Like the Philippines, India will also be among 20 more countries to officially get the iPhone 3G on August 22, 2008. Not surprisingly, the prepaid price in India (via Vodafone) is almost the same as that of Globe Telecom.
According to Cellpassion, Vodafone has confirmed the prepaid price of the 8GB iPhone 3G at Rs31,000 (Php31,912) and the 16GB at Php37,162.
Not sure if the prices are inclusive of taxes. Another Indian telco, Airtel, has yet to announce its pricing plans.
There won’t be any postpaid plans as the local telcos seemed to be unwilling to subsidize the iPhone.
India’s GDP per capita is almost the same as that of the Philippines and the pricing for the iPhone 3G is almost similar to the ones offered by Globe Telecom (after you subtract the 12% VAT, it’s just Php33.5k and Php39k).
So now we know Globe isn’t getting much profits from the prepaid kits and the listed price could be very near the actual price Apple is giving out to its distributors and resellers.