€1 T-Mobile iPhone
For the 16GB version of the new iPhone, German consumers will pay just €19.95 ($31) on a monthly tariff of €89 ($138), and €249.95 on the €29 ($45) monthly tariff.
But don’t be fooled by the €1 price tag. A rough comparison of T-Mobile’s €1 iPhone offer on a €89 ($138) monthly tariff with AT&T’s 8GB model price plan in the U.S., where the device will cost $199 and the monthly tariffs will be $30 per month for data and $39.99 per month for voice, shows that German consumers opting for the €1 iPhone will pay a lot more for their iPhone services. Over the course of one year, T-Mobile iPhone customers in Germany will pay $1,657.55 for the device and services, while AT&T customers will pay $1,038.88 for an iPhone and monthly tariff. (See AT&T’s iPhone Pain.)
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung