When Globe Telecom came out and announced the pricing plans for the iPhone 3G, a lot of people cried foul and declared it too expensive. Some even claims Globe is exploiting the iPhone 3G popularity for charging exorbitant fees on the exclusive iPhone. So I did some digging on Globe’s existing price plans and found out that the Nokia E90 is even more expensive!
The iPhone 3GB 8GB is cheaper than the top business phone of Nokia (E90). You get the iPhone 3G 8GB for free on GPlan 5000 but you have to pay additional Php9,100 for the Nokia E90.
In a way, if you line up the iPhone 3G and the Nokia E90 feature by feature and compare that to the prices offered by Globe (whether prepaid or postpaid), would-be buyers will get a better deal with the iPhone 3G.
Note: The Globe prepaid kit for the Nokia E90 isn’t exact. The price indicated is the SRP when the E90 was released last July. But based on the pricing plans for GFlex/GPlans, the E90 is somewhere in between the 8GB and 16GB models of the iPhone 3G.