Buy Apple iPhone 3G in India on August 22

Apple iPhone 3G launched on July 11 worldwide, is finally selling in India from August 22, 2008. Apple has announced Airtel and Vodafone as the authorised sellers for Apple iPhone in India. Now Indians can also be proud iPhone 3G owners a few weeks later.

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iPhone 3G Now in India

Bharti Airtel has announced that it will launch the iPhone 3G in India on August 22. Customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. However, the pricing details have not yet been officially announced (see US pricing plans). Airtel customers can book an iPhone now.

Vodafone has started pre-registration much earlier than Airtel, but there is no official announcement for iPhone sales on their site. Pre-register iPhone here on Vodafone.

The Apple India store has geared up for Apple iPhone sales and has started pointing potential customers to Airtel and Vodafone websites.

Buy Iphone in India

It is expected that both these telecom companies will launch the iPhone on the same day, or the earlier startup could gain a significant sales advantage. Nevertheless, the major advantage of the iPhone is 3G (which accounts for its name also), which is not available in India as yet, although it is expected soon. The pricing and service will be a major factor for the success of Apple iPhone 3G in India.


  1. ajith says:

    Why you should not buy an Iphone in India

    Iphone 3G may not be used to it’s full potential in India. There are plenty of other reasons like
    1. Reception Issues
    2. Battery does not even last for 8 hours
    3. Locked in to a particular carrier in India
    and many more…

    Is it worth buying?

  2. cooldude says:

    Iphone price in India is 12k with airtel 2 year subscription

  3. cooldude says:

    It must be less than 20K

  4. Rajiv saini says:

    There is a myth in the market place on low pricing of the product (reference price point being Rs. 8000 or Rs.12000/- which refers to AT&T pricing of USD 199 or USD 299). The reports dont factor the commitment which a customers needs to give for a particular Price Plan for a period of 24 Months in the case of AT&T. For O2 the commitment is for 18 months with selected plans.

    But, if we calculate other cost like montly rental for voice, i.e., 69.99 (USD), the total cost of ownership for the period of 24 months for a 8 GB model comes around Rs.81000/-! The total cost of ownership for O2 is around Rs.200000/- over a period of 18 months.

    In first look it looks high, but in long term, it is still cheaper in India. So, don’t stop urself from buying this lovely gadget…


  5. Kaya says:

    Any idea if an I-phone 3G purchased in the US can be used in India? I live in the US and want to send the I-phone as a gift to someone in India.

    • shanky says:

      hey kaya,
      i’m facing a nearly same friend also wants to send an iphone from i wanted to know that hav u figured this out?i mean will it work here in india?

  6. jojy says:

    How much & how can i buy an I phone 3G phone with out Contract.



  7. Rajiv Saini says:

    Hi Kaya,

    Not sure, but have heard from people in India that iPhone is being unlocked in gray market. But not sure.


  8. Rajesh says:


    A bit of relief. Now airtel is providing option of EMI to buy iPhone ( At least, now people who were expecting to be in range of 16-20K can think again to buy it with EMI option. What you say guys? Can we hope to get its price down in future as well?


  9. bananasplit says:

    I mainly use my iPhone for playing games, it’s the best gaming machine ever imo.

  10. REDDY says:

    Hi to one and all.
    I would like to know about the Apple I phone cost in USA ,right now iam in Taiwan here the cost is nearly S99 2 for 8GB,16 and 32 GB is nearly lies between S169-S229 2 .This is 2 refers some persons only they give rules apply like that.In india the price seems to be more ,i think for 8 Gb its nearly 20k ,So i would like to Know in US and more over i want to know if i buy in USA can i use in India ,or is there any problems in using .

    I am looking to hear your views

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