Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Orange iPhone in France - the prices and the small-print

OK, the prices for iPhones in France on the Orange network have just been published on

The subsidized iPhone is 399 Euros (US Dollars, Swiss Francs, British Pounds).

The subsidy requires a 12 or 24 month commitment to a service, the cheapest being 49 Euros a month (US Dollars, Swiss Francs, British Pounds) that includes 2 hours peak time and 2 hours off-peak time and "unlimited" GPRS.

Except that unlimited, according to the small-print, is actually 500Mo and excludes bluetooth tethering, VOIP, P2P and "Newsgroups". And minutes over the "forfait" cost 0.37 Euros, gulp. Gotta love these telcos!

Note that according to law, Orange will be required to give you unlock codes for free 6 months into your contract.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note that you can unlock the Iphone legaly if you pay 100 EUR to Orange!