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Mobile & Wireless

SK Telecom, KT sell out iPhone 5 in hours

Monday 3 December 2012 | 15:59 CET | News
South Korean mobile operators SK Telecom and KT are facing criticism from customers over their pricing of the iPhone 5, reports JoongAng Daily. Suspicions of collusion emerged on 30 November when SK Telecom released details of the iPhone 5 prices, calling plans and payment options just 40 minutes before it started taking orders on its website. KT followed suit 10 minutes later. Fees for the iPhone 5, including discounts applied with the mandatory subscription period of 24 months, were identical for the two operators, according to the report. Customers can buy a 16GB iPhone 5 for KRW 261,600 if they subscribe to a KRW 62,000 monthly calling plan on the LTE network for two years. The retail price of just the phone is KRW 814,000. When subscribing to the same calling plans, the 32GB iPhone 5 costs KRW 393,600 and the 64GB model KRW 525,600. The 32GB model retails for KRW 946,000 without a contract, and the 62GB version costs KRW 1,070,000. KT said 130,000 people ordered the iPhone 5 by midnight on 30 November. That figure is similar to the first-day numbers for the iPhone 4S, the company said. SK Telecom said it sold all of the 50,000 iPhones it allocated online in just two hours after it began accepting pre-orders.


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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KT / SK Telecom
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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please i need list for iphone 4s & iphone 5 price
fouze mzika @ 24/12/2012 - 03:47


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