Netcom details iPhone 3G plans in Norway

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Norway is known for many things: Norse gods, the work of Henrik Ibsen, and a second place spot on the United Nations's Human Development Index (unseated just this past year from the top spot by rival Iceland).

Fortunately, the country still holds onto its top spot in the Global Peace Index. That's right: five out of five dentists agree that Norway is the most peaceful country in Earth. Think about it: ever seen an action movie where someone wants to nuke Norway? Nope. Anyway, given Norway's idyllic status, it's little surprise that they're among the countries receiving the iPhone on July 11th.

And so, hot on the heels of the Finnish iPhone plans come these monthly offerings from neighboring Norway, where the iPhone is being brought to you (assuming you are Norwegian) by Netcom. I don't precisely how to assess these as deals, but I can offer this one piece of assurance: if there was one set of iPhone plans that were most likely to appeal to Marvel superhero Thor, it would probably be these.

The three plans, collectively dubbed "iTalk", offer a variety of packages for prospective iPhone customers. Unfortunately, my attempt at translating the Norwegian page was thwarted by a technical error (I guess it couldn't crack the Norse code), as well as my general lack of Norwegian. So, instead, let me thank reader Michael, who not only brought the plans to my attention, but also translated some key terms for me. Takk!

Netcom iPhone Plans in Norway

Plan Name Minutes per month SMS per month Data (in MB/month) Plan price 8GB iPhone Price 16GB iPhone Price
Small 100 100 100 399,- kr (~$79) 1.390,- kr (~$761) 2.290,- (~$454)
Medium 250 250 250 699,- kr (~$139) 690,- kr (~$137) 1.590,- (~$316)
Large 1000 1000 1000 1.099,- kr (~$218) 1,- kr (~$0.20) 890,- kr (~$134)

All plans require 12 month contract, and charge between 0,39 and 1,34 kr for extra minutes, depending on the network of the party being called. SMS messages over allotment, cost 0,69 kr and there is a charge of 10,- kr per MB over limit.

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