28 July, 2010
it's the math game again
Well, just a few more sleeps until the iPhone 4 will be officially available in Australia that plenty of Australians have been waiting impatiently for.
It's just like two years ago, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, 3 have all released their pricing plans, and Apple is selling iPhone 4 outright (no contract) this time.
At time of posting, Apple has not officially announced the outright pricing for 32GB iPhone 4, only the 16GB iPhone 4 model (A$859 incl GST). The outright price for 32GB iPhone 4 is generally guessed to be between A$999 and A$1099.
Telstra's plans are ranging from $49 Cap Plan to $99 Cap Plan with $400 to $1000 call value and 200MB to 500MB data to use.
An interesting note from Vodafone's call credit is that it can be used on international calls, and they offer 12 months plan (for some unknown reason, it is not listed on their website, but the guy who called me today told me so.) Most included call credits cannot be used on international calls, and I do make a bit of international calls.
Telstra will have some selected stores opening at 12.00am on Friday 30th July for those who can't wait until 8am.
All over local forums here, a number of people are planning on arriving early (or even camping) outside Apple Store to secure the iPhone 4, and are deciding which Apple Store to visit. Apple said that all Apple Stores would open at 8am on 30th July and “iPhone 4 is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit two per person.”
Well, I haven't made up my mind on which way (and which mobile carrier) to go. I could simply get an iPhone outright from Apple Store and either use it prepaid or find any plans I want. Or get a plan with a carrier.
I do have a feeling that if say Don is to buy an iPhone (which it won't happen as he loathes Apple very much, anyhow, assume he is going to get an iPhone 4), I am pretty sure that Don would've got an iPhone 4 outright (unlocked). Except Don has forgotten the important part of math: most people use the iPhone for making phone calls. In other words, signing up a contract would only cost more a few hundred dollars more than outright pricing, which gives me enough call credits and data to use.
(to Don: Antony's iPhone 3G is OLD, and Antony is poor.)
Don is a very lucky American. The long waited iPhone 4 has been available in Don's advanced United States of America (and a handful of other first tier countries) more than a month ahead of other countries.
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