Vodafone has announced the price of Apple iPhone 3G in India. The 8GB iPhone and 16GB iPhone will be available for Rs 31000 and Rs 36100 respectively in Delhi and you have to pay extra for data and voice plans. Now that is expensive.
Apple iPhone Pricing in India
Apple iPhone is being released in India on August 22 and Vodafone and Airtel will officially sell iPhones in India. Vodafone has announced their iphone pricing plans, but Airtel is yet to officially do so. The data and voice plans rates have yet to be officially announced. Compare this with iPhone pricing plans in US on AT&T. The price will definitely be a limiting factor for sales in India.
Vodafone had earlier opened pre-registration for the Apple iPhone. If you had pre-registered with Vodafone, then you can grab the iPhone before others do. Visit select Vodafone Stores between August 20 and 21 and confirm your booking by paying Rs 10000 through cash or credit card and show the iPhone booking SMS, which you received when you visit the Vodafone Store to make the deposit. They will give you an appointment date and time starting August 22, when you can come and experience a full demonstration as well as collect your iPhone 3G, all ready to use with your contacts and settings, by paying the balance amount.
Remember you will need a Vodafone connection for your iPhone 3G if you use their plans. They have limited iphone stocks and available on a first come, first serve basis. The launch day buzz is always great to look out for. Be prepared for the long lines at stores soon.
Update: Looks like Vodafone just removed the price from that link. Maybe they are rethinking the pricing.