Vodafone UK has announced the Sony Xperia Z is now available for pre-order. The phone which is 4G ready, is set to work the 4G network of Vodafone. Consumers have the option of buying the phone in either black or white color. The release date for the phone is set as February 28th. Vodafone is offering the device free on a contract of 24 months with a tariff of £42. The plan includes unlimited minutes, unlimited text messages and 2 GB of data. Alternatively Vodafone is offering monthly contracts of £29, £33 and £37, but consumers will have to pay £149, £99 or £49 for the handset. There is a 12 month contract available as well. As of yet, no pay as you go price plan exists. The price plans do seem steeper than Vodafone’s competitor Three, which is offering the Xperia Z for free on a £36 per month plan. But the firs 1000 customers who pre-order through Vodafone UK get a free MDR-1R SONY headphones.