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Here's what Irish customers will have to pay for the iPhone 4S

Meteor, Three and O2 have now all announced pricing details of the new Apple handset, which goes on sale here tomorrow.

Customers line up to buy the iPhone 4 as it goes on sale in 2010.
Customers line up to buy the iPhone 4 as it goes on sale in 2010.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Updated, Friday 09.15

THE FOUR Irish mobile phone networks selling Apple’s new iPhone 4S have now issued pricing details for the handset, which goes on general sale in Ireland tomorrow.

The new handset is the successor to the iPhone 4, and has already been on sale in the US and UK for two weeks.

All four of the Irish carriers – Vodafone, O2, Meteor and Three – will sell the device, which is also available to order from the online Apple Store.

Meteor will offer the handset for free, in either black or white, to bill-paying customers – though each of the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models come with their own individual pricing plans.

The 16GB model comes with monthly price plans starting at €45, for which users will get 200 minutes of calls and 200 texts, as well as 5GB of data. More expensive plans will increase the number of free minutes and free calls. Price plans for the 32GB and 64GB models are priced between €50 and €85 per month.

The eMobile brand, which operates on the Meteor network, is also offering the 16GB and 32GB handsets for free, on monthly tariffs that include unlimited calls, texts and data from €69 a month.

Three‘s prices for the handset vary depending on the minimum duration of the contract any user signs up for.

Users signing up to its highest monthly tariff at €95 per month – which includes unlimited calls, texts and data – can get the 16GB handset for free on an 18-month contract, while users signing up to 24-month contracts can also get the 32GB model free of charge.

Otherwise, prices vary between €49 and €349 for 18-month contract, and €49-€449 for 24-month contracts, depending on the storage capacity of the phone and the monthly tariff the user accepts; price plans vary between €40 and €95 per month.

O2 Ireland price the handset at between €99 and €389, depending on the monthly tariff or whether a customer is entitled to a prior upgrade.

Monthly tariffs begin at €40 – which includes 250 minutes of calls, 250 texts and 150MB of data – and rise to €100 per month, which includes 900 minutes and 900 texts.

Vodafone‘s prices start at €49 for the 16GB model, €99 for the 32GB and €149 for the 64GB – rising, as with every network, depending on the monthly tariff a user might sign up to.

Its ‘My Way Complete’ package, for €65 per month, includes 500 minutes and 500 texts as well as 1GB of data. Vodafone also offers a range of build-your-own-tariff packages for the handsets, details of which can be found on its website.

Both O2 and Three will also sell the phone for between €579 and €779 for prepay customers, depending on the storage capacity of the phone.

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