iPhone 4 announced on Tesco Mobile ahead of launch

Tariff charges to come as UK networks resist pre-orders

Every Little Helps in the name of competitive iPhone 4 pricing for users

Tesco Mobile has become the latest network provider to announce that it will stock the new Apple iPhone 4 from its June 24th release date.

The retail behemoth, which was a surprise outlet addition for the iPhone 3GS last year, joins O2, Orange, 3 Mobile, Vodafone and T-Mobile as confirmed stockists for the latest Apple handset leaving Virgin Mobile as the sole major UK network not to hold the fourth-gen iPhone.

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Although the iPhone 4 officially became available for pre-order as of yesterday, none of the UK service providers have yet announced the contract terms and prices that will accompany the new device. Apple, however, has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 with the 16GB model priced at £499 and it’s 32GB sibling to set owners back £599.

Tesco Mobile, which piggybacks on O2’s network shocked many with 12-month contracts for previous iPhone models albeit with a lofty initial handset fee. The Tesco Mobile service, which offers clubcard points on user’s monthly contract bills, has, however, been criticised for presenting a 500MB inclusive data cap as ‘unlimited’.

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