Here’s a listing of the iPhone 4 prices from countries that offer the device unlocked and without a contract with the most expensive at the top and the cheapest towards the bottom. But before you proceed, do note that we’re dealing with numerous exchange rates here which means prices indicated are approximate and not exact. It does however give you some indication of how much the iPhone 4 costs in various parts of the world.
We Malaysians have the fourth cheapest iPhone 4 RRP in the world, which is not bad.
DiGi has finally revealed the pricing for the BlackBerry Curve 9300 (Curve 3G) on DG Smart Plan. It goes for an attractive RM759 over 24 months contract or RM899 over 12 months contract. This comes after a while of waiting when Celcom and Maxis had announced their pricing earlier.
Strangely, there’s something different for DG SmartPlan. If you noticed on the device, there’s a little highlight that says “Add-on RM10/month to enjoy BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)”. This also appears on the Curve 8520 page but not on the Bold 9700. Did DiGi just started charging additional RM10 for BlackBerry users? That makes it RM78/month.
Originally the RM68/month subscription came with Unlimited Internet with BIS included. This even allows you to tether via USB. Looks like new subscribers today would need to pay more. We will try to confirm this with DiGi.
More details on DiGi’s BlackBerry Curve 3G page here.
If you want to compare, check out our post below:
Maxis BlackBerry Curve 9300 offer for Postpaid and Prepaid
Celcom BlackBerry Curve 9300 offers for Postpaid and Prepaid
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We find it odd that DiGi has been very quiet despite all the recent developments on the iPhone 4 made by Maxis. With previous iPhone 4 announcements the two telcos will counter each other on a moment’s notice.
Most recently that we can remember is from the iPhone 4 registration of interest announcement where DiGi broke the word first and was immediately followed by Maxis. This time around, Maxis laid all their cards on the table and there’s no response from DiGi. This has left us puzzled and wondering as to what will DiGi’s next move be to counter Maxis’ iPhone 4 plans.
Until DiGi puts out a word on its iPhone 4 offering, it’s going to be almost impossible to find out what will they have to offer. We’ve mentioned earlier that the iPhone 4 plans from Maxis are very attractive and DiGi will have to produce something extraordinary to counter it.
While we’re all wondering when DiGi will launch the iPhone 4, we’d like to bring your attention something we found in a LowYat.net forum thread, this, an event listing posted on the One Utama website about a DiGi roadshow happening on 22 to 26 September.
The listing doesn’t offer much details as to what’s going on except for that the roadshow will be promoting “DiGi mobile packages and services”. It could be any other roadshow but consider the following facts.
It’s an unusually long roadshow. Roadshows tend to just run for over the weekend. Typically a roadshow will start on Friday and end on Sunday. This is the normal practice.
It’s precariously close to the Maxis iPhone 4 launch. We’ve been getting feedback that Maxis and DiGi will launch the iPhone 4 around the same time. If this is indeed the case, then the timing of the mystery DiGi roadshow is just nice.
Interesting developments indeed but something we can’t confirm at the moment. Will it be DiGi or Maxis who will launch the iPhone 4 first? Well, we have a couple of days left to find out.
As far as we can see, there are a few enhancements in the new iValue and iData plans but we’ll get into the details of that a little later. For now, we’re seeing that the contract extension offer to existing iPhone 3G and 3GS owners is very encouraging and is similar to what the AT&T are doing.
Maxis has done a good job with this contract extension offer and it definitely makes iPhone 4 ownership to existing customers a tremendously attractive proposition, to an extent that we, as iPhone 3GS owners are also considering on taking up the offer.
Incidentally, there’s not even a peep from DiGi as to what their iPhone 4 offering will be. Looking at what Maxis has to offer, DiGi has to come up with something very special to counter.
At the end of the day it’s us, the consumer who wins, and that’s a good thing.
Check out the links below for the Maxis iPhone 4 plan tables or click here for full details.
Pricing for subsidised iPhone 4 below:
What’s interesting is that there will be a contract extension program offered during launch for existing users of iPhone 3GS up to a maximum of 30 months, inclusive of current contract. This will come with a fee of RM50.
The grand event is purportedly happening on 24th September at 12am-4am for invited guest only. More details to come soon as we get it.