iPhone 3GS Price in India [Heart breaker]

In Mobility & Consumer Tech by NextBigWhat58 Comments

iPhone 3G is is being launched in India by Airtel on March 26th and Vodafone too is expected to launch the phone later. has announced that it will also sell iPhone 3GS in India.

iPhone 3GS Price in India

  • 16 GB model will cost Rs 35,500
  • 32GB model will cost Rs 41,500.

Meanwhile, the price of iPhone 3G phone has been reduced by Rs. 1,500 to Rs 29,500.

So while the US model costs $299, it is sad that India prices are vulgarly so high [Apple hasn’t yet got the pulse of Indian market].

To minimize the ‘damage’, Airtel has come up with a sweet data plan for iPhone 3GS users and is offering 500MB of data download/month for the first year free (Charges after free usage are Re. 0.30 / 50 KB).

While 3G will take another 7-8 months, do you think this is a worthwhile investment?

Comments

  1. ujjwal kumar

    almost 1 year after its launch in US/Canada, they are launching it in India. I speculate that iPhone’s next installment will arrive in June last week, this year (they have been following this trend for last 3 years). I plan to buy it in Canada.

    My question is, is it possible to use iPhone (with no contract) bought in Canada to be used with Airtel/Vodafone here in India, without voiding the warranty? Also comments on speculations for the next iPhone will be well appreciated.

    1. Vimal Jain

      Not Possible.

      My IPHONE 3GS Unlocked brought from US with warranty but no warranty for the same is available in india.

    2. ALLWYN

      Dear Friend, U can use any unlocked Iphone in India, with any Service provider, No matter in which part of the world U buy it.
      I brought My Iphone from Singapore. I`m Using, No Problems….

      1. Ama

        How much did you got that for? Planning to buy 3GS. the unlockd version. What is the current price? I want it without contract.

        1. vijay

          hi..AMA… AM VIJAY… NEXT WEAK I LL GO TO SINGAPORE.. I LIK TO BUY I PHONE FROM THERE…. JUST 3G MODEL ONLY… HOW CAN I KNOW THE PRICE OF THAT MODEN IN SINGAPORE …IS THERE 8GB IS AVAILABLE OR NOT.. IF IS THERE, I NEED TO KNOW THE PRICE OF 8GB AND 16GB… 3G MODEL ONLY… PLZ REPLY ME… INFORM ME TO THIS MAIL… aussiesvijay@yahoo.in

      2. vijay

        hi..ALLWYN… AM VIJAY… NEXT WEAK I LL GO TO SINGAPORE.. I LIK TO BUY I PHONE FROM THERE…. JUST 3G MODEL ONLY… HOW CAN I KNOW THE PRICE OF THAT MODEN IN SINGAPORE …IS THERE 8GB IS AVAILABLE OR NOT.. IF IS THERE, I NEED TO KNOW THE PRICE OF 8GB AND 16GB… 3G MODEL ONLY… PLZ REPLY ME… INFORM ME TO THIS MAIL… aussiesvijay@yahoo.in

      3. Vineet

        Dear friend, can you tell me for how much did you buy your iPhone from Singapore market? which iPhone is it?

      4. SHAN

        Hi Allwyn, even i have planned to buy IPHONE 3GS – 8GB from singapore. My only concern is, can i subscribe to the data plans with vodafone even if i dont buy the handset from them? Because, without that, v cant browse, then it would become an Ipod with just calling facility. :)

        Can u confirm me on this?

      5. Arun

        Hi Allwyn,

        I’ve couple of questions

        1) If I buy Iphone 4 from Singapore (apple unlocked – 900$)can I use it in India (with any service provider micro sim?)

        2) if yes will 3G work in this phone in India.

        Please do reply.

        Many thanks

        Arun V

      6. manvendra

        sir planning to buy 3gs i phone from cannada.so i am d it work in india?what is the procedure to unlock it n woul

      7. kishan

        Is is possible to use locked iphone in india. whereas the phone is from UK or US.
        will it work here after unlocking?
        please provide some gyan on this…thanks in advance.

  2. Abhishek

    It Break ur Heart to see PLUGGD.in publishing sumthing without thorough research. The Apple iphone 3GS is Much COSTLIER than $299 as published here. The $299 price is exclusive of MANDATORY 2 YEARS contract with AT&T thus bringing the TAKE HOME PRICE TO a whooping $2000(Rs 1,00,000)approx.For details — http://gizmodo.com/5015540/iphone-3gs-true-price-compared ….. so at 35-40K its dirt cheap in india.

