iPhone Rate Plans for Germany?

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    MacNotes.de publishes what it believes to be the rate plans for the iPhone in Germany based on multiple T-mobile sources.

    iPhone M
    49 EUR/month
    Free data over EDGE
    Free T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots
    Free Voicemail
    100 Minutes included (further minutes: 0.39 euros per minute)
    40 SMS included (further SMS: 0.19 euros)

    iPhone L
    69 EUR/month
    Free EDGE
    Free T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots
    Free Voicemail
    200 Minutes included (further minutes: 0.39 euros per minute)
    150 SMS included (further SMS: 0.19 euros each)

    iPhone XL
    89 EUR/month
    Free data over EDGE
    Free T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots
    Free Voicemail
    1000 Minutes included (further minutes: 0.39 euros per minute)
    300 SMS included (further SMS: 0.19 euros each)

    Translation provided by MacNotes.de. Of note, in Europe, minutes and messages listed only apply when making outgoing calls or outgoing SMS messages. Incoming calls and messages are not counted against you.

    Apple and T-Mobile announced that T-Mobile would be the exclusive carrier of the Apple iPhone in Germany, slated to go on sale on November 9th.


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    Wow, these do kind of hurt.

    Keep in mind though that Germans don't pay for incoming calls.

    Does it say anything about free weekends or nights?
     
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    Looks like they get shafted on minutes and texts but we get shafted on data.

    what you have to pay for incoming calls, that is ridiculous.
     
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    100 minutes and 40 messages?

    They must really think the Germans have no friends. :eek:
     
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    Wow $70 for the lowest plan, that sucks. Plus you only get 100min, and 40 sms. Not sure that its worth it to even own a cellphone in Europe if thats the going rate and/or typical plan.
     
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    In practice is there that much of a shadting on data though?

    100/40. Blimey that's poor.

    Same as UK/O2.
     
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    100mins?

    hmm and what would I use for the other 29 days of the month :D
     
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    200Mb a month is very low, but from what people have been saying they aren't that hard about chasing it up so probably not.
     
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    yup...worse than o2.
     
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    It sure sounds low but when you can't save anything on the device it might be enough.
     
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    well.....someone has to pay the increased cost of calling a mobile rather than a landline. in the uk, the person making the call pays that cost.
     
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    Pirces in Europe

    Don't know about Germany, but the rate a bit higher up is 0.08 €/min (USD 0.11 / min) and 0.08 € for a SMS without any plans (2 €/mo. basic fee).

    Also, the news item seems to have mixed up euros and cents, as it states 0.39 cents per extra minute. I guess it should be 0.39 euros per extra minute, which is horrendously expensive.
     
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    I'm not from Germany nor have I ever been there, but these just seem expensive for not too much in return. Are these normal size plans for over there?
     
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    The minutes of the plan definitely stink, but I must say that getting free access to T-Moblie's wifi network is pretty sweet.
     
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    Wow... just wow... that's the most costly prices I've seen for mobile phones for years...

    That SE K850i, with e.g. the Netcom's NOK99 (≈ €13) connect 'leisure', for free data (gprs, edge, utms and hsdpa) on evenings and weekends (the unlimited data plans are still a bit much here, but they are getting better, the regular Connect, 'always on', is NOK499 ≈ €65 for data traffic alone). Then combine that with one of their cheaper plans (e.g. 0 pr month and about €0.07 per minute and €0.08 per SMS).

    Because there's no way that the iPhone plans will be (considerably) cheaper in Norway than in Germany, when and if the iPhone is ever released here... and although I have the money for buying the iPhone, I would like to be able to use it, within reason, too... ;)
     
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    Which makes more sense to me, rather than paying for a call you didn't ask to have made. On the other hand, in the US at least, there's no indication of what numbers are landlines and which are cellular. I know that at least in parts of Europe and Asia, mobiles have their own city code.
     
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    Don't tell me you Americans have to pay for incoming calls???!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Not sure about that, O2 are giving 200 mins, 200 texts for £35/month. I get more than that for £15 on O2 at the moment.
     
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    Yes, it should be 39 cents not 0.39.
    But 39 cents (Euro cents) is just ridiculous. I have a contract with O2 Germany without monthly fees and I pay 19cents per minute and 19 per SMS.
    T-Mobile definitly wants push all of their customers towards the higher priced tariffs.
     
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    In the UK mobiles begin 07...
     
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    Definitely its even worse than the UK deal. I got an iPod Touch rather than an iPhone entirely due to the badness of the contract.
     
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    Wow. Suddenly, I feel good about the US's crappy cellular network. I mean, with T-Mobile I can get 1000 minutes for $50/month, with unlimited mobile-mobile calling and nights/weekends free. My AT&T bill isn't that much more. Incoming minutes be damned, I say.
     

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