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America Movil bringing iPhone 3G to 10 countries Aug. 22

Latin American cellular operator America Movil has announced that it will launch the iPhone 3G in ten additional countries on August 22. Having already launched the device in Mexico, Movil plans to begin selling the phone in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay on the 22 as part of a wider 20-country roll out. Reuters reports that rival telecom Telefonica S.A. is also preparing to launch sales of the iPhone 3G throughout Latin America later this month, and also states that America Movil’s Brazilian unit Claro is expected to begin sales of the device “in the coming months.”

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1

Hopefully they will have better data plans than the overpriced, poor plans they released with Telcel in Mexico. Many of us here want iPhones, but we cannot accept Telcel’s horrible data plans and the unlimited is really out of line with the Mexican market and economy. Unfortunately, here, we are accustomed to being abused by cell phone operators.

Posted by Appledog on August 6, 2008 at 11:38 PM (CDT)

2

Can you mention some numbers? I am a little curious about the prices over there in Mexico.

Posted by Julio on August 7, 2008 at 9:06 AM (CDT)

3

Here you go:

Basic plan (iPhone I)

Monthly: MX$459.00 (US $46)
200 minutes included
100 MB included
100 SMS included
Aditional minute to telcel and to house numbers MX$1.15 (US $0.12)
Aditional minute to other carriers MX$3.45 (US$0.35)
Aditional MB MX$40.96 (US$40.11)
Aditional SMS MX$0.85 (US$0.09)

iPhone 8GB MX$2,973.04 (US$298)
iPhone 16GB MX$4,077.39 (US$409)

There are some plans in the middle, and the brand new, unlimited plan:
Monthly MX$1,399.00 (US$140) and includes 600 minutes, 300 SMS and when you reach 3Gb downloaded in a month, the download speed gets limited to 128 kb7/s.

In the inlimited plans, the price for the 8GB phone is MX$564.35
(US$40.96) and for the 16GB MX$1,564.35 (US$157.04).

I was hoping to get one, but, thankfuly, I was unable to renew my last 18-month contract.

Posted by MT on August 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM (CDT)

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