Page 3 - Vodafone iPhone 3G plans in detail
UPDATED | Want to buy an iPhone 3G? We've gone through all the plans from all the telcos to find the best of the best.
Vodafone finally came good just under the 24 hours before the launch of the iPhone 3G. But how do their plans stack up?
First off, there's been no pre-paid plan announced, and if you're looking for a shorter 12 month contract you're also out of luck. There are also no plans less than $69 a month, which will make many people think twice about even considering Vodafone.
Vodafone's entry level plan starts at $69 for which you'll get $310 worth of call credits which works out to about 115 three minute calls. While that sounds like a lot, Optus give you $350 worth of credit for $59 per month which buys you around 127 three minute calls. In terms of data Optus gives you 500MB on the $59 plan while Vodafone only gives you 250MB.
If Vodafone had some coverage advantage, perhaps it would be worth considering, but Optus' network is as good as, or better, than Vodafone's.
In terms of buying the actual phone, you'll spend a total of $48 over two years buying the 8GB iPhone from Optus, while Vodafone charge you $189 for the same phone, so Voda is loading up the initial buy price as well.
For more details click see our spreadsheet below which shows all the plans and allows you to see what various length calls would cost on each plan.