iPhone in Korea – Official launch 28 November
In light of recent news, my faithless and incessant ripping of the Korean mobile phone marketplace looks distasteful and trite, but hindsight doesn’t sober as much as the exciting/perplexing KT iPhone launch. After numerous delays, Jesus will be delivered to the hands of the pre-order faithful this Saturday, 28 November. If you are in Seoul, you can march down to the Jamsil Gymnasium, attend launch festivities, and get away with a shiny 3G or 3GS. According to The Korea Times, this event is for pre-order customers only, but have no fear, KT’s iPhone can still be ordered online through KT’s ‘handler’.
Plan pricing is available as follows (after the gap):
KT are subsidising the iPhone which costs: 946,000 won (32GB) and 814,000 won (16 GB) respectively. Plans cannot be annulled and last for 2 years.
|Plan||iLite (ië¼ì´íˆ¬)||iMedium (ië¯¸ë””ì•”)||iPremium (ií‘¸ë¦¬ë¯¸ì•”)|
|Talk||200 minutes||400 minutes||800 minutes|
|Data||500 MB||1 GB||3 GB|
|Plan Price||45 000 won/month||65 000 won/month||95 000 won/month|
|8GB 3G||132 000 won||Included in contract price||Included in contract price|
|16 GB 3GS||264 000 won||132 000 won||Included in contract price|
|32 GB 3GS||369 000 won||264 000 won||132 000 won|
For a good run-down of plan details in English, take a look atÂ iPhone in Korea Blog.
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