Telstra and Apple to bring iPhone 3G to Australia on 11 July
MELBOURNE, Australia—30 June 2008—Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications andinformation services company, and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone3G will be available to Telstra’s over 9 million Australian customers on 11 July. iPhone 3Gcombines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* asthe first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, andiPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs thehundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“Australians are very excited about iPhone 3G and we’re delighted to bring this product tothem on Telstra’s high-speed Next G network,” said David Moffatt, Telstra’s consumer groupmanaging director. “With iPhone 3G on the country’s largest and fastest 3G network, providingcoverage to 99 percent of the population, more Australians will enjoy the iPhone 3G experiencein even more places.”
"We're thrilled to work with Telstra to bring iPhone 3G to Australia’s largest 3G network,"said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. "iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think Telstra’s over 9million mobile customers will love it as much as we do."
iPhone 3G will be available from Telstra on 11 July with a range of specially designed NextG iPhone 3G plans that meet the needs of any customer. The Next G iPhone 3G plans start at $30per month with an upfront cost of $279 for the 8GB model and $399 for the 16GB model.Customers will receive the 8GB iPhone 3G model at no cost with the $80 plan and either the 8GBor the 16GB model at no cost with plans starting at $100 per month. All plans include freeWi-Fi access at Telstra hotspots and require a 24-month contract.
Customers can find further information and register their interest in iPhone 3G by visitinga nearby Telstra Shop, calling 1800iPhone or going to www.telstra.com/iphone.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company with thecountry's largest and fastest 3G network and one of the best known brands in the country. Thecompany offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications marketsthroughout Australia, providing more than 9.6 million Australian fixed line and more than 9.3million mobile services, including 3.3 million 3G services.
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