updated 10:55 am EDT, Tue July 8, 2008
Optimus iPhone 3G prices
Optimus, a Portugese carrier controlled in part by Sonae and France Telecom, has announced its prices for the iPhone 3G. To buy the phone without a contract will cost €499 for an 8GB model, or €599 for 16GB. After this shoppers will have to agree to a pre- or post-paid plan; the former has a €20 monthly recharge rate, but includes 250 texts and 250MB of Internet data; each voice minute or extra text costs 17 cents. The post-paid plans require minimum usages worth €15, €30 or €50, but gradually shrink the extra voice and text fees, while offering text and data bundles ranging between 100/100MB and 500/500MB.
Those choosing a subscription will be in a contract for two years, but will pay less for the phones. Plans are divided into €30-, €45- and €50-per-month options, offering the same voice, text and data gradations. Under the €30 plan however phones will cost €250 and €350, while the €45 plan will force drops to €200 and €300. With the €50 plan, finally, iPhones will cost €150 and €250.