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iPhone 3GS Upgrade Plan for Hong Kong Announced


iPhone 3GS Contract Rates (image from 3HK)

iPhone 3GS Contract Rates (image from 3HK)

For existing iPhone 3G users with 3HK, the so-called upgrade plan calls for HK$3,580 (US$459) prepayment for the 16GB version and HK$1,100 rebate over 12 months period.  On top of that, the current contract has to be extended for a further 12 months.  Net payment minus rebate = HK$2,480 (US$318).

As for the 32GB version, the prepayment is HK$4,360 (US$559), other remains the same. net price = HK$3,260 (US$418).

The iPhone 3GS will be available at major 3HK retail stores tomorrow.

Major ouch there.

Source – 3HK

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July 9, 2009 - Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone | , , ,

10 Comments »

  1. Is it possible to buy outright from 3Shop? if so, how much? any update on street prices? tnx.

    Comment by jono | July 9, 2009 | Reply

    • They will be available from 3HK’s retail shops tomorrow.

      Comment by hongkongphooey | July 9, 2009 | Reply

      • Is there a price? I can’t find it on their website. planning to get the 16GB (I’m not in HK though).

        Comment by jono | July 9, 2009

      • Don’t think 3HK will be selling one without contract for the time being. You can try the import ones, though a bit hefty.

        Comment by hongkongphooey | July 9, 2009

  2. I think the upgrade price may vary according to which monthly service plan you’re on? I’m not on the top plan – I’m on one of the middle plans, and I was quoted a slightly higher price for the upgrade. But I’m insane, have to have it anyway.

    Comment by Spike | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yes, confirmed, upgrade price varies according to which monthly service plan you’re on. The $4,360 is for people on the $498 per month plan.

    Comment by Spike | July 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Major rip-off there from 3HK. Good luck with your upgrade Spike.

      Comment by hongkongphooey | July 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. you can buy the iphone on the apple store now.

    Three HK are still underhand hidden monthly charges of $12 tunnel fee and minimum $28 ‘value added service’ extra you have to pay ontop of the monthly subscription. how is value added service ‘value’ if it’s unwanted.

    UPGRADE
    you can change from 2g to 3g, though i’m out of contract so i can quit my contract anytime. they offered a total ownership HK$7396 including 32gb for 12month contract on the basic 138 (works out at HK$178 per month.)

    Comment by michael | July 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. Apple selling contract free 3GS for 5400 and 6500 I think (or somewhere thereabouts).

    Speaking of 3 ripoffs… my wife discovered that they had added “extra services” to her account – two video watching packages. Her phone doesn’t even play video. They refuse to refund it, as she “should have checked her bills”, despite her never actually asking for the services or agreeing to them. She is going to go postal on them in person this week (CS people eventually said they’d refund two months’ of charges, but she wanted every month she had been charged to be refunded).

    Moral of the story – check your monthly bill if you’re with 3. They may have added extra services in order to “enhance your experience”

    Comment by Walnut | July 13, 2009 | Reply

  6. Just love the new 32gb iPhone. Ultimate gadget for me. Nice post.

    Comment by iphone fan | September 1, 2009 | Reply


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