Telcel spells out iPhone 3G plans for Mexico

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Well, we’ve heard from our neighbors to the north about their iPhone plans (along with the less than favorable reactions of some of the folks who live there); what of our friends to the south?

Yes, you won't have to wait until spring break to see an iPhone in Mexico. The country is lined up to get their manos (of fate) on the iPhone 3G come Friday, just like the rest of North America.

Telcel, a subsidiary of América Móvil, will be offering the iPhone in México. The company is the largest wireless operator in Mexico, covering 63% of the country and serving around 45 million subscribers. Not too shabby.

We’ve got the lowdown for you on just how much the iPhone 3G will be running you south of the border. Unfortunately, like their cousins up to the north, Mexicans will have to make do with rather restrictive data caps on their service—there is some allusion to an unlimited data plan, but I couldn’t find more information outside of a footnote suggesting its existence.

You know the drill by now: check out Telcel’s website for the iPhone plans, or refer to the snappy grid that I’ve whipped up for you below.

Telcel iPhone Plans in Mexico

Plan Name Minutes per month SMS per month Data (in MB/month) Plan price 8GB iPhone Price no VAT/with VAT 16GB iPhone Price no VAT/with VAT
Plan iPhone I 200 100 100 MX$459 (~US$44) MX$2,973.04/MX$3,419 (~US$288/US$331) MX$4,077.39/MX$4,689 (~US395/US$454)
Plan iPhone II 300 150 150 MX$599 (~$58) MX$1,877.39/MX$2,159 (~US$182/US$209) MX$2,973.04/MX$3,419 (~US$288/US$331)
Plan iPhone III 400 200 200 MX$799 (~$77) MX$773.04/MX$889 (~US$75/US$86) MX$1,877.39/MX$2,159 (~US$182/US$209)

All plans require 24 month contract, and charge MX$1.15 or MX$3.45 for extra minutes. SMS messages over the limit cost MX$0.85 and there is a charge of MX$0.04 per KB over the data limit.

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