While in Spain we will have to wait until Thursday to officially know the data plans that we will have to pay to be able to acquire an iPhone 3G, in Mexico the company Telcel has already provided this data .
Specifically, Telcel offers 3 data and calling plans for the phone. The cheapest one includes the iPhone 3G 8 GB for 210 euros and the 16 GB for 288 euros. 200 voice minutes, 100 SMS and 100 MB of data per month for 459 dollars (28 euros).
The second plan costs $599 per month (37 euros), and offers the iPhone 3G 8 GB for 132 euros and the 16 GB for 210 euros. For those prices you get 300 voice minutes, 150 SMS and 150 MB of data per month. In these first two plans, the phone is more expensive than what Steve Jobs promised in his Keynote (he stated that the iPhone 3G would cost a maximum of 199 or 299 US dollars depending on the version).
In the third plan that doesn’t happen, but it’s the most expensive. It offers the iPhone 3G 8 GB for 54 euros and the 16 GB for 132 euros , and you get 400 minutes of voice, 200 SMS and 200 MB of data monthly for 799 dollars (49 euros).
In addition to these three specific plans for the iPhone, Telcel also ensures that the purchase of the iPhone can be combined with the purchase of other existing data plans . Therefore, citizens of Mexico will have to study all these plans carefully.
The plans are relatively cheap as they combine voice and data, but unfortunately, as soon as you exceed the limits imposed by these plans you have to pay an additional fee , which Movistar does not do in Spain and I appreciate it. It should also be noted that in some areas of Mexico the VAT tax is increased from 10% to 15% , so depending on where you buy the phone, it can be more expensive. Thank you very much to all the readers who sent us this news!