The news that many have been waiting for, the new Apple iPhone 4S has now been made available on Pay As You Go deals in the UK.
For those consumers who prefer not to be locked into a long-term contract deal with their new iPhone 4S this is great news, it also now means that even those with a poor credit score can finally get their hands on this latest Apple iPhone as there are no credit checks to pass when applying for pre pay phone deals.
The first of the UK network providers to release the iPhone 4S on pay as you go is Vodafone, the operator has made every single variant of the latest iPhone available as a pre pay phone which means not only are the different memory variants including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB now on sale but also the same phones in their white colour schemes.
The big advantage of the pay as you go system of phone ownership over iPhone 4S contract deals is that the consumer has complete control over their mobile expenditure, does safeway take apple pay with no monthly bills to surprise them they can simply top up their calling credit either online, over the phone or by buying top up vouchers from high street outlets and supermarkets.
As with any new Apple product, the new iPhone 4S is not an inexpensive item and this is reflected in its price as a pay as you go phone, the cheapest 16GB edition of the handset will cost the consumer £499 up front but without any ongoing bills to worry about it is up to the user how much more they spend on their usage.
Vodafone are currently the only UK networks to release pricing for the prepay iPhone 4S, however with contract prices very similar across all networks based on the actual trade price of the phone it is unlikely that other operators will fluctuate far from these costs.
There is another set of consumers that could now benefit from this latest release and that it those who have lost or had their mobile phone stolen and were covered by any form of insurance, they will still be liable for the remainder of any outstanding monthly line rental fees to the end of their contract period so buying an iPhone 4S on the pay as you go scheme would keep them in communication.
The Apple iPhone 4S is expected to be released on further prepay networks over the coming days as well as being launched on Tesco Mobile deals with 12 month contract offers which should be the most cost effecient way of owning this latest iPhone.