iPhone 3G prices and plans for 20 countries

“With less than a week to go before the launch of the iPhone 3G, we thought we’d be able to compile a list of iPhone prices for the 20 countries where the new version or Apple’s phone will be making its debut on the 11th. But surprisingly, six operators still haven’t announced any pricing,” Iljitsch van Beijnum reports for Ars Technica.

“The pricing diversity around the world—or even within Europe—is staggering: you can pay anywhere from $94 to $377 for an 8GB iPhone 3G and between $24 and $128 for plans that may only have a (few) hundred MB worth of data or are “unlimited.” Denmark isn’t as bad as it looks, because the minimum contract is only six months and prices drop by a third if you stay after that. The Netherlands is pretty good, especially considering that you can have your iPhone unlocked for free after 12 months,” van Beijnum reports.

See the pricing chart in the full article here.

21 Comments

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  2. A good beginner’s attempt, but another case of piles of data out of context. Without local ‘cost of living’ figures, etc., it’s impossible to compare across the board. Compare Canada and the US – yes (Shame on you, Rogers, and on AT&T, too!). Compare Germany, Denmark, and Finland – of course. Compare Hong Kong to Switzerland to New Zealand by converting their pricing to US dollars – silly. Because I’m a math geek and understand numbers, I don’t trust them…

  3. Hi… Telcel (Mexico) finally has posted it’s iPhone plans and looks very expensives!!

    as usual for Telcel…. this is bad news for us (users), as Telcel are going to be the only one to sell in Mexico.

    have a nice day
    Alf

  4. And thus Canada’s Ted Rogers proves that he is truly a world-class asshole by leading the world with by far the longest iPhone contract the Earth has ever seen.

    I shamelessly quote myself from an older thread on the subject (this more-or-less applies to all nations who are subject to horrendous iPhone plans!):

    ///

    To those considering buying the iPhone in Canada under Rogers’ plans, don’t forget about the inevitable bandwidth inflation that occurs over time. Sure, maybe some of you have calculated that you can get by with Rogers’ imposed bandwidth limits, but remember that they’ve got you by the gonads for three long years. In three years Youtube videos will be higher quality, Webpages will be fancier and larger, photos will be bigger and so on, all of which will mean you’ll need considerably more bandwidth just to do exactly the same things you plan to use it for today. And it is virtually guaranteed new, cool things will emerge that you’ll want to take advantage of as well, but you won’t be able to because you’ll be stuck using some shitty plan that a greedy billionaire devised hoping you would think it was good enough for now, in order that he could squeeze every last asset out of your private parts in the years to come.

    As a fellow passionate enthusiast of the iPhone and just about all things Apple, I urge you not to buy an iPhone under these crappy, insulting and degrading plans. Wait awhile, and things will have to change. And please urge others to do the same. We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!

    Chip

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