The Base brand of mobile network operator E-Plus is offering the 16 GB Apple iPhone 5 online for EUR 799, its website shows. This fee is made up of a EUR 199 deposit and 24 monthly instalments of EUR 25. The phone is available in black or white and on the website, it is offered with the All In tariff at EUR 30 per month. Customers ordering All In online get the first three months' service free, and the EUR 24.95 connection fee is waived.
Meanwhile, the Teltarif.de website said that the device is also available in E-Plus physical shops on a hire purchase basis, including a package insuring it against water damage, impact or battery leaks. At the end of the 24-month rental period, customers can acquire the device in exchange for a voucher they receive at the start of the term. Teltarif said the E-Plus physical shops are selling the iphone 5 with the Base Pur and Base Smart tariffs, for 24 instalments of EUR 34 with no down-payment, making the total price EUR 816.
Teltarif said it is cheaper to buy the iphone 5 directly from Apple, which is offering it for EUR 679, then get a Base subscription separately. It said E-Plus told Teltarif it will watch the market and might adjust the price.
We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.
We have been keeping professionals in the telecoms industry up-to-date since 2000. Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focussed on the telecommunications industry.
3995 AA Houten
Phone: +31 30 6349600
Fax: +31 30 6349699
© 2000 - 2015 Telecom.paper BV. All rights reserved.
Telecompaper is a trademark of Telecom.paper BV. No part of this site can be reproduced without
the expressed permission of Telecom.paper BV. Our General Terms and Conditions can be found here.
Terms and Conditions