TeliaSonera announces iPhone 3G pricing for Sweden

Telia has announced its pricing for the iPhone 3G and its associated voice and data plans in Sweden, and will offer the iPhone 3G for as little as one Swedish Krona (basically free) with a 24-month contract on its most expensive iPhone plan. The carrier will offer three voice and data plans for the iPhone 3G, named iMini, iMidi, and iMaxi, that will cost 299 SEK (around $50), 489 SEK (around $82), and 859 SEK (around $144) a month, respectively. The iMini plan offers 100 voice minutes, 100 SMS messages, and 100MB of data, while the iMidi plans offers 250 voice minutes, 250 SMS texts, and 250MB of data, and the iMaxi plan offers 1,000 voice minutes, 1,000 SMS messages, and 1,000 MB of data. All three plans will include unlimited free Wi-Fi at over 1,800 hotspots in Sweden.

Pricing for the iPhone 3G will be tiered based on the length of the contract and the plan selected. The 8GB model will sell for 1,695 SEK (roughly $283) with a 24-month contract for the iMini plan, 995 SEK (~$166) with the iMidi, and 1 SEK with the iMaxi plan. The 16GB model sells with the same agreements for 2,495 SEK (~$417), 1,795 SEK (~$300), and 795 SEK (~$133). 18-month contracts will also be offered for both models and with all three plans. The 8GB model will sell 2,495 SEK (~$417) with the iMini plan on an 18-month basis, 1,895 SEK (~$317) with iMidi plan, and 1,395 SEK (~$233) with iMaxi plan. Finally, the 16GB model will sell for 3,295 SEK (~$551) with the iMini plan on an 18-month contract, 2,695 SEK (~$450) with the iMidi plan, and 2,195 SEK (~$367) with the iMaxi plan. Telia will begin selling the iPhone 3G in Sweden at all 84 of its stores on July 11.

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