Parent warned of IPhone Costs

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    Jul 10, 2008 1:26 PM GMT
    The Apple Iphone is gonna go on sale here tomorrow in Melbourne and already there are news reports warning parents that these things can get real expensive real quick and that it'll be a headache more than a necessity for teens once they realise how expensive everything is on it. I am thinking of getting one myself, but hearing all the hidden costs and how expensive it is just to use the basic features makes me second guess buying it and maybe just settling to upgrade to a lesser known brand but with the same features.

    Thoughts ? Are Iphones really expensive ?
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    Jul 10, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    who the hell buys their kid an iphone!? lol damn, obviously someone with cash to burn=)
  • duglyduckling

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    Jul 11, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    not as expensive as it is here in Canada!

    Rogers iPhone 2nd most costly in the world

    Despite the better prices and service terms temporarily being offered by Rogers Communications Inc. for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G, Canadians will still be paying nearly the highest overall cost for the device in the world.

    Rogers announced its new rates on Wednesday but has not yet published them on its website.

    According to's iPhone iNdex, which compares basic service plans from the 27 carriers in 21 countries that have announced pricing for the device's launch on Friday, Canadians who buy the device before Aug. 31 will be faced with a total minimum cost of $2,176 US over the course of the three-year deal they must sign with Rogers. That is second only to the $2,554 US customers of Vodafone will pay in Italy with their two-year service agreement.