the cash, you can easily grab yourself and iPhone 5c without a contract (aka unlocked) from Apple’s online store, from its physical stores and, of course, from mobile phone stores like Carphone Warehouse. The iPhone 5c is now available for pre-order and will go on regular sale from Friday 20 September.

The iPhone 5c comes in five different colours - white, pink, yellow, blue and green - and offers a choice of 16GB or 32GB storage capacities. Models with 32GB of storage are more expensive than the 16GB versions.

iPhone 5c 16GB - £469 without a contract

iPhone 5c 32GB - £549 without a contract

Obviously you will need to factor in the monthly outlay of whatever contract or pay-as-you-go deal you opt for. 

iPhone 5c - contract prices

Buying an iPhone 5c with a mobile contract is a more complicated business thanks to the huge variation tariffs and networks on offer. We’re going to list the most important ones from all the major mobile networks here. We’ll update this section with further details as soon as we have them.

What are the UK mobiile networks charging for the iPhone? 

This table shows the 4G contracts available in the UK, there are more details below the table.

Apple only mentioned on its store that EE and Vodafone would support 4G LTE connectivity on the two devices which lead to some concerns. However, all UK networks will be able to offer 4G on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. There will be a delay in some cases though. 

We will add to this list as we receive information. 

O2

O2 was the first UK network to announce pricing for the iPhone 5c.

O2 customers will have a slight wait for 4G access on their new handset. O2 has announced that their 4G network will be able to run on the new iPhones, but, unfortunately Apple won't have made the "settings" available until November, they told The Telegraph.

However, if you purchase an iPhone on the O2 network you will be able to get a £5 discount on your bill for a month. 

O2 iPhone 5c prices

The iPhone 5c is only available on the company’s O2 Refresh tariff, which allows you to upgrade your phone at any time. All details given are per month. You have two price plans to choose from so far:

OPTION 1 = O2 has contacted us to confirm a new price 12pm, 12 September

Model: iPhone 5c 16GB

Tariff: O2 Refresh

Upfront cost: £29.99 (New price, was previously listed as £49)

Monthly cost: £32

Calls and texts: 600 minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (3G): 750MB

Two year contract with the option to upgrade at any time. 

Total price: £797.99 

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c 16GB

Tariff: O2 Refresh

Upfront cost: £99.99

Monthly cost: £42.99

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 5GB

Two year contract with the option to upgrade at any time. 

Total price: £1,131.75 

Vodafone 

Vodafone is offering a £20 bill credit to customers who pre-order iPhone 5c online. This effectively makes the iPhone 5c 16GB free on a £42 price plan, which offers 6GB of data, the company explains that that is the standard 2GB you get with Vodafone Red 4G-ready plus the ‘4GB bonus’ which is an extra 4GB per month for the duration of your contract for anyone who signs up before the end of October.

Vodafone’s 3G plans, customers will be able to get iPhone 5c from £25 a month on a 24 month contract with a £199 upfront contribution. It will be available from £37 on Vodafone Red (3G) with a £19 upfront contribution and from free on the Vodafone Red L (3G) plan at £42. Both Red plans come with unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1GB and 2GB data respectively. Again, customers pre-ordering online will get a one off £20 credit for a limited time, effectively making iPhone free on £37 Vodafone Red (3G) plans.   

Customers with an iPhone 5, Samsung SIII or Galaxy Note II don’t have to worry if they’re not due for an upgrade yet. They can bring it back to one of our stores, even if their plan hasn't ended. We'll knock 75% off their remaining charges, let them upgrade early and start a new 4G plan.

Vodafone iPhone 5c prices 

OPTION 1

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready

Upfront cost: 16GB £19 / 32GB £129

Monthly cost: £42

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 6GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 6 months

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £1,027

Total price: 32GB £1,137

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready L

Upfront cost: 16GB £FREE / 32GB £79

Monthly cost: £47

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 8GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 24 months

Two year contract. 

Total price: 16GB £1,128

Total price: 32GB £1,207

OPTION 3

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready XL

Upfront cost: 16GB £FREE / 32GB £19

Monthly cost: £52

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 12GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 24 months

Two year contract. 

Total price: 16GB £1,248

Total price: 32GB £1,267

OPTION 4

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready

Upfront cost: 16GB £229 / 32GB £249

Monthly cost: £52

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 6GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 6 months

One year contract. 

Total price: 16GB £853

Total price: 32GB £873

OPTION 5

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready

Upfront cost: 16GB £169 / 32GB £199

Monthly cost: £57

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 8GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 12 months

One year contract. 

Total price: 16GB £853

Total price: 32GB £883 

OPTION 6

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Vodafone Red 4G-ready

Upfront cost: 16GB £109 / 32GB £149

Monthly cost: £62

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 12GB

Extras: Sky Sports or Spotify Premium for 12 months

One year contract. 

Total price: 16GB £853

Total price: 32GB £893

EE

UK network EE has announced the following pricing plans for the iPhone 5c. 

EE iPhone 5c prices 

OPTION 1

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £189.99 (16GB) / £269.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £26

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 500MB

Two year contract

Total price: 16GB £813.99

Total price: 32GB £893.99

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £109.99 (16GB) / £209.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £31

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 1GB

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £853.99

Total price: 32GB £953.99

OPTION 3

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £69.99 (16GB) / £169.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £36

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 1.5GB

Two year contract.

