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Details emerge of iPhone 3G international launch

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Steve Jobs announced at WWDC that the new iPhone 3G would launch simultaneously in 22 countries on July 11 and expand to at least 70 countries by the end of 2008. What wasn’t revealed was the unit and service pricing details for mobile carriers outside of AT&T in the US. Jobs also didn’t brag up the hardball plan deals he forced upon carriers or his efforts to recreate a spectacular launch event internationally.
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  • PerGrenerfors

    How’s Spain? I went to Madrid two years ago and it was amazingly great. Oh, and it doesn’t look like we get flat rate here in Sweden with the iPhone. Which sucks bigtime.

    There’s no exact pricing info available as of now but Telia has posted a pricing model (numbers of course correspond to the included free minutes, SMS and data):

    iMini
    100 min
    100 SMS
    100 MB

    iMidi
    250 min
    250 SMS
    250 MB

    iMaxi
    1000 min
    1000 SMS
    1000 MB

  • afternoonsandwich

    Just wish while they were rolling out the iphone in 22 countries we could have it in North Dakota. South Dakota and New Hampshire would probably appreciate it as well.

    I understand Apple’s deal with AT&T but it is unfortunate that they did not make allowances for those who live in states that do not have AT&T service.

  • blacktalonz

    What’s up with all this talk about the iPhone?

    I thought this was an automotive blog :)

  • JohnWatkins

    I imagine things are or will be crazy there now that Spain beat Russia and is in the finals. Have fun.

  • John E

    well, the downside is the in-store activation requirement. many of us hate dealing with the salespeople, especially at the AT&T stores where they try to talk you into extra services etc. the ‘do it at home’ activation of the 2007 iPhone was a welcome Apple innovation, now fading away. i understand why – it’s “just business” to protect Apple’s share of the AT&T revenue. but it is a loss.

    and as many have noted, with the $10 per month increase for AT&T service, the total 2008 iPhone price is really going up, not down as hyped by Jobs. not too much – $40 more grand total over a two year contract.

    once the initial AT&T two year contract is over, we can legally unlock the phone for use with any another GSM carrier, right? that’s next year for the 2007 buyers.

  • Berend Schotanus

    So that’s what you’re doing in Europe: live experiencing the second iPhone roll-out.

    Not bad :-)

  • lmasanti

    quote:
    “and as many have noted, with the $10 per month increase for AT&T service, the total 2008 iPhone price is really going up, not down as hyped by Jobs. not too much – $40 more grand total over a two year contract.”

    Did you adjust the prior contract by inflation?
    Although you are right, I feel that you are exagerating a bit: oil prices went far up.

    quote:
    “once the initial AT&T two year contract is over, we can legally unlock the phone for use with any another GSM carrier, right? that’s next year for the 2007 buyers.”

    Is this you speculation or is it written down somewhere?