Telstra’s Australian iPhone prices revealed

So you’re in Australia and you want to buy an iPhone? I may not be able to tell you exactly where to go when the launch date finally arrives, but at least I’ll let you know how much cash money you’ll have to bring with you.

Telstra, Australia’s largest telecom operator, has just announced the details of their iPhone pricing plan. Yes, it’s going to be cheaper than the first-gen iPhone. And yes, it’ll only be available with a two-year contract.


Telstra’s iPhone pricing announcement tells us that both the 8GB and 16GB models will be available starting July 11th, at the same time as the two other carriers that will bring it to Australia, Optus and Vodafone.

The pricing details exactly?

8GB iPhone 3G – $279 at $30/mo for 2 years
16GB iPhone 3G – $399 at $30/mo for 2 years

Both models will be offered for free with Telstra’s $80/mo plan and $100/mo plan respectively.

The specifics of Telstra’s data charges with each plan have not yet been revealed, however, so this leaves us wondering whether or not they might follow in the footsteps of Rogers Wireless (who single-handedly incurred the wrath of more Canadians than it takes to sign an online petition), but says it plans to offer free Wi-Fi access at Telstra hotspots.


Author: David Gonzales

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