iPhone to go on sale in the UAE and Saudi Arabia?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aljawad, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. aljawad macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2004
    Planet Earth
    According to a Reuters news report, The United Arab Emirates based Emirates Telecommunications Corp (Etisalat) will start selling a "third-generation" iPhone 3G in the United Arab Emirate and Saudi Arabia "later this month."


    So far, nothing on either Apple or Etisalat web sites. Currently, grey-marketed unlocked 3G iPhone are unofficially available for sale in the region.
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I thought the 3G (Network) is the 2nd generation iPhone! So I don't think the Saudis & UAE will be getting a 3rd gen. 3G phone later this month.
    I guess apple would also have to block apps like iPint in arab countries:(
  3. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    I just hope Etisalat gives a resonable data plan for the iphone. Since they are a ripoff on all plans.
    I hope they decide to sell the unlocked version so I can use the 3g version when I go home.
  4. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    Just as I thought, Etisalat is ripping of their subscribers again. First you have to pay full price for the phone and it is locked. Then you have to be a post-paid subscriber with a 1 yr contract. (No thanks, I already have enough trouble getting my bank statement with their "postal service") Then their data rate plans are outrageous. 350 mins of voice with 1 GB of data comes out to $137. Ouch.

    I think I will by an unlocked phone from Belgium and use the Blackberry Data Plan on the pre-paid account.

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