July 23, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
For those still waiting, as of today, the HTC Hero is now available for purchase with Orange UK. The good news here is that the Hero, which is the graphite model, will be available for free as long as you sign up with a qualifying calling and data plan. The bad news is that depending on the calling plan you choose, that same HTC Hero could end up costing as much as £166.
In terms of plans, there are a variety available depending on your specific needs for minutes and text messages. Additionally, the plans also range in contract length from 18 to 24 and 36 months. The one big downfall is coming in terms of data plans, which seem to be limited to 500MB of transfer per month.