If you’re going to buy an iPhone 5c or 5s on day one and you’re on O2’s 4G network, then you might find yourself without 4G connectivity for a few weeks, with O2 confirming claims that its 4G network won’t work with Apple’s latest iPhones until a “few weeks” after launch.
The reason for the delay, according to O2, is because the company is waiting for Apple to send over settings — proving that Apple is still very much in charge when it comes to the iPhone.
This has obviously left a red-faced O2 to offer customers a £5 discount for the first month, and promises to notify customers as soon as 4G is enabled on O2’s network.
O2 plans on offering both the iPhone 5c and 5s on its Refresh plans, where you can pay for the phone and the service plan separately.
Announced pricing is as follows:
iPhone 5s 16GB
Unlimited texts, unlimited minutes & 1GB 3G data: £37 a month with a £119.99 upfront cost
Unlimited texts, unlimited minutes & 5GB 4G data: £47 a month with a £119.99 upfront cost
iPhone 5c 16GB
Unlimited texts, 600 minutes & 750MB 3G data: £32 a month with a £49.99 upfront cost
Unlimited texts, unlimited minutes & 5GB 4G data: £42 a month with a £99.99 upfront cost