It was previously understood that Telstra would miss the iPhone 3G Australian launch of July 11th by a couple of weeks. Well today Telstra have confirmed they will in fact make it to i-Day. Telstra have developed the branding of ‘NextG iPhone 3G’ which is quite a mouth full.
Additionally Telstra are now the first Australian carrier to announce pricing.
iPhone 3G will be available from Telstra on July 11 with a range of specially designed Next G™ iPhone 3G plans that meet the needs of any customer. The Next G™ iPhone 3G™ plans start at $30 per month with an upfront cost of $279 for the 8GB model and $399 for the 16GB model. Customers will receive the 8GB iPhone 3G™ model at no cost with the $80 plan and either the 8GB or the 16GB model at no cost with plans starting at $100 per month. All plans include free Wi-Fi access at Telstra hotspots and require a 24-month contract.
As expected the phone is tied to a 24-month contract, with no mention of outright purchase price, call costs or data limits.
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The problem with announcing your pricing first, is your competitors can always undercut you. With only 11 days before launch, Optus and Vodaphone pricing details can’t be far away.
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