Optus announced today its pricing plans for the highly-anticipated Apple iPhone 3G.
iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, with built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“Optus’ iPhone 3G pricing makes the hottest device on the planet affordable for everyone – with a range of exclusive Pre-Paid and Post-Paid options to suit every budget and lifestyle,” Michael Smith, Optus Consumer Group Marketing Director, said in the press release. “We have replicated our popular Cap and ‘yes’ mobile plans for iPhone 3G, and included fantastic mobile data allowances so customers can experience what iPhone 3G has to offer. These new Optus plans truly unleash the potential of iPhone 3G and will change the way customers use their mobiles. We have also boosted the value of our popular Pre-Paid Turbo Caps adding extra data to recharges from $40, so Pre-Paid customers can get their hands on this premium product, and enjoy using it, at a price they can afford.”
Optus iPhone 3G pricing plans include:
• Optus Post-Paid customers can get the 8GB iPhone 3G for $0 upfront on a $79 ‘yes’ iPhone 3G Cap*
– Attractive handset payment options across all new plans
– To celebrate the launch of iPhone 3G, FREE web browsing (unlimited data) on iPhone 3G plans for the first month, for customers who connect before 31 August 2008.**
• Pre-Paid customers can purchase the 8GB iPhone 3G for $729 then choose any current Pre-Paid calling offer.
– To celebrate the launch of iPhone 3G, FREE web browsing (unlimited data) until 31 August 2008.
– iPhone 3G Customers on Optus Pre-Paid will also receive a start up bonus of $400 credit + 1GB internet browsing (30 days expiry).
“Optus iPhone 3G pricing plans focus on giving our customers free data. Post-Paid customers receive free data for the first month from connection if they connect before 31 August 2008, and Pre-Paid customers receive free data until the end of August – allowing them to completely immerse themselves in the features and functionality of the device. After the first month customers will have access to a generous data allowance on most plans to continue exploring. With these sensational offers, flexible contract options, manageable handset repayments and mobile data packs with the most value we’ve ever offered, we’re confident Australian iPhone 3G users will be more than happy with Optus,” Mr Smith said.
Optus customers will also experience the new specially designed Optus iZoo portal containing premium content for Optus customers. Optus iZoo will feature iPhone 3G optimised content, as well as popular sites like Google, Facebook and MySpace. Optus also provides extensive sports coverage from Fox Sports, and location based services True Local and Carsguide with Petrol Price Finder, all designed to make life easier for Optus customers.
Optus has always rewarded its customers with innovative mobile benefits and exclusive offers such as ‘yes’ Time, and ‘Recharge and Win’ which will continue to be offered with these new plans.
The iPhone 3G will also be available on a range of plans (including 12 and 24 month contracts) with affordable monthly handset payments.
The Apple iPhone 3G will be available from Optus on 11 July 2008.
Full range of plans and offers, as well as detailed terms and conditions, here.
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