Austrian iPhone 3G carrier One has announced their plans for the iPhone 3G. They will be charging €149 for the 8GB and €229 for the 16GB, and from what I can tell from the Google translation, they will be offering one data plan for the iPhone called the iPhone Pack that will cost €14 for 100 SMS and 3GB data, and will require a 24-month contract. The translation was pretty sketchy though, so if you speak German you better see it for yourself at their website.
Sonera has announced their rates for the iPhone 3G in Finland. They will be offering three standard monthly rate plans and one that allows you to chose which services you want. The plans are much like those for most of Europe, with the baseline plan being €31,69/month, and offering 100 minutes, SMS, and MB of data and €159 for the 8GB and €245 for the 16GB. More information is available at Sonera'swebsite, as long as you can read Finnish. [via Macworld]
iPhone 3G prices and rate plans/tariffs have been announced for the Netherlands with T-Mobile, Switzerland with Swisscom, and Hong Kong with 3. T-Mobile is offering a base plan of €29.95/month for 150 minutes and 150 SMS, and the iPhone will cost €79.95 for the 8GB and €159.95 for the 16GB. Their midrange plan costs €44.95/month offers 300 minutes and 300 SMS messages, and lowers the price of the 8GB to €1 or €79.95 for the 16GB.
Still looking to buy your first iPhone but not ready to drop the extra $10 for 3G access that isn't available in your area? You can still find them on eBay (although they're a little pricy), but you still need service for it. Fortunately AT&T has confirmed that the original 2G iPhone plans will still be available for those with an original iPhone they want to activate on their line. That means that if you pick one up on eBay, you can get the original iPhone plans just like everyone else. That includes 200 free SMS and unlimited EDGE data. [via TidBits]
Many of our readers from the US have been asking exactly how much more it's going to cost to maintain an iPhone 3G than the original iPhone's plans, and now that AT&T has officially announced the prices for the available plans, they can be compared. AppleInsider has taken the time to go through the plans and figure out exactly how much more that iPhone 3G is going to cost you, and why.
AT&T has announced the official prices for the iPhone 3G in the US. The iPhone 3G will be priced at $199 for the 8GB and $299 for all customers who sign up for a two year contract and meet any of the following criteria.
Rogers is notoriously disliked by their customers for what they consider to be stingy, and likewise very expensive, data plans. So, not surprisingly, when Rogers announced their plans last week for the iPhone 3G, none of which had unlimited data plans but all of which were fairly expensive nonetheless, most of those who were anticipating getting an iPhone were pretty upset. Upset enough that they have decided to rally together to demonstrate their displeasure with a petition at RuinediPhone.com. Since then the response has been awe-inspiring.
Official iPhone 3G carriers for Norway and Mexico have announced their iPhone 3G prices and plans. Mexican company Telcel will be offering the iPhone 3G for prices between MXN $3,199 down to free, and between MXN $4,459 and $1,259.MXN for the 16GB. Plans range between $399.60 and $876.90. Notably, at the cheapest plan price, both devices sell for $100 more than they will in the US.
Denmark phone carrier Telia has announced their prices and plans for the iPhone 3G that will be launching on July 11th. The 8GB version will cost 1.399 Danish kr and 1.999 Danish kr for the 16GB version. The've also announced a special rate plan called iOn, which comes with 300 minutes and 300MB data. Contracts are also limited to 6 months in that country. Lastly, the announcement also lists unlimited SMS and MMS messages as one of the features of the plan.
Many iPhone 3G-hopefuls and residents of Canada yesterday seemed to be less than satisfied with the announcements from Rogers and Fido. Controversially, none of the four plans for the device they announced came with unlimited data, and many of them decided to make their dissatisfaction publicly known. In response to the public outcry, Rogers has felt the need to defend their data plans.