Vodafone Announces iPhone Prices

Mobile carrier Vodafone, one of two Indian Mobile Carriers who will make available Apple’s iPhone to subscribers (the other being Airtel), have announced the pricing of the phone. The 8GB iPhone will retail for INR 31,000 whereas the 16GB variant will retail for INR 36,100. Vodafone subscribers who had chosen to be intimated about the prices received an SMS containing the details today morning. Yours truly included.

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The Apple iPhone 3GTM, the phone everyone’s waiting for, is coming on Vodafone on August 22, 2008 With fast wireless technology, Maps with GPS, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App store, iPhone 3G puts even more amazing features in your hands. And just like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one – a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and full web browsing. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do – again.

The iPhone 3G is available in 8GB and 16GB at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively. And as you have already pre-registered with us, you can get it before others do. All you need to do is drop in at a select Vodafone Store between August 20 and 21 and confirm your booking by paying Rs 10000 through cash or credit card. Don’t forget to show the iPhone booking SMS, which you would have received from us, when you visit the Vodafone Store to make the deposit

Source: Vodafone.in

6 thoughts on “Vodafone Announces iPhone Prices

  1. Its expensive! Does it come locked or can you unlock it?

    Oh well, here in the US, the long-term cost is pretty high too. Upgrade your phone to an iphone (if its older than 18 months) for $199 or buy a new iphone 3G for $399. And monthly data plan should be at least $29.99. This is separate from the other costs (included minutes, taxes, etc).

    And you got to have a 2 year contract for it. Break the contract and end up paying a huge fine of $200.

  2. It comes tied-up with the Vodafone Talk plans. Dunno whether any other SIM can be used on it!

    Cost + Calls would come about to 950$ for a year.

  3. Expensive! And GPS isn’t even used in India.

    Rs. 31,000 is like a month’s pay for a fresher Vz employee. The equivalent of a months’ pay here can get you 20 iphones. 😐

  4. In S’pore it hardly costs 9000 rupees, but its for a 2year contract. Its waste to buy it in India spending more than 30k.

  5. 30K is too much. And to go for a Airtel / Vodafone contract along with it is just non-sense. Would have made sense if the gadget was priced at 15-20k. BUt not now. I guess I’ll wait for the prices to fall. Only a matter of few months. :mrgreen:

  6. Well, they get the phone into India, they keep the customers!

    What if Airtel announces it at 20K? 😛

    and I don’t think the prices will fall any soon….

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