iPhone 3G plans to start at $60 in New Zealand, $44 in Mexico
Vodafone of New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand will kick-off the worldwide iPhone 3G launch at 12:01 a.m. local time Friday (or 8:01 Eastern time Thursday) at three of its local retail stores — Auckland City, Wellington, and Christchurch. Plans with 24-month contracts will start at $60 (NZD $80) for an "iPhone 250" offering that includes 120 minutes, 600 text messages and 250MB of data. The entry level plan prices the 8GB iPhone at $415 (NZD $549) and the 16GB model at $528 (NZD $699).
A mid-range iPhone 500 plan is priced at $98 (NZD $130) and includes 250 minutes, 600 text messages and 500MB of data. iPhones with this plan are priced at $339 (NZD $449) for the 8GB model and $453 (NZD $599) for the 16GB model.
The top-tier iPhone 1GB plan is priced at $189 (NZD $250) and includes 600 minutes, 600 text messages, and 1GB of data. With this plan, an 8GB iPhone fetches $150 (NZD $199) and a 16GB iPhone costs $264 (NZD $359).
Additional minutes cost between $0.40 and $0.52 (NZD $0.53 - $0.69), depending on the plan. Extra text messages fetch $0.15 (NZD $0.20) and each additional MB of data costs $0.075 (NZD $0.10), except on the top-tier plan where each additional MB costs just $0.02 (NZD $0.03).
Vodafone New Zealand is also offering the iPhone 3G without a contract at $740 (NZD $979) for the 8GB model and $853 (NZD $1129) for the 16GB model. Data plans for no-contract iPhones are priced at $22.63 (NZD $29.95) for 200MB per month, or $37.74 (NZD $49.95) for 1GB of data per month.
Telcel of Mexico
Separately, Telcel of Mexico has also announced three iPhone plans with 24-month contracts that start at $44 (MXN $459) for a package that includes 200 minutes, 100 text messages and 100MB of data. The 8GB iPhone is priced at $331 (MXN $3419) with this plan and the 16GB model is priced at $454 (MXN $4689).
For $58 (MXN $599) per month, subscribers get 300 minutes, 150 text messages and 150MB of data. With this plan, the 8GB iPhone costs $209 (MXN $2159) and the 16GB iPhone costs $331 (MXN $3419).
Telcel's top-tier plan is priced at $77 (MXN $799) and offers 400 minutes, 200 text messages and 200MB of data. iPhones with this plan are priced at $86 (MXN $889) for the 8GB model and $209 (MXN $2159) for the 16GB model.
Additional minutes to land lines and other Telcel subscribers are priced at $0.11 (MXN $1.15), while those to other carriers cost $0.33 (MXN $3.45). Each additional KB of data costs $0.003 (MXN $0.04), and each additional text message costs $0.08 (MXN $0.85)
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