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Report: China Unicom 8GB iPhone, $366 plus 2-year contract

China Unicom plans to charge 2,500 yuan, or roughly $366, for the 8GB iPhone 3G when it launches the device in China, according to a new report. Chinese-language cnBeta reports (Translated Link) that the company will be offering that price with a two-year contract agreement, at a minimum monthly rate of 186 yuan, or roughly $27. Based on numbers reported in an earlier article, this would place the iPhone 3G below the cost of most high-end phones on the Chinese market, but above the cost of non-smartphones; the monthly charge would be roughly four to five times current average monthly service fees. The report also suggests that pricing could possibly be adjusted before the official announcement, and does not offer any specifics on whether 16GB or 32GB models will be offered. According to a Reuters report, an official announcement regarding the Apple and China Unicom deal could come as soon as tomorrow.

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i currently have an iphone in China and use china unicom for my service. I recently switched to them in order to try the 3G service. it is ok. I am able to watch my slingbox and talk on skype. The problem is the plan for 186rmb comes with 60mb. watching your slingbox is close to 1MB a minute so it eats it up frast. I used 16MB the first morning just trying out a few things. So most will go over their usage if they use the 3G. I would have upgraded my internet package. you can get 500MB for an additional 50rmb.

Posted by travis on August 28, 2009 at 8:28 AM (CDT)

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