updated 03:40 pm EDT, Mon July 7, 2008
TIM iPhone 3G contracts
Having already announced its pre-paid plans, Telecom Italia has published the official subscription options for the iPhone 3G. The cheapest subscription, Starter, costs 30 per month and provides 1GB of data, but still requires customers to pay per minute or text message. The 250 plan (50) upgrades to 250 minutes and 100 texts, while the 600 plan (80) offers 600 minutes and 200 texts.
The 900 plan (110) moves to 900 minutes, but keeps texts at 200. The highest-end option is the Unlimited scheme (200), which delivers 4,500 minutes and 1,200 texts, with an additional 300 each to customers of 3 Italia. The data ceiling, meanwhile, rises to 5GB.
Phone costs vary significantly based on the associated plan. While 8 and 16GB 3Gs cost 199 and 269 under Starter, these amounts shrink to 149 and 219 under 600, and 0/69 with Unlimited. The Italian iPhone should launch on July 11th.