Last week, IwasthiscloseatgettinganiPhone… yes, this close.
I didn’t think about getting just the phone; seems cheaper to get it with a contract (first glance la). So, I checked out the stores (Orange and T-Mobile) to find out what sort of contracts are available. First set-back was that the contract is for minimum 2 years, and my residential permit is only valid for 1 1/2 years… CIS… Secondly, looking closely at the contract (and then converting to RM), my jaw nearly dropped.
Example of 1 contract from Orange:
2 years contract : €55/month x 24months = €1,320 (for contract nia ok)
One time payment for phone : €45 (must take with contract)
Total payment : €1,365
€1,365 doesn’t seem so much at first glance. I mean, come on, logically speaking, if you save €100 per month for 13 months, this absolutely DELICIOUS baby is yours (yes, I’m dreaming of the phone now). But wah siang, take €1,365 x 4.5 = RM6,142.50, that money can be used as downpayment for a car leh!
So my question is, can anyone tell me what’s the price of the iPhone without contract? I’m definitely sure that the price in Asia is much more cheaper compared to what we’re paying for in Europe.