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.
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