“Softbank Corp, Japan’s third-biggest mobile phone operator, said on Monday it would sell Apple Inc’s iPhones starting from 23,040 yen (US$214.6) in Japan,” Sachi Izumi reports for Reuters.
“Softbank said the monthly charge for iPhone users would be 7,280 yen, including unlimited data-transmission usage, if subscribers sign up for a plan that allows them to talk free between Softbank subscribers most of the day,” Izumi reports.
“An entry-level version of the new iPhone with 8 gigabytes of memory will cost 23,040 yen, while a higher-end model with twice the memory will cost 34,560 yen. Users can pay for the device over the course of two years,” Izumi reports.
Izumi reports, “Softbank and bigger rival NTT DoCoMo had been fighting for the right to launch the iPhone in Japan. Softbank won a contract to sell the much-hyped device from July 11, but DoCoMo said it had not given up on talks.”
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