Updated: Netcom has launched iConnect, a plan with unlimited bandwidth.
If you think the Canadians got it bad with crappy Roger plans, think again. On Friday, Netcom announced their iPhone plans for Norway. Oh boy… they suck. Netcom offers three plans for the iPhone: Small, Medium, Large with the price ranging from $ 80 to $ 218. Before going berserk over the prices keep in mind Norway has 25% VAT and cell phone companies are only allowed to lock you in for 12 months.
The price level isn’t the biggest problem, it’s what you get for your money. 100MB for $80, what the hell are you thinking Netcom? Even Roger’s plans start at 400 MB. In the UK, O2 is offering all their plans with unlimited data.
|Price||$80 USD||$138 USD||$218 USD||$98 USD|
In an interview with digi.no, Director of Communications, Øyvind Vederhus said:
People forget what 1000 megabyte and 1000 minutes costs
We didn’t forget Øyvind. Netcom was already offering unlimited data for $120. This plan is — surprise, surprise — not available for the iPhone. I guess iPhone megabytes are more expensive than normal megabytes. But wait, there was more bullshit coming out of Øyvind:
When digi.no asked how they came up with the prices and plans, Vederhus said they’ve done solid research.
The plans were made in collaboration with iPhone [sic]. We sought their advice and got numbers showing how iPhone users is different from other users.
Really? You managed — with the help of Apple — to come up with plans starting at 100 MB for a phone that comes with E-mail, a YouTube application, GPS which uses Google Maps, online store for buying music and iPhone applications and a full blown web browser? Nice work, Netcom!