updated 05:10 pm EDT, Mon June 30, 2008
Hutchinson iPhone 3G
Hutchison Telecom and T-Mobile on Monday announced pricing and plan information for the 3G iPhone for Hong Kong and The Netherlands, respectively, while Debitel unveiled plans for German distribution of the device. According to iLounge, Hutchison will offer the device at a price dependant on the plan chosen, of which there are four. The 8GB model will range from free to HK$2938 (~$380), while the 16GB will sell for HK$138 (~$20) to HK$3738 (~$480).
Plans themselves start at HK$188 (~$25), offering users 500MB of data and 500 basic minutes, ranging up to HK$498 (~$65) for an unlimited data plan with 2200 basic minutes. Hutchison is taking preorders for the 3G iPhone starting July 1st, with an alleged "iPhone G3 First Day Sales Gala" held for select pre-registrants.
ZDNet writes that T-Mobile is set to introduce the iPhone in the netherlands, offering users a choice of three plans starting from 30 (~$50). All plans will come with unlimited data on a 2Mbit data line, with access to 1500 free WiFi hotspots.
Meanwhile, German wireless provider Debitel will sell the device in its own Dug outlets, as well as Media Markt and Saturn consumer electronics chains on July 11. According to Forbes,Debitel is said to have exclusive distribution rights to distribute in these locations, after coming to an agreement with current iPhone vendor Deutsche Telekom.