This article is completely bogus. You cannot count the service plan into the price of the phone. Let’s say I bought my 8800 arte for $950. With 2 years of service plan ($40/month), my 8800 arte ends up to be $950+$960=$1910??? No way. Service plan is a must for everybody; you have to pay the fees whether you have an Iphone or a Nokia. Yes, maybe the 3G plan is a bit over the top, but it is optional. The service’s carrier doesn’t make you sign-up for it. If Iphone 3G really going to be release at $299, it is a STEAL. You can’t even get a Nokia 2600 Classic for that same price. Last word, Iphone 3G is a Filet Mignon for a price of a beef jerky!!!
I live in a country in which there is no optional contract that includes the iPhone (I'll let you do the guessing..). I would gladly pay $500 in an Apple store for my own iPhone handset - but that's even not an option here.
HTC, lets see what's the price tag you give me for the Touch Pro!
Yes, the contracts ARE going to be very expensive,, but Apple never make anything cheap.
It WILL be coming onto Pay as you go/pay as you talk on O2 in the UK, however no prices mentioned yet. Hopefully under £500 but I wouldn't be surprised if it was more. Contracts total up to a minimum of around £1000 so, who knows...
what is steeve jobs problem, what about countries without operators like in the US, like here in riyadh which don't get branded phones here thats not how operators work here, all you get is the sim vard from them and you buy your cell from the mobile market, now i've been waiting for a year ever sence the iphone came out for it to realize and now even iphone 2 is out man jobs wants to make every kind of profit he can get what a low life.....you know screw the iphone enough waiting........fuk you jobs
yes, the contracts will be expensive, but i thought it is going to be available on pay as you go (or pay as you talk, whichever way you put it)?
Plus you have to pay extra 99$/year for the wireless sync feature. Basically same thing as Nokia's free Mail For Exchange.
o2 in the UK also will be selling the IPhone 3G on a Pay as you go..So no contract needed! Have read this will be about £269..which is the same price as the iphone 2G with a contract!
What makes it worth having a contract is the unlimited internet access and wifi.
Not sure if you have to pay any fees for using the GPS though.
1st one again haha iphone sucks limited bluetooth useless camera and hy is someday calling that it doesnt support video recording lol piece of crap and overprized n95 8gb rulessssssssssss