Vodafone and Optus have revealed iPhone 5 pricing on the same day pre-orders for the new device begin, virtually matching one another with comparable monthly plan rates.
Both telcos will offer the iPhone 5 on numerous plans, each with a flat plan fee plus a corresponding handset repayment option for plans under AU$80 per month. This handset cost is higher for iPhones with larger storage capacity.
Optus and Vodafone both identify the 16GB iPhone 5 for AU$6 per month on an AU$60 plan as being the stand out in terms of value. At this price, Vodafone customers get $700 worth of calls, unlimited text and 1GB of data, while Optus customers get $650 calls, unlimited text and 1.5GB of data each month.
Vodafone's iPhone 5 plans.
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In comparison to last year, both telcos are charging slightly more for the iPhone in 2012. An iPhone 4S was available for AU$0 upfront on AU$59 plans from both telcos, with 2GB of data included in these monthly contracts.
Telstra has also confirmed that it will range the iPhone 5 from launch day on September 21, though is yet to make public its pricing options.