Friday, June 27, 2008, 09:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET)
iPhone 3G plans start at $50 in Sweden, $80 in NorwaySweden's TeliaSonera said Friday that monthly service plans for Apple's iPhone 3G will start at $50 (299 SEK), while Netcom Norway announced that its own customers will have to pay a minimum of $80 (NOK 399) each month.
TeliaSonera said iPhone 3G services plans will start at $50 USD (299 SEK) for the "iMini" plan that will include 100 minutes, 100 SMS messages, and 100 MB of data. Customers who choose the iMini plan and agree to an 18-month contract with the carrier can purchase the 8GB version of the handset for $415 USD (2495 SEK) or the 16GB for $550 (3295 SEK). However, opting for a 24-month contract will reduce the cost of the 8GB model to $280 (1695 SEK) and the 16GB model to $415 (2495 SEK).
A $80 (489 SEK) "iMidi" plan offers 250 minutes, 250 SMS messages, and 250 MB of data. Customers who choose this option along with an 18-month contract can purchase the 8GB iPhone for $315 (1895 SEK) and the 16GB model for $450 (2695 SEK). With a 24-month contract, the 8GB model drops to $165 (995 SEK) and the 16GB to $300 (1795 SEK).
A high-end "iMaxi" service plans fetches $145 (859 SEK) and includes 1000 minutes, 1000 SMS messages, and 1000MB of data. When combined with an 18-month contract customers can pick up an 8GB iPhone for $235 (1395 SEK) or a 16GB iPhone for $365 (2195 SEK). However, stepping up to the 24-month contract reduces the cost of the 8GB model to just 15 cents (1 SEK) and the 16GB model to $130 (795 SEK).
Over in Norway, Netcom announced that its own iPhone 3G services plans will start at $80 (NOR 399) for a "Small" plan that includes 100 minutes, SMS messages, and megabytes of data each month. Customers who sign up for the small plan can purchase an 8GB iPhone 3G for $280 (NOR 1390) or a 16GB model for $461 (NOR 2290).
Netcom's $140 "Medium" plan includes 250 minutes, SMS messages, and megabytes of data each month. With this plan, an 8GB iPhone costs $139 (NOR 690) and the 16GB model costs $320 (NOR 1590).
A "Large" plan priced at $221 each month includes 1000 minutes, SMS messages, and megabytes of data. Customers who choose this plan receive an 8GB iPhone 3G for just $0.20 (or NOR 1) and can upgrade to a 16GB model for $179 (NOR 890).
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