German iPhone Price Drops Under €100

Boosting flagging sales or clearing out stock for a 3G successor?

Traditionally it is the US we Brits tend to look at to feel electronics price envy, but today it is Germany…

Monday 7 April marks the day official Germany iPhone carrier T-Mobile slashes the cost of the Jesus Phone to a startling €99 (under £75). The catch: for this price a customer must sign up to the top level, two year ‘Complete XL’ tariff costing €89 euros per month. Below this a new ‘Complete L’ tariff sees the iPhone sold for €149, while the €49 per month ‘Complete M’ tariff drops the RRP to €199.

Now at this stage it is not clear how T-Mobile will curb the vast number of customers looking to unlock the handset at this heavily reduced price. The network may insist buyers sign their contracts in store rather than through iTunes, as is typical, but if no checks/deposits are in place there is nothing to stop customers from buying the handset for €99 and running either ZiPhone or the Pwnage Tool and getting away with a real bargain.

As for the bigger picture, whether this will lead to reductions for the rest for the UK and Europe or remain a unique offering only time will tell…

In related news ValleyWag is claiming iPhone stocks in both the England and France are disappearing in a similar manner to the pattern seen in the US. A quick check on the Apple UK Store however shows both 8GB and 16GB versions ready to ship immediately (above), which suggests its research wasn’t the most painstaking…

Anyway, a 3G iPhone is being announced in June. Look, we all know it by now!

”’Update:”’ Just to make you drool:

T-Mobile iPhone Germany

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