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  • Ridiculous iPhone Prices for India and Russia
    About 5 days ago India kicked off it's iPhone sales on Airtel and Vodafone with a price of Rs 31,000 for the 8 GB model. In US dollars that is about $715 for the iPhone. The iPhone is pretty cool, but not quite that cool from where i sit. Apparently India agrees and Vodafone has been quick to respond dropping the price of the iPhone by a whole Rs 2,000 or $47. That still doesn't seem like much to me.

    India isn't the only place with ridiculous iPhone prices. The iPhone is set to launch in Russia something in October for an estimated price of 24,000 Rubles or $990. What's going on Apple? I thought the plan was to dominate the world with iPhones. You'd have to be half insane to pay those prices!

    [via yahoo and engadgetmobile]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ridiculous iPhone Prices for India and Russia started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. iFokust's Avatar
      iFokust -
      is it Apple setting the price or are the service providers charging a premium?
    1. minhwan's Avatar
      minhwan -
      COME ON PEOPLE !!! Some people seem they still don't understand how CONTRACT works ... The $199 price tag is based on CONTRACT!!! (2 year). Like some fool said above, in Australia, 8GB is $899 when you are free of contract and it's $0 with 2yr CONTRACT.. is that still fxxking rip off ?*I believe the price in India or Phillippines are pretty much OUTRIGHT price.. probably Apple failed to make contract deal with local carriers. Wake up people and stop whinning at the price... PAY for what you get... GET ON A CONTRACT if you wanna pay less for the iPhone... otherwise pay FULL PRICE !!!!

      AoTW // I'm assuming you bought it from Apple resellers ?? It cannot be that much ... or did you customise yours ?
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2s3t8z View Post
      wait wait! wait!!
      have u not heard of the price of australia yet?!?!
      i thought u would have!!!!
      $899 aud for the 8gb!!!!!
      These prices are for outright purchases (i.e. no contract). The blackberry and nokia n95 sell for up to $1100AUD outright! Even the "lowly" Motorola V3x is around $600-700. Most countries have this kind of system. In some cases even though the phone is free with a cap plan, over a 2-3 year period you end up paying more than if you bought it outright.
    1. Reket's Avatar
      Reket -
      I was shipping out iphone from SF, CA to Russia and they were selling them there for $1000.

      In Moscow, the 16GB 3G iPhones were selling for around $1700. I know, SHOCKING! Who the hell would want to be this phone for over $500! Definitely not worth it
    1. Muggz5's Avatar
      Muggz5 -
      sorry to see that...... thats crazy!!! NZ, Dubai and above mentioned.. WOW!

      Edit : Selling 8Gb barely used iphone JB and Unlocked 600 Shipped worldwide!!
      Re-Edit : Hehehe
    1. margiler's Avatar
      margiler -
      Hi from Costa Rica!

      you wont believe me but I got the Iphone 3G 8GB for only 324.99 USD ready and unlocked, there was a local store selling it so cheap, after a few hours (and after I ordered 2 phones) they changed the price to 500 and finally 979 USD..in Costa Rica the air time is cheap..I pay 20 bucks per month with 200 minutes and unlimited internet..yahooo

      pura vida maes
    1. thechubbyman's Avatar
      thechubbyman -
      watch the end of this video
      he did say it would never go over 199!!!
    1. sids's Avatar
      sids -
      It is indeed stupid to be paying 37k for an iphone in india.
      Its a total ripoff and operators need to understand that by lowering prices and having lower margins, they can sell more and in turn make larger profits....

      Guess they need to put some brains in their heads....
    1. asta-roth's Avatar
      asta-roth -
      In Poland I got my 3G 8GB for ~90$ with a 2 year contract (40$ a month)
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      If people weren't so damn greedy and would just help someone else out by buying one for someone to send over to them and taking maybe 10% off the top (rather than 200%) then we wouldn't have this worry.