Updated August 9: The official price of globe for the 3G iphone plan is as follows:
The prepaid price of the 8GB 3G iphone is P41,899 and and the 16GB costs P48,899.
Those who want to avail the iphone from Globe may reserve for it now as the release date in the Philippines is scheduled August 22. Those who want to pay for the iphone through 0% 12 month installment may use the Citibank and HSBC credit cards. Check out the globe site for more details.
I was checking the philmug forum today and I realized the iphone 3G may not be much cheaper than the first generation iphone. The speculated price of iphone 3G in the Philippines by some of the forum posters is between 20 to 25 thousand pesos. The price may even reach as high as 30 thousand pesos for those who want to purchase the new iphone under prepaid plans.
The US market price of the new iphone starts at 199 dollars but this will be under a contract with AT&T. The iphone 3G will be officially released by Globe Telecoms and will be made available for both prepaid and postpaid globe users. Knowing how expensive cellphones from Globe are, I am not yet sure if I can afford to buy the new iphone 3G.