Monday, April 07, 2008

Let the unlocking games begin

Wall Street Journal (subs. req'd) --

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG said it is lowering the price of Apple Inc.'s iPhone handset in Germany to €99 ($122) in a two-month campaign.

The iPhone currently costs a minimum €399 in Germany, where Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit is the exclusive carrier. The multimedia phone costs at least $399 in the U.S. where it has been in short supply.

The new offer runs from April 7 to June 30 for the iPhone model with eight gigabytes of memory, the Bonn-based company said. The €99-deal is only valid in combination with a premium contract for which the customer pays at least €89 a month.

Deutsche Telekom has also introduced a starter iPhone contract that costs €29 a month -- the handset then costs €249.

Compare to the Irish price of €399 with more expensive plans than are being offered elsewhere.

No comments: