Telstra picks up the iPhone 3G What's New?Telstra picks up the iPhone 3G
02 July 2008
Reported by David Hall
We all knew it was going to happen eventually, but Telstra and Apple have finally struck a deal and the telco has confirmed it will be supplying the new iPhone 3G to consumers come July 11th.
The new iPhone supports the WCDMA 850MHz network, which Telstra's flagship Next G network operates on. Vodafone and Optus, the other two providers selling the iPhone 3G, operate a 2100MHz network.
Telstra have created special iPhone 3G plans to accompany the device, making it the first company to announce pricing for the device.
The plans start at $30 per month with an upfront cost of $279 for the 8GB iPhone 3G model, or $399 for the 16GB model. For those who don't want to pay upfront they can join an $80 per month plan for the 8GB model or $100 per month for the 8GB and the 16GB model. All plans include access to Telstra's WiFi network in Telstra hotspots and require you to sign a 24-month contract.