Free iPhone 3G in Hong Kong via Hutchison 3
The iPhone 3G is getting closer and closer. Some operators have recently announced the prices and data plans that will come with this new handset. One of the most attractive offers, until now, seems to be the one of Hutchison 3 which, in Hong Kong. This operator will offer the iPhone 3G even for free, with an unlimited data plan and for a decent monthly fee.
More exactly, Hutchison will offer 8GB iPhone 3G for free, if users sign a contract agreement for two years and pay a monthly fee of 498 HKD (around 64 USD or 41 Euros). This includes unlimited data transfers as well as 2200 airtime minutes. The 16GB version of the iPhone 3G will cost 138 HKD (around 18 USD or 11 Euros) with the same data plan. This plan is obviously more advantageous than the one AT&T is offering the new iPhone for (in the US), which requires $199 for the handset as well as 69 USD per month for two years.
Of course, Hutchison has other offers too for users who don’t want to pay 498 HKD per month or don’t need unlimited data transfers – but these make the handset itself more expensive. For example, the 8GB iPhone 3G can also be bought for 2,938 HKD (about 377 USD or 240 Euros), with a 2-year agreement and 188 HKD (24 USD) per month – this plan includes 500MB of data and 500 airtime minutes. On the same conditions, the 16GB iPhone 3G is priced at 3,738 HKD (480 USD or 305 Euros).