The Vodafone press release calls this "The best deal on an Apple iPhone 3G". I just wonder if they're trying to clear shelf space for an upcoming model...The deal sounds pretty sweet - the iPhone 3G free upfront on a reasonable $69 cap, which gives you $340 worth of voice calls and 250MB of included data. But it's on a 24 month contract, and that means you're likely to see two hardware refreshes from Apple before you're off contract.
That's not to say that you shouldn't jump on this if you're really keen on grabbing the current gen iPhone - it's just a subtle recommendation that if you can hold off for another 3 months, you'll probably be able to get the even newer version, which may or may bot have 802.11n support and a 3.2MP camera. The choice is yours.
Vodafone dials up best deal on Apple iPhone 3G SYDNEY - April 6, 2009 - Vodafone Australia announced that iPhone 3G will be available for $0* on the $69 iPhone cap with a 24-month contract from today. iPhone 3G combines three products in one - a revolutionary phone, widescreen iPod and breakthrough internet device, to create an incredible mobile experience. With fast 3G networking, GPS mapping and support for enterprise features including Microsoft Exchange, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. The groundbreaking App Store provides access to tens of thousands of applications from games to social networking to financial planning and health management, generating more than 800 million downloads to date. iPhone 3G is now available in 80 countries around the world. Vodafone offers the best price in the market for iPhone 3G. For just $69 per month over 24-months, customers will receive $340 credit per month, which can be applied to voice calls, text messages and standard services, 250MB of mobile data per month and iPhone 3G 8GB handset* free of charge. "Vodafone is thrilled to be offering iPhone 3G for $0 on the $69 iPhone plan, the first time this has ever been offered in Australia", said Edward Goff, General Manager of Consumer Markets at Vodafone Australia. "There has never been a better time to buy an iPhone," added Goff.