Saturday, July 12, 2008

Australian iPhone 3G Pricing Details

UPDATE:
The iPhone Pricing Details have changed. See the latest post on the new Pricing Options for the Australian iPhone 3G for current information.
The iPhone 3G in Australia was released on 11th July and at the time of writing these are the pricing details for every way to get the iPhone.

Plans:



  • Optus: As taken from website 12/7/08


    Optus is offering a range of 'yes' plans and 'yes' cap plans.


-'Yes' Plans (click to enlarge)


-'Yes' Cap Plans (click to enlarge)


  • Vodafone: As taken from website 12/7/08
Vodafone is offering a range of cap plans...

$69 Cap
iPhone 8GB for $7.88 per month on MPP* (or $189 upfront) or iPhone 16GB for $12.88 per month on MPP* (or $309 upfront)
$69 plan includes $310 of talk, TXT & more plus 250MB of data per month

$99 Cap
iPhone 8GB for $4.13 per month on MPP* (or $99 upfront) or iPhone 16GB for $9.13 per month on MPP* (or $219 upfront)
$99 plan includes $600 of talk, TXT & more plus 500MB of data per month

$119 Cap
iPhone 8GB for $2.46 per month on MPP* (or $59 upfront) or iPhone 16GB for $7.46 per month on MPP* (or $179 upfront)
$119 plan includes $800 of talk, TXT & more plus 500MB of data per month

$169 Cap
iPhone 8GB for FREE or iPhone 16GB for $3.71 per month on MPP* (or $89 upfront)
$169 plan includes $1200 of talk, TXT & more plus 1GB of data per month

$49 Maxi Cap Contract
iPhone 8GB for $10.08 per month on MPP* (or $242 upfront) or iPhone 16GB for $15.13 per month on MPP* (or $363 upfront)
$49 plan includes $310 of talk, TXT & more per month
Plus, add Internet on your mobile for just $11.95 a month and get an additional 100MB of data to play with per month

$79 Super Cap Contract
iPhone 8GB for $7.04 per month on MPP* (or $169 upfront) or iPhone 16GB for $12.08 per month on MPP* (or $290 upfront)
$79 plan includes $600 of talk, TXT & more per month
Plus, add Internet on your mobile for just $11.95 a month and get an additional 100MB of data to play with per month





  • Telstra: As taken from website 12/7/08:



Telstra is offering a range of cap plans which allow you to choose whether you want to pay upfront and have a smaller cap or pay less upfront for a bigger cap. They also allow you to build your own plan.




-iPhone 3G 8GB





$0 upfront on a $109 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5, $80 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack

$59 upfront on a $89 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5, $60 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack




$279 upfront on a $59 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5, $30 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack

-iPhone 3G 16GB




$0 upfront on a $129 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5, $100 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack




$69 upfront on a $109 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5 $80 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack




$179 upfront on a $89 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5 $60 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack




$399 upfront on a $59 Package
Package includes FREE Wi-Fi at Telstra Hot Spots5 $30 iPhone 3G Phone Plan & a $29 Browsing Pack




Prepaid:






  • Optus: As taken from website 12/7/08



-iPhone 3G 8GB


$729

-iPhone 3G 16GB


$849

Summary:



Most iPhone fans (including myself) would agree that it was very disappointing to see how much the iPhones were going to retail for in Australia. In the USA they are retailing for almost half the price! For most people the iPhone is out of reach unless they decide to take on a 24 month contract with a big total monthly package price. The prepaid price is astronomically high and one can only wonder why? Those stupid telecommunications want us locked into a much cheaper plan so in 6 months time when the 4G (??!) iPhone comes out they make even more money when we leave the contract!


Just to let everyone know; at the moment:

-The cheapest plan when you initially buy at the moment is: Optus $79 cap plan ($0 upfront for 8GB model on 24 month contract). Quite expensive, eh?


There is good news though; by Christmas the price should have dropped dramatically so all those Apple fans with little money can finally get their hands on an amazing piece of technology.


The iPhone pricing details for the iPhone are very unfair but if you want the latest gizmo i suppose that's the price you pay-literally.

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For more iPhone information check out the other pages of this blog.


Cheers, Lachlan.

4 comments:

William said...

Hey Lachlan,

Thanks for taking the time to create such an informed blog about the Australian iPhone! After reading your blog and becoming informed about the iPhone 3G pricing details i considered buying it but decided to wait a while until the price comes down.

Thanks for all the information and news about the Australian iPhone!

Cheers, Will.

Lachlan (editor) said...

William...

I am very pleased you are thankful for this site and even more happy that you sound as though you love this iPhone 3G as much as i do!

Thanks.

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