    1. amit

      you got it wrong dude.
      35K/41K is just the device cost, and its tied to airtel.

      it is heart breaking! – that too when its a 3Gphone w/o 3G

  3. Devesh Sharma

    I think lauching iPhone is good, but lack of 3G apart from BSNL means having the S makes no difference… infact the the normal iphone 3g may eb better value due to price drop

    Just a practical problem, but no one here has iPhone charging cable, which means you can get stuck easily.

    Unlike a Nokia charge which is available even at the local “sabji walla”

  4. irfan

    iphone may, bluetooth,video capture aur konse bhi menu se previous ko nahi aasakte, direct homescreen dikhata. Volume hadh se zyada low hai. Koi phone kare toh pata hi na chale. Ipod ka shaukheen hi lega iphone. I tunes ka dum bhi bahot hai. Akalmand, koi bhi phone le par iphond hargiz na le!!!!!

  5. s

    who can take this dabba handset while n97 will available for 22k.
    please take ur phone back mr.apple

  6. K.S.Udayashanker

    Why should you go for iPhone – when all the features are available
    in nokia models

    1. suri

      the i_phone has a special touch facility so that the phone would be easy to operate for the user…

  7. Jaspal

    The advice is to use the iPhone and then form the opinion… Others users only have idea about the features other phones offer.. Without knowing about the iPhone features, you can’t compare the two.. iPhone, being a device which can make calls, is just a feature of iPhone.. It’s the most loaded device one can have.. It’s like carrying a laptop in your pocket.. I’m even typing this on my iPhone :-)

  8. Amit Chitkara

    I think in India people don’t realize the potential of iPhone, yet. Here in Singapore every other person is using iPhone. In fact Singapore has the highest iPhone density in the world. You can practically use your iPhone for almost everything..reading news, watch tv, play games, surf internet, internet banking, GPS navigation…and so on. The 1.5 hundred thousand Apps available for iPhone make is stand out of competition and that’s the real power of the iPhone.

    Some people who have not seen how these things work on an iPhone may comment that even their old GSM phone can do this…what I can tell you here is guys..forget the standard GSM phones..even the smartphones (windows mobile..etc) are practically not so easy and useful for these activities. But on an iPhone you can do all of this with ease and fun!!

    There is no direct comparison between an iPhone and any of the current Nokia models (as some users have mentioned).

    I have been using 3GS since it’s launch in Sep 2009 and is anxiously waiting for the 4G expected around June/July 2010.

  9. RISHAB

    this is too much the iphone iam going to take is the third iphone because my first iphone was lost and the second one got shock when i kept for charging and the cost of an iphone in singapore is half than the india price

    1. kiran

      hi Rishab, I am visiting singapore next month and I’m planning to buy an iphone there. you said that the cost of an iphone in singapore is half than the india price. what is the current price of an iphone 3gs in singapore in SGD.

    2. ankishgoyal

      hey dude..i want an iphone3gs 16gb frm singapore…can u plzhelp me out wid d price????n mode of transport to india…

  10. abc

    Hi friends,

    I am planning to get a Iphone from US. I have few queries. Can anyone clear them :

    1) Can I get a Iphone 3GS from Us and get it unlocked in India?

    2) Or is it that we get an unlocked version only from US directly. Iphone 3GS

    3) Is it that only Iphone 3G is available and not Iphone 3GS ?

    1. Deepu

      hi
      I hope you will be aware that Iphone4 is released now. you can get am iphone in USA for $299 16 gb- what you should be aware of is it come with a 2 year contract in which you have to pay $55 every month for 2 yrs. if you break the contract AT&T is now charging $399. so the cost of iphone will be a lot more that what you get in india. I am writing to you from UK where the iphone 4 is released . i have preorderd an iphone4 for £499 pounds which is sim unlock and you can use anywhere in the world. so the cost of Iphone is around 36000 for 16gb which is kind of the price that they sell in india.
      I can give you more information if you want to mail me on letmeknow9@yahoo.co.uk

  11. Sanjay

    Hoooooooo Buddies,
    hang on iPhone is iPhone. Donor compare it with local nokia please
    I am using iPhone 3 gs from almost 1 year now no mobile has reached
    upto this level. Till now so don’t compare iPhone.

