“Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile will sell Apple Inc’s new iPhone for as little as 1 euro ($1.54) for the 8-gigabyte version together with a 69 euro monthly contract, it said on Monday,” Georgina Prodhan reports for Reuters.
“T-Mobile will sell the 3G iPhone with 8 gigabytes of memory, enough to store about 2,000 songs or 8 feature-length movies, for between 1 and 169.95 euros, depending on the data plan,” Prodhan reports.
“The 16-gigabyte version will start at 19.95 euros with an all-inclusive data plan costing 89 euros per month, going up to 249.95 euros for a minimal 29 euros-per-month contract,” Prodhan reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]
The german tmobile website seems to say differently. Interesting to see the options though.
they will sell it for “between 1 and 169.95 euros depending on the data plan” wow, great guess work there guys…
By the way, does anyone know if any operator in any country will fully and legally unlock the iPhone? ATT won’t, as I understand and the french leave a country simlock on there, I believe…
From the last para of the article –
“The 16-gigabyte version will start at 19.95 euros with an all-inclusive data plan costing 89 euros per month, going up to 249.95 euros for a minimal 29 euros-per-month contract.”
30 Euros per month is $46 US – If this is what the para above says, isn’t that a better deal than anything ATT&T;is offering here in the States?
How does this compare to other Countries? Anybody compile a list yet?
Seems like T-mobile Germany is very competitive. I wonder if they would bring the same deal over here? Technically, they are the only other GSM network in the States so unless Apple develops a CDMA phone, this is the only other carrier that could support the IPhone.
€69 = US$106 per month!
At that rate, they can afford to give them away!
89 Euros per month, 24-month contract.
So it will cost (24 x 89 =) 2,136 Euros to own and use an iPhone.
2,136 Euros = $3,314.
(And there are lots of limits and restrictions on the use of the iPhone…)
One has to really, really, really want to own and iPhone…and have lots of money to spend.
No wonder Apple has trouble selling the iPhone in Germany.
The rates you cite are applicable ONLY to buying a 1st gen iPhone and good only until June 30th.
After June 30th iPhone 2 rates and phone start….
they are not posted on their website yet.
(They are still trying to get rid of the large inventory they have.)
Thanks Hildegard. I was wondering about those rates. It just seems so unaffordable, but I guess that’s life.
The 3G iPhone plans for O2 in the UK are openly available at their website.
For example, the 16GB version is free on a £75.00/month plan which 3000 minutes and 500 texts. On an 18-month contract, that’s £1350.00 all in.
You have to look at these things rationally: if you assume, the texts are 1p/message, that’s £70.00 for 3000 minutes or around 2.33p/minute which is a great rate.
Even if you go down to the £45.00 plan (8GB is free, 16GB is £59.00), you’re still getting your calls at just over 3.3p/minute.
I thought Apple would be to embarrased to sell the iPhone for just one euro lol..I know Tim Cook dont like to sell poor ppl anything.
So what do you MacFanBois think about the candybarized iPhone now after bashing other vendors for selling their phones so cheaply? It’s ok now?…thought so too ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />
Hildegard where have you read that it’s only for for the first generation? It rather clearly says iPhone 3G in the pricelist where you can pick your options. The pricelist is valid until 30.09.08 and valid as of 01.07.08.
Hätte Ich mehr Zeit, hätte Ich es in Deutch geschriben?
They just updated the website between the time E. posted and you wrote your note.
Before it had the old previous rates and iPhones.
As it NOW says on the website:
“Angebot ab 17.06.”
Offer good after June 17th.
Today is June 16th.
Just visited link in first comment for Deutschland.
Holy Curry Wurst!
Look at the cheapest tariff.
You buy the iPhone for 169 Euros ($261) (8 GB version)
it costs 29 Euro ($44.88) a month.
But you ONLY get 50 minutes of calling time included.
29 cents (44.8 U.S.$ cents) for every extra minute!
AND no SMS included (They cost 19 cents each).
Uh….Nein danke me thinks.
They must be aiming at the business customer to shell out the 89 Euro a month.