$1,000 for an iPhone, or $1…WTF?!

July 10, 2008 at 7:45 am 1 comment

Wow, I wonder what the original iPhone cost when it launched in Belgium? And I wonder what kind of contract T-mobile is making customers sign if they can sell an iPhone for a little over a dollar?
clipped from news.yahoo.com

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Belgians finally get the chance to buy one of Apple Inc.’s coveted iPhones on Friday — at the highest prices in the world.
The 8-gigabyte iPhone will retail for 525 euros ($825) — more than four times the U.S. price of $199. The 16-gigabyte version costs 615 euros ($966). The same phone would cost $299 in the U.S.
Belgian Enterprise Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne blamed a local law that forbids companies subsidizing one product by charging more for something else.
He said he will try to scrap this rule in September because it stops phone operators from selling handsets inexpensively along with fixed service contracts, as is common elsewhere. For instance, Dutch customers over the border can pay just 1 euro ($1.57) for an iPhone if they pick a contract with operator T-Mobile.
The Belgian iPhone carrier, Mobistar, claims it isn’t worried that high prices will deter customers.
For the first few weeks, shoppers won’t be allowed to buy more than one iPhone each
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  • 1. Free Ringtones  |  July 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Now that is a steal and a half. Ok wait so in Denmark your iPhone cost you as much it would to download 1 ringtone from iTunes lol lol … that is just craaaaaaazy .. hahah


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