The iPhone 5C can be purchased with or without a contract. Information on pricing and deals at T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon can be found here. (Photo: Apple)

Apple began pre-orders on the iPhone 5C on Friday, September 13, 2013. What price is the iPhone 5C with or without a contract? Where can I get the best deal on a new iPhone 5C? Here is everything you need to know.

iPhone 5C Price Without Contract Through Apple, T-Mobile or AT&T

The iPhone 5C can be purchased unlocked and contract-free through the Apple website for $549 on the 16GB model and $649 on the 32GB model. For those who are interested in purchasing the iPhone 5C contract-free but need a payment plan, AT&T and T-Mobile are both offering nice prices on the device. At T-Mobile the payment plan price for the 16GB iPhone 5C without a contract is zero down and $22 a month for 24 months. AT&T offers a similar deal on the 16GB iPhone 5C, allowing customers to purchase the iPhone 5C for zero down and $22 a month for 20 months. AT&T however has a higher price on its service plan, which makes up the difference.

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After 24 months of payments, the iPhone 5C price without contract at T-Mobile would be $528 dollars — a $20 dollar savings over the Apple store retail price. At AT&T, after the 20 months of payments, the iPhone 5C price without contract would be $440 — a $109 savings over the Apple store retail price. For those who have an older iPhone 5, 4S or 4, Apple and several major carriers do offer trade-in deals on older iPhones to get you even more savings. You can take a look at some of those deals here.

iPhone 5C Price With Contract Through AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon

If you choose to go with a standard two-year plan through one of the major carriers like AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, the 16GB iPhone 5C price is $99 while the 32GB model is $199. Each dealer has different pricing charts depending on the data plan you choose. A break down of the prices on data plans at the four major carriers for individuals or families can be found here.

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Walmart is offering a great deal on the iPhone 5C, slashing the price to just $79 with a two-year contract. The iPhone 5C can be pre-ordered starting Sept. 13, 2013 in a local store for pick-up on Sept. 20. (Photo: Reuters)

For those of you interested in a two-year contract at Sprint ,Verizon, or AT&T, and have a Walmart in your area, the store is offering a nice price reduction of $20 dollars there. This would bring the 16GB iPhone 5C to just $79 dollars with a two-year plan. Walmart will allow customers to visit their local store starting Friday, September 13, 2013 to pre-order their iPhone 5C, which will be available for in-store pick up on Sept. 20, 2013.

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Do you plan on pre-ordering your iPhone 5C on Friday, September 13, 2013 or will you wait for release day? Which deal looks the most attractive to you? Do you prefer the iPhone 5C price with or without a contract?