T-mobile subscription plans with Iphone 3G for Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the last countries to get (legitimate) access to Iphones. Of course, as the first generations lacked UMTS support nobody was bothered by that. But now on july 11th T-mobile will start offering Iphones in The Netherlands.

As their press announcement is in Dutch and Euro, I thought let’s translate and convert also to USD. Below are the prices in Euro and USD, assuming 1 euro = 1.48 USD, and 2 year contracts.

SMS = short message service = text message for you americans.

minutes SMS price/m () $ 8GB model () $ 16GB model ()  $
150 150 29.95 44.33 79.95 118.33 159.95 236.73
300 300 44.95 66.53 1 1.48 79.95 118.33
500 500 64.95 96.13 1 1.48 19.95 29.53

Including unlimited Internet usage (2048/384 Kbps), Visual voicemail.

It seems a good deal compared to the AT&T pricing :

“iPhone 3G will be available for $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model. These prices require two-year contracts”

Engadget has a better overview.

And even the subscriptions aren’t that expensive compared to normal no-phone T-Mobile NL subscripton plans:

Plan minutes Price/m Price per minute Price per SMS
Relax 100 100 € 14,50 € 0,15 € 0,25
Relax 200 200 € 24,50 € 0,12 € 0,25
Relax 300 300 € 34,50 € 0,12 € 0,25
Relax 500 500 € 49,50 € 0,10 € 0,25
Relax 1000 1000 € 94,50 € 0,09 € 0,25