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 (i라이투)||iMedium (i미디암)||iPremium (i푸리미암)|
|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 at iPhone in Korea Blog.
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