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Apple iPhone 3G in India on 22nd August

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iPhone 3GIndia gets it on 22nd August, 2008

Looks like my deduction of the timeline of Apple iPhone 3G release in India was indeed correct.

Airtel have made official announcements that the Apple iPhone 3G will be available for Indian subscribers from 22nd August. The iPhone will be sold through the operator’s customer service outlets, Airtel said in a statement.

In the wake of the Airtel’s announcement, talks in the grapevine is that, Vodafone will also be releasing the iPhone 3G for its subscribers on the same day — 22nd August, 2008 — which is about a forthnight away.

Though there are no official confirmations, the price of the iPhone 3G is expected to be sold in the range of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000. It is also unclear if it will follow the US subsciption model of a locked-in period with specific subscription scheme(s).

It may be noted that 3G services isn’t available in India yet, it is likely to be available around summer next year. India this year will auction licences and spectrum for 3G services.

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  1. Hello every body,

    I have Apple iPhone 3G 16GB stick available for sell.

    The Apple iPhone 3G was my birthday gift and i have Nokia N95 8GB so i decide to sell the Apple iPhone 3G for sum of $280usd including the shipping to any destination.

    You get back to me with more details, Note that the phone is Unlocked and it comes with full accessories with warranty.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

  2. Hello every body,

    I have Apple iPhone 3G 16GB stick available for sell.

    The Apple iPhone 3G was my birthday gift and i have Nokia N95 8GB so i decide to sell the Apple iPhone 3G for sum of $280usd including the shipping to any destination.

    You get back to me with more details, Note that the phone is Unlocked and it comes with full accessories with warranty.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

  3. @Kaat Daniel :
    yes, i'm interested in the iphone. send details of buy / sell to aniljohn61[at]gmail[dot]com.

  4. @Kaat Daniel :
    yes, i'm interested in the iphone. send details of buy / sell to aniljohn61[at]gmail[dot]com.

  5. Karnataka-based Robosoft, boasts of a successful history of developing multimedia applications for Apple products.Robosoft is releasing five games for the India App Store in September. The price of the gaming applications between Rs 40 and Rs 200 (around $4.99).

    Next on the cards from Robosoft is a bouquet of content themed on Bollywood and spirituality. Robosoft is also mulling a location-based service for iPhone users for which he intends to get into an exclusive tie-up with an iPhone operator partner.

  6. Karnataka-based Robosoft, boasts of a successful history of developing multimedia applications for Apple products.Robosoft is releasing five games for the India App Store in September. The price of the gaming applications between Rs 40 and Rs 200 (around $4.99).

    Next on the cards from Robosoft is a bouquet of content themed on Bollywood and spirituality. Robosoft is also mulling a location-based service for iPhone users for which he intends to get into an exclusive tie-up with an iPhone operator partner.

  7. Hi

    There is a myth in the market place on low pricing of the product (reference price point being Rs. 8000 or Rs.12000/- which

    refers to AT&T pricing of USD 199 or USD 299).

    The reports don?t factor the commitment which a customers needs to give for a particular Price Plan for a period of 24 Months

    in the case of AT&T. For O2 the commitment is for 18 months with selected plans.

    But, if we calculate other cost like montly rental for voice, i.e., 69.99 (USD), the total cost of ownership for the period

    of 24 months for a 8 GB model comes around Rs.81000/-! The total cost of ownership for O2 is around Rs.200000/- over a period

    of 18 months.

    In first look it looks high, but in long term, it is still cheaper in India. So, don't stop urself from buying this lovely

    gadget...

    Rajiv

  8. Hi

    There is a myth in the market place on low pricing of the product (reference price point being Rs. 8000 or Rs.12000/- which

    refers to AT&T pricing of USD 199 or USD 299).

    The reports don?t factor the commitment which a customers needs to give for a particular Price Plan for a period of 24 Months

    in the case of AT&T. For O2 the commitment is for 18 months with selected plans.

    But, if we calculate other cost like montly rental for voice, i.e., 69.99 (USD), the total cost of ownership for the period

    of 24 months for a 8 GB model comes around Rs.81000/-! The total cost of ownership for O2 is around Rs.200000/- over a period

    of 18 months.

    In first look it looks high, but in long term, it is still cheaper in India. So, don't stop urself from buying this lovely

    gadget...

    Rajiv

  9. Hi all

    So, finally comapny understood mindset and problem of common man of not want to spend such a big amount of Rs. 31000/36000 to buy an iphone and made it available through EMI with tying up with few banks. I saw this info on iphone section of airtel site (http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g)
    Rajesh

  10. Hi all

    So, finally comapny understood mindset and problem of common man of not want to spend such a big amount of Rs. 31000/36000 to buy an iphone and made it available through EMI with tying up with few banks. I saw this info on iphone section of airtel site (http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g)
    Rajesh

  11. Apple iPhone 3G handset price to be expected to cost between Rs. 12,000 only
    no call yes sms deaf & dumb PLEASE Msg me.......

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