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Globe Telecom Drops iPhone 3G Pricing in Preparation for Launch Next Week

iPhone 3G provider for the Philippines, Globe Telecom, has made the much anticipated device a bit more in reach, as they have recently cut their pricing plans.

Corporate communications chief for Globe Telecom, Menchie Cruz, has noted that new subscribers “can still enjoy a zero-percent interest Apple iPhone 3G arrangement with Globe’s bank partners to make purchasing more convenient and easy on the pocket.”

Five packages have been delegated for the iPhone 3G ranging from P1,599 (about $36) to P4,999 (about $112).

The plan beginning at P1,999 will include 100 minutes free voice calls; and P5.50 rate per minute for every Globe to Globe voice calls while Globe to other providers will be charged of P7.50 per minute. 350 free text messages with additional texts costing P1. They will also get 40 hours free local mobile Internet and 20 hours free for both Wi-Fi and WIZ.

Under this plan, the 8GB iPhone will cost P15,100 (about $337) and the 16GB model will bring a cost of P20,600 (about $460).

The top tier plan, running at a rate of P4,999, subscribers will only pay P2,900 (about $64) for the 16GB handset; while the 8GB handset will be given free. Users under this plan will receive 750 minutes free local voice calls and 650 free text messages.

Globe is also offering three different plans ranging between the two plans mentioned above. Prepaid subscribers will see drastically inflated hardware costs ranging from P37,599 (about $840) to P43,799(about $978) for the 8 and 16GB models respectively.

Set for launch next week, Globe hopes to use the popularity and success of the iPhone 3G to maintain recent financial growth.

Don’t forget to check out our new dynamic iPhone 3G world map.

[via SunStar]

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