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Old 8th July 2008, 19:46   #1
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Mobistar has announced that the iPhone 3G will be available in Belgium on 11 July. They are going to charge €525 for the device which was originally slated as $199 by Apple in the US.

They say that the increased price is due to them having to pay up to allow the iPhone 3G to be sim-unlocked. While you can only buy your iPhone 3G from Mobistar you can use it with other networks like Proximus and Base.


€525 gets you the 8Gb version in black, the 16Gb is even more expensive at €615 but you can choose the color, white or black... woooo!

Mobistar will offer three service plans, the cheapest at €30/month allows you to make 3h phone calls or 200 SMS; data limit is set at 200Mb. For €45/month you get 6h phone calls or 400 SMS; data limit at 500Mb. The most expensive plan at €60 gives you 9h to make phone calls and 1Gb data limit.

In other European countries we see much lower costs for owning an iPhone 3G. In the Netherlands users get a no-limit data transfer and the iPhone is €400 cheaper too! The downside is that they have to buy the phone bundled with a 2 year subscription plan.

The iPhone will go on sale at 00:01 11-07-2008 and can be found in 150 Mobistar Centers or Apple Premium Resellers. There will be a 1 iPhone/client limit for the first few weeks, until demand and supply are balanced out.

SOURCE: http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Deta...64&kanaalid=16


Any Belgians planning on buying this way overpriced tech gadget?
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Data limits on a device made to play Youtube during boring moments, 200Mb will last you a week.
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Any Belgians planning on buying this way overpriced tech gadget?
I may pick a new phone end september, with a bit of luck it will be on my list with free handsets for employees.
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I'll wait 'till it gets unlocked/jailbroken. WIll see where I pick one up then, probably Switzerland or ebay.
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Next week i'm ordering a Nokia N95 8GB, 475 EUR @ typhone.nl
Took me ages to make up my mind
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N95 feels realy plastick and not that solid.
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... and N95 has to be adapted to work with TomTom, I'm not going to pay for native Nokia route-planner

Sorry, but IPhone is no match:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone1=2088

14,88 EUR / 100MB (mobistar client) on top of current abbo = expensive
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coverage mobistar < proximus http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_be.shtml
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doubted about : http://www.openmoko.com/product.html
but no camera
price Germany about 300 eur
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It has to have GPS function ? Going to take a look in the safe here today what I can recommend you.
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I have colleague who has a N95, what a big brick of fancy gadgetry. Why does it have to have GPS? it's these extra none-phone functionalities which drive up the price way out of proportion. A decent standalone GPS is €200. Get a €200 phone and each device will be better than one who combines both
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