iPhone 2.5 vs 3.5...
August 2, 2008 11:00am CST
I am wondering, with the launch of the iPhone 3.5G handsets, will the price of it 2.5G drop? What will happen to the sets (2.5G) of current users who get to upgrade their sets to 3.5G at a special price? Will they refurbish it and resell it cheaper than the 3.5G sets? If it does, will you get one?
6 Aug 08
will the 2.5G be made available in the rest of the countries? i've got a feeling that it'll still be limited to a few countries only. i doubt the 2.5G pricing can go much lower though. any cheaper and the service providers might have to give them for free. hopefully the 3.5G is not too expensive when launched. i think i'll stick to the 3.5G since it can be used in many countries. it's good to know that my phone can go with me when i travel to countries like japan or korea. cheers ;p
7 Aug 08
I too am curious about how the 3.5G set will be priced here. According to the papers, the cheapest that a telco was offering for the high end plan was at USD$199. Which will work out to about less than $300 based on today's exchange rate. I wonder, how will Singtel be pricing their sets. One more month to go and the wait will be over. I wonder if Starhub and M1 will be able to get their hands on the set as well. heh heh heh...
7 Aug 08
i think the USD199 set is sold with the high end plan. the plan will cost about $80 every month. the contract is for two years so that's quite a lot of money. i don't even spend that much on my mobile and broadband combined. hopefully it won't require a high end plan when it's launched here. i don't mind paying a little more for the 3.5G set. any news about it being launched on 22 Aug? starhub confirm will launch it at the end of the year. not sure about M1 though. most likely they'll get it, it's just the launch date.
4 Aug 08
I think in the US they offered rebates / refunds to those who had bought the earlier sets. In singapore, I guess not, since it was not supposed to be officially available here yet! I'm not sure if upgrades are possible. HAven't heard of that at all. I think the only way of getting the 3.5 G one is to buy it brand new. I personally will not get one because I think it's too bulky.
5 Aug 08
I too am wondering whether they will offer the same offer to the local users who got the 2.5G sets from the states when it was first launched. I am also wondering if they are going to refurbish the sets they take in and resell them at a lower price. It is a nice to have. The interface is really intuitive and something that is interesting to play with if you have the spare cash. I sure hope they sell the refurbished sets here at a cheaper price too. So that I too can get a second hand set just to play with the features. Heh heh...