iPhone 4 UK O2/Orange/Vodafone comparison by @jmedwards
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Link to this spreadsheet:http://bit.ly/iphone4ukcomparison
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Feedback and messages:http://twitter.com/jmedwards
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24 months18 months12 months12 months sim-only contract, left rolling for 6 extra months (to make 18 months)
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Listed: "O2 Simplicity for iPhone", "Vodafone SIM only plans for iPhone", "Tesco Mobile iPhone"Listed: "O2 Simplicity for iPhone", "Vodafone SIM only plans for iPhone", "Tesco Mobile iPhone"
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monthly cost£25£30£35£40£45£30£35£40£45£50£15£20£25£30£35£45£15£20£25£30£35£45
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MinutesO2100300600900120010030060090012003006009001200Unlimited3006009001200Unlimited
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Orange15060090012006009001200
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Vodafone753006009001200753006009001200600600
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Tesco250750250750
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Three50090020002000
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TextsO2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
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Orange250UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited500500500
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Vodafone250UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited250UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited3,0003,000
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TescoUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
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Three5000500050005000
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DataO2500500500750750500500500750750UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
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Orange750750750750750750750
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Vodafone1,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,0241,024
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Tesco1024102410241024
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Three1024102410241024
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16GB handset costO2£279£179£119£89£29£209£179£119£89£29£500£500£500£500£500£500£500£500£500£500
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Orange£169£119£89£29£229£169£129
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Vodafone£219£169£119£89£29£219£169£119£89£29£500£500
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Tesco£349£229£349£229
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Three£99£99£59£0
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32GB handset costO2£323£279£209£179£129£299£279£209£179£129£600£600£600£600£600£600£600£600£600£600
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Orange£269£219£189£139£319£269£219
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Vodafone£309£269£219£189£139£309£269£219£189£139£600£600
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Tesco£429£299£429£299
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Three£189£189£149£89
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Total cost of ownership over contract 16 GBO2£879£899£959£1,049£1,109£749£809£839£899£929£680£740£800£860£1,040£770£860£950£1,040£1,310
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Orange£889£959£1,049£1,109£859£889£939
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Vodafone£819£889£959£1,049£1,109£759£799£839£899£929£740£860
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Tesco£589£649£709£859
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Three£819£939£1,019£1,080
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Total cost of ownership over contract 32 GBO2£923£999£1,049£1,139£1,209£839£909£929£989£1,029£780£840£900£960£1,140£870£960£1,050£1,140£1,410
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Orange£989£1,059£1,149£1,219£949£989£1,029
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Vodafone£909£989£1,059£1,149£1,219£849£899£939£999£1,039£840£960
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Tesco£669£719£789£929
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Effective cost per month with 16GB handsetO2£37£37£40£44£46£42£45£47£50£52£57£62£67£72£87£43£48£53£58£73
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Orange£37£40£44£46£48£49£52
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Vodafone£34£37£40£44£46£42£44£47£50£52£62£48
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Tesco£49£54£39£48
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Three£0£0£0£0
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Effective cost per month with 32GB handsetO2£38£42£44£47£50£47£51£52£55£57£65£70£75£80£95£48£53£58£63£78
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Orange£41£44£48£51£53£55£57
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Vodafone£38£41£44£48£51£47£50£52£56£58£70£53
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Tesco£56£60£44£52
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Three£0£0£0£0
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Monthly cost of service only with 16GB handsetO2£16£17£19£23£25£14£17£19£22£24£15£20£25£30£45£15£20£25£30£45
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(TCO minus sim-free handset price)Orange£16£19£23£25£20£22£24
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Vodafone£13£16£19£23£25£14£17£19£22£24£20£20
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Tesco£20£35£20£35
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Three£13£18£22£24
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Monthly cost of service only with 32GB handsetO2£13£17£19£22£25£13£17£18£22£24£15£20£25£30£45£15£20£25£30£45
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(TCO minus sim-free handset price)Orange£16£19£23£26£19£22£24
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Vodafone£13£16£19£23£26£14£17£19£22£24£20£20
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Tesco£20£35£20£35
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Three-£25-£25-£25-£25
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Talk time value index with 16GB handsetO215.795.543.192.542.1113.835.723.142.461.995.003.332.782.500.005.003.332.782.500.00
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Lower number = better valueOrange10.813.192.542.113.322.402.03
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Vodafone17.725.403.192.542.1119.195.543.142.461.993.333.33
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Tesco8.004.678.004.67
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Three2.662.031.081.21
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Talk time value index with 32GB handsetO213.465.543.122.502.1113.285.723.052.401.995.003.332.782.500.005.003.332.782.500.00
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Lower number = better valueOrange10.813.192.542.153.232.401.99
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Vodafone17.175.403.192.542.1518.445.543.142.462.033.333.33
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Tesco8.004.678.004.67
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Three-5.00-2.78-1.25-1.25
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Data value index with 16GB handsetO23.163.333.833.053.382.773.433.772.963.180.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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Lower number = better valueOrange2.162.553.053.382.662.883.25
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Vodafone1.301.581.872.232.481.411.621.842.162.331.951.95
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Tesco1.953.421.953.42
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Three1.301.792.112.36
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Data value index with 32GB handsetO22.693.333.742.993.382.663.433.662.883.180.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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Lower number = better valueOrange2.162.553.053.442.592.883.18
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Vodafone1.261.581.872.232.521.351.621.842.162.381.951.95
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Tesco1.953.421.953.42
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Three-2.44-2.44-2.44-2.44
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Value index method from Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/18/how-to-figure-out-the-best-value-iphone-4-contracts-in-the-uk/
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