Vodafone brings down iPhone 3G price in India by $47

Vodafone slashes the price of Apple’s iPhone 3G by Rs. 2000 ($47) after facing severe backlash from the high prices in India.

The phone, previously tagged at Rs 31,000 ($720) for 8GB and Rs 36,100 ($840) for 16 GB, will now be available for Rs. 29,000 ($673) and Rs. 34000 ($793) respectively.

This price slash will definitely result in increasing sales of iPhone 3G at Vodafone stores because Bharti Airtel continues to sell the iPhone 3G at its original price at the moment.

While, it is still unclear at the moment whether the price cut has come from Apple or whether Vodafone is picking up the tab, Bharti Airtel should also bring down its iPhone 3G’s price tags to that of Vodafone, Rs. 29,000 ($673) for 8GB model & Rs. 34,000 ($793) for 16GB model in order to compete with it.

via – cellpassion

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • Rajiv saini

    Hi

    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 don’t 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…

    Rajiv

  • Rajesh

    Hi

    A bit of relief. Now airtel is providing option of EMI to buy iPhone (http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g). 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?

    Rajesh

  • Rajesh

    Hi

    A bit of relief. Now airtel is providing option of EMI to buy iPhone (http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g). 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?

    Rajesh