    I often used to change my mobiles but when I bought my I phone
    I didn’t feel like touching them I know there are few problems with
    iPhones in India but ultimately iPhone is the best.
    And one more thing is that don’t buy an Iphone with 3.1.3 version
    any lower version like 3.1.2 ….. It is better

    1. DJ Hacib

      yeah bud i agree with you… IPHONE is IPHONE….i am now going for Iphone 4 !!!!!

    2. tanya

      wht all problems r there in the iphone in india….??? m planing to buy i phone from hong kong…

  12. Arun

    iPhone 4 released

    $199 for 16GB + 2yr contract

    $299 for 32GB + 2yr contract

  13. DB

    Ok, so all the people saying Iphone is better than all the Nokia models, i wish to ask, are you all Apple employees? Because a Nokia N97 mini costs Rs 19000(even less) whereas the latest I phone will cost around Rs. 37000 that is almost double the price of MINI. SO are the features so good that you have to Approx. 70% per capita income of India on a phone.

  14. jack

    just bought an iPhone 3G for my friend as a birthday present. she is very happy about her new iPhone..

  15. Gunit

    Will airtel sell the iPhone 4 with a contract as it requires a micro sim card in it

  16. Sunny

    Hey, i am planning to buy iphone 3GS.One of my cousin is in Singapore right now. Could anyone please is it better to buy iphone from Singapore or India in terms of prices?

    My location is India.

  17. Ally

    An iphone actually is one of the the best phones ever. There are atleast a million applications which are so useful everyday. People can text each other unlimted, send pics, use email, and do anything on it that we do on a computer. If ur friends have iphones then u can even talk with them unlimited using just applications so u are not spending any money on a call what so ever. Even video calls and u dont even need to have 3g in ur state for tht! Its all done for free through applications. But u do need Wi-fi or internet. Nokia phones dont exactly have that. Seriously! My dad has a new touchscreen nokia and he paid around 20K for it and it doesnt even do half of what my iphone does.

  18. nitin

    hey freind can anyone help me
    i have iphone 3gs 4.0 operating system

    and i am not able to unlocked my phone can anyone provide right guidlines
    in this case

    thanks in advance

  19. mrs tabraiz

    any one plz help me i dnt know anything abt iphone plz could u help me out which model of iphone is best and how much it cost and can i use it anywhr in world . plz mail me ill be thankful

  20. Shubham

    I am having iPhone 3GS(Unlock)for sale. Brand new.
    Expected Price 33,000 Rs. Anyone interested call me on 9545451212.

  21. Abhinav Jain

    Is it safe to unlock iPhone in INDIA??
    If it is so….
    then please tell me from where can i get my iPhone unlocked in DELHI???

  22. anil

    hi friends who are interested in taking i phone 3gs 32 gb can contact me on 9966997847 this phone has not been used it is brand new i challenge u cant get deal like this no negotiations plz….
    price of i phone 3gs 32gb is 22000/-

  23. Deepak Jagtap

    I am planning to buy Iphone 3gs(8gb – Black), please let me know the exact indian price for the same and from where i get the same in mumbai

  24. Deepak Jagtap

    I am planning to buy Iphone 3gs(8gb – Black), please let me know the exact indian price of the same and from where i get the same in mumbai. My email id is: djj_sonu@yahoo.co.in

  25. Naveen

    Dear Frnds,

    I need a seconds i phone 3GS model in good condition can anybody suggest i am in bangalore

  26. SubhasishGhosh

    Hi guys, I recently bought my first iphone, 3GS in Bangalore; 2nd week of November 2010. Am absolutely thrilled with it. Having a vodafone postpaid connection, and the folks at vodafone store and iStore were extremely courteous in setting up the phone, syncing it and activating it for the initial setup. I have been a MacbookPro laptop user since a long time, and absolutely loved the set. Cost: INR 42,000 for the set, and rest 2K for plan, SMS package + postpaid SIM etc. Overall, excellent.

    Thanks
    SG

  27. shailesh

    Bro, can the unlocking be done from my place or it has to be done at the place wer it is bought??

  28. siddharth

    i am planning of buying an iphone at usa by the help of my cousin. if incase if u buy the phone there 2day and brought it to india tomorrow itself , then after an period of month will they charge the money automatically withhout our permission?

  29. sukhi

    i want to know how we can erase images in iphone beacause there is no option of erase

  30. abbas

    hello,guys iam using iphone3gs in tamilnadu(trichy), which is bought from abudhabi(UAE),i planned to sell my iphone………if anyone interested rply me…..

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