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T-Mobile, Orange Austria announce competitive 3GS pricing

Both T-Mobile and Orange in Austria have announced their pricing for the iPhone 3GS, offering competitive plans due to their non-exclusivity. T-Mobile will be offering customers 16GB 3GS units for €149 on a €39/month contract offering 2,000 call minutes, 1,000 SMS, and 1GB of data; the 32GB model is €249 with this plan. Alternately, customers can choose the more expensive €49/month plan, which offers 3,000 minutes, 1,000 SMS, and 3GB data, and pay €49 for the 16GB 3GS, or €149 for the 32GB model. The 8GB iPhone 3G is being offered for free no matter which plan the user chooses; all plans contain upcharges for MMS messaging, and the company is also offering a €49 online coupon, a money-back guarantee, and an offer of no monthly payments for the rest of 2009. Current customers may purchase the new 16GB handset for €539, with 32GB units running €639.

Orange will also be offering tiered pricing on the iPhone 3GS, with the 16GB model running €69, €119, or €199, depending on the plan chosen, while the 32GB model will cost €169, €219, or €299. The 8GB iPhone 3G will range in price from €49 to €149. Orange is also offering an online coupon of €40, and like T-Mobile is charging extra for MMS messages. Tethering will be offered at a cost of €2 per month, €0.20 per MB. Finally, Orange will offer the iPhone 3GS without a contract, and has priced the 16GB model at €500, and the 32GB at €600. Both carriers will launch the phone on June 26.

[With contributions from Alicia Bankhofer.]

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Completely uninteresting to buy an upgrade - it is way to expensive! Especially if you paid 500 bucks for the first iPhone it does not make sense. Sorry T-Mobile and Orange, you will loose a customer!

Posted by Mike on June 19, 2009 at 2:52 AM (CDT)


EXCELLENT! THIS IS WHAT WE NEED EVERYWHERE! We need the iPhone to be unlocked to one network. This means that one network pays a huge sum for the privilege of keeping the iPhone exclusively, therefore passes on a huge chunk of that exclusivity bill onto the consumer. Utter crap, this is the way forward. For us, and for Apple! *****

Posted by Nick on June 19, 2009 at 6:28 AM (CDT)


Nick, you might not want to hold your breath for those.. Contract-free still doesn’t mean that those iPhones will be SIM-free :)

Posted by Mario on June 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM (CDT)

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