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TIM, Vodafone to offer free iPhone 3G with select plans

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

Telecom Italia Mobile has announced that it will offer the 8GB iPhone 3G for free with certain subscription packages depending on the tariff plan chosen, while a separate report states that Vodafone is expected to offer similar discounts. In an official press release, TIM said that the initial price of the 8GB iPhone will range from zero to 199 euros, depending on the plan chosen, and that all offers include at least 1GB of data throughput per month. Meanwhile, Macity reports (Translated link) that Vodafone will offer the iPhone 3G at a cost between zero and 199 euros depending both on the model and plan chosen. These discounts mirror earlier announcements from O2 in the United Kingdom and T-Mobile in Germany, which will offer the iPhone 3G for free or for one euro, respectively, with a high-level monthly tariff. Citing anonymous sources, the Macity report goes on to state that Vodafone’s subscription plans will range from 19 euros to 89 euros per month, and that the carrier may not begin offering subscription plans on the iPhone 3G until July 21. TIM and Vodafone had previously announced that they will sell the iPhone 3G unsubsidized for 499 euros (8GB) and 569 euros (16GB).

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