Vodafone sent out emails to all its pre-registered users for pricing information on iPhone 3G here in India.
After all its going to be 31,000 INR for 8GB version and 36,100 INR for the 16 GB Version. (that’s a 713$ and 823$)
The initial rumours and earlier posts were partly true.
More details on the mail below
Thank you for registering for your Apple iPhone 3GTM with us.
We are delighted to announce that the iPhone 3G will be available in India from August 22, 2008
It will be available in 8GB & 16GB models, priced at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively.
Be the first to get the iPhone.
We have received a large number of registrations. As there are limited stocks, make sure that you get yours first, by paying an advance of Rs 10,000 to confirm your booking.
Where can you make this advance payment?
The iPhone 3G will be available at select Vodafone Stores. All you need to do is drop in at any select Vodafone Store between August 20 and 21 and make the advance payment by cash or credit card. Don´t forget to show the iPhone booking SMS, which you would have received from us, when you visit the Vodafone Store to pay the advance.
Get an appointment now. No queues for you.
Once you pay the advance, we will immediately give you an appointment date and time, starting August 22 when you can come and experience a full demonstration and collect your iPhone, all ready to use with your contacts and settings, by paying the balance amount. Hurry! Limited stocks.
Remember, the sooner you confirm your booking, the earlier you´ll get your iPhone. We have limited stocks and it will be on first come, first serve basis.
Buy a Vodafone connection now!
As you are not a Vodafone customer, you will need a Vodafone connection for your iPhone 3G.
We recommend that when you come to confirm your booking, please do get yourself a Vodafone connection too. Remember to carry a passport sized picture, photo ID proof and address proof as these are required for activating your Vodafone SIM card.
Happy to help. If you have any queries, log on to www.vodafone.in/iphone or call us on 919885098850 and we´ll be happy to help.
Hurry and be one of the first to make the iPhone 3G your own.
Updated details on this can be found at Vodafone’s website.
Now its turn Airtel releases more info on this. Watch this space for further updates. But from a business sense, now that Vodafone released its high prices,
Airtel might go like this
“31,000 Huh, why wouldn’t I want to go for a little cheaper and still make money of it.. So hmm. 30,000 ?”
All fun apart, this phone was a hope/a messiah to eradicate the other ugly priced phones, I guess things don’t change that easily here in India
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Amit from Digital Inspiration posted some more details which are highly depressing. Seems like the Indian service providers have planned to use iPhone and 3G network as money minting opportunities
Airtel announces the prices too. Ditto as Vodafone. We Indian buyers are screwed 😡
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