iPhone – no hype in germany

Last night. T-Mobile stores in germany opened at midnight to serve the crowds of germans waiting for the iPhone. To their dismay, there were no crowds.

I think I know one of the reasons. Let’s compare prices, shall we?

USA: iPhone $399, cheapest plan $59,99 including 450 minutes with rollover, 200 SMS, unlimited data, unlimited mobile to mobile, 5000 minutes nights & weekends. Existing customers can add the iPhone data plan for $20.

Germany (USD rate calculated via xe.com): iPhone $585, cheapest plan $72 including 100 minutes without rollover, 40 SMS, unlimited data (which will be throttled to 64kBit/s after 200MB). Existing customers must get a second contract.

Spot the difference.

5 thoughts on “iPhone – no hype in germany

  1. That’s so true, the iPhone is so expensive here in Germany. To make things worse, we know the prices in the US, do they think people are silly?

    The iPhone is a great phone but wonder if it would ever become a popular product in Europe…

  2. That’s so true, the iPhone is so expensive here in Germany. To make things worse, we know the prices in the US, do they think people are silly?

    The iPhone is a great phone but wonder if it would ever become a popular product in Europe…

  3. Here in South Africa the phone is about $700 (converted) and and on my plan that costs $120 per month it will still cost me $300 for the phone. It is a nice toy though.

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