Apple iPhone 3G Now Available in the Philippines

Good news to all Filipino iPhone enthusiasts, the much awaited Apple iPhone 3G is now in the country giving another edge in the technological status of the country. The availability of the Apple iPhone 3G was made possible through the partnership of Apple and Globe Telecoms - the official 3G iPhone distributor in the country. The official release of the much awaited gadget was last August 22.

In a recent article published by Apple it says that:

Globe Telecom and Apple® today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to the Philippines later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

A lot of thanks to Globe Telecoms for making the availability of Apple iPhone 3G possible.

Below is the list of some details provided by Globe Telecoms for those subscribers who are interested of the iPhone 3G.

For prepaid iPhone 3G Prices:
• 8GB iPhone 3G – Php 41, 889
• 16GB iPhone 3G – Php 48, 889

Post Paid Prices:
• Php1, 599/month | 8GB = Php16, 800 or 16GB = Php22, 300
• Php2, 199/month | 8GB = Php14, 600 or 16GB = Php20, 000
• Php3, 299/month | 8GB = Php12, 300 or 16GB = Php17, 800
• Php3, 999/month | 8GB = Php5, 600 or 16GB = Php11, 000
• Php4, 999/month | 8GB = Free or 16GB = Php5, 000

- 2-year lock-up applies.
- Rates are inclusive of VAT and Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (CERA).
- Free text allocation applies to local text messages (Globe to Globe and Globe to other networks).
- Free call minutes applies allocation applies to local calls (Globe to Globe, Globe to other networks, Globe to landline and NDD calls).
Globe will be also be offering special post paid plans that will allow consumers to experience the great features of the iPhone 3G. These special plans will come with free local mobile internet hours and free Wi-Fi browsing hours (in areas covered by Globe Wireless Internet Zones).

For those interested in purchasing the iPhone 3G with Globe postpaid and prepaid, you can start making reservations now by calling Globe’s 24-Hour Call-in Service via landline (632)7301000 or 211 via toll-free mobile.

Source: Gadgetgeek