updated 09:50 am EDT, Thu June 19, 2008
TIM iPhone 3G pre-pay
Telecom Italia has announced some of its first pricing options for the iPhone 3G. As opposed to most carriers, TIM subscribers will have the choice of pre-paid plans alongside contracts; the former have been announced to be €499 for an 8GB iPhone, or €569 for a 16GB model. These prices are effectively identical to Vodafone's pre-paid options, and both companies will launch on July 11th.
Although TIM has yet to officially announce its contract plans, images discovered on the website appear to suggest that the minimum monthly subscription fee will be €30. This is the same amount charged for 100 hours of UMTS broadband through a USB modem.