Total price: 16GB £933.99

Total price: 32GB £1,033.99

OPTION 4

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £39.99 (16GB) / £109.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £41

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 2GB

Two year contract

Total price: 16GB £1,023.99

Total price: 32GB £1,093.99 

OPTION 5 

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £9.99 (16GB) / £59.99 (£32GB)

Monthly cost: £46

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 10GB

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £1,113.99

Total price: 32GB £1,163.99 

OPTION 6 

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 24 months

Upfront cost: £9.99 (16GB) / £59.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £51

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 20GB

Two year contract  

Total price: 16GB £1,233.99

Total price: 32GB £1,283.99

OPTION 7

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £439.99 (16GB) / £519.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £41

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 500MB

One year contract 

Total price: 16GB £931.99

Total price: 32GB £1,011.99

OPTION 8

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £379.99 (16GB) / £459.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £46

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 750MB

One year contract 

Total price: 16GB £931.99

Total price: 32GB £1,011.99

OPTION 9

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £319.99 (16GB) / £419.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £51

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 1GB

One year contract  

Total price: 16GB £982.99

Total price: 32GB £1,082.99

OPTION 10

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £299.99 (16GB) / £359.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £56

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 3GB

One year contract  

Total price: 16GB £971.99

Total price: 32GB £1,031.99 

OPTION 11

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £279.99 (16GB) / £339.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £61

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 5GB

One year contract 

Total price: 16GB £1,011.99

Total price: 32GB £1,071.99 

OPTION 12

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 12 Month 4GEE

Contract Length: 12 months

Upfront cost: £259.99 (16GB) / £309.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £66

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 8GB

One year contract 

Total price: 16GB £1,051.99

Total price: 32GB £1,101.99

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has over 20 pay monthly contracts available for the iPhone 5c with prices ranging from £7 per month (£349.99 upfront cost) for the iPhone 5c 16GB to £62 per month (£49.99 upfront cost) for the iPhone 5c 32GB. To see them all go to T-Mobile's site. Here though are the headliners

T-mobile contract prices 

OPTION 1 

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 3G

Upfront cost: £89.99 (16GB) / £189.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £32

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (3G): unlimited

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £857.99

Total price: 32GB £957.99

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 3G

Upfront cost: £49.99 (16GB) / £149.99 (36GB)

Monthly cost: £37

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (3G): unlimited

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £937.99

Total price: 32GB £1,037.99

Orange

Orange is offering over 20 different contracts available for the iPhone 5c with prices ranging £10 per month (£299.99 upfront cost) for a iPhone 5c 15GB  to £42 per month (£109.99 upfront cost) for an iPhone 5c 32GB To see them all go to Orange Pay Monthly Plans

All of Orange’s The Works and Panther plans include free Swapables (sic) which include content like Sky Sports Mobile TV or unlimited music. Your Swapables can be changed every 30 day and you get two Swapables per month on Panther plans and one Swapable per month on The Works plans. Go to Orange Swapables for more details.

Orange iPhone 5c contracts 

OPTION 1 

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 3G

Upfront cost: £69.99 (16GB) / £169.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £32

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (3G): 500MB

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £837.99

Total price: 32GB £937.99

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: 24 Month 3G

Upfront cost: £29.99 / £129.99 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £37

Calls and texts: unlimited minutes, unlimited texts

Mobile data (4G): 1GB

Two year contract  

Total price: 16GB £917.99

Total price: 32GB £1,017.99

Three

Although Three isn’t expected to roll out its 4G network until the autumn, anyone who’s currently on Three will be ‘nudged up’ to the faster speeds for free when it does. “What’s more, as we’re the only network to offer all-you-can-eat data on 4G,” says Three. “You’ll be able to do all the internetting you love as much as you like and faster than ever. Just with a little extra oomph.” Smashing. 

3 contract options for iPhone 5c

OPTION 1

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Ultimate Internet 500

Upfront cost: £49 (16GB) / £49 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £37 (16GB) / £42 (32GB)

Calls and texts: 500 any network minutes, 5000 texts

Mobile data (3G): Unlimited

Two year contract

Total price: 16GB £937

Total price: 32GB £1,057

OPTION 2

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: Ultimate Internet 1000

Upfront cost: £49 (16GB) / £49 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £39 (16GB) / £44 (32GB)

Calls and texts: 1000 any network minutes, 5000 texts

Mobile data (3G): Unlimited

Two year contract  

Total price: 16GB £985

Total price: 32GB £1,105 

OPTION 3 

Model: iPhone 5c

Tariff: The One Plan

Upfront cost: £49 (16GB) / £49 (32GB)

Monthly cost: £41 (16GB) / £46 (32GB)

Calls and texts: 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5000 texts

Mobile data (3G): Unlimited

Two year contract 

Total price: 16GB £1,033

Total price: 32GB £1,153

Carphone Warehouse

You can easily compare all the different price plans for the iPhone 5c on the Carphone Warehouse website.

We'll update this story as we hear more. So be sure to visit again. 

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