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International iPhone 3G roll-out: Romania, India, Philippines [Updated x2]

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

The iPhone 3G will be introduced in Romania, India, and the Philippines on August 22, the countries’ carriers have announced. Orange has announced that it will begin offering the phone in Romania on the 22, with pre-orders beginning on August 7. Bharti Airtel will begin offering the phone in India on August 22, possibly before Vodafone will start its sales in the same region. Finally, Globe Telecom has announced that it will offer the iPhone 3G in the Philippines from August 22, with reservations being offered immediately. Out of the three carriers, only Globe Telecom has announced pricing details thus far. It will offer the 8GB iPhone 3G for free and the 16GB model for as little as P5,500 (~$126) with a two-year commitment on its most expensive (P4999; ~$114) monthly plan, pricing for the handset is tiered based on the plan the user chooses. It will also offer the iPhone for prepaid customers at a cost of P41,889 (~$957) for the 8GB model and P48,899 (~$1,117) for the 16GB model. Full handset and service pricing can be found on Globe’s website.

Update: Telia Sonera has announced that it will offer the iPhone 3G in Estonia starting on August 22 through its EMT brand. Pricing details have yet to be announced. [via setteB.IT]

Update x2: O2 in the Czech Republic, Orange and Era (Translated link) in Poland, and T-Mobile in Hungary have all announced that they will offer the iPhone 3G in their respective countries beginning on August 22.

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Comments

1

Hmm and still missing Bulgaria…
We have 3 Mobile operators and a one more is comming
and still no one sells iPhone!!

Posted by Kosio on August 6, 2008 at 9:10 AM (PDT)

2

Hmm kinda happy to have the iPhone here than in my home country, the Philippines.

P5000 on a 2-year contract a month? Please, I don’t even spend more than P100 on my phone when I was there.

Posted by rob_saldana on August 6, 2008 at 1:02 PM (PDT)

3

Hi, I’m from guatemala we’re so happy to have finally the iphone here but I would like to know the plans for it please (whatever telefonica or america movil) ilounge help me

Posted by Luisfer on August 10, 2008 at 11:25 AM (PDT)

4

it good read, findly iphone is come to chennai with 3G tech

Posted by kishorekumarl on August 11, 2008 at 12:31 AM (PDT)

5

MY GOD!  its a rip of with globes prices!  i hope we can buy this at the black market for a cheaper price!  hehehehehe

Posted by whitelighter11 on August 13, 2008 at 4:35 AM (PDT)

6

P41,899 for an 8GB phone? you must be sure winnner last comic standing! a laptop is a wiser choice.

Posted by mark almonte on August 31, 2008 at 11:58 PM (PDT)

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