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 (€)||$|
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|