Price of 3G Phones in India


Price of 3G Phones in India

Now that government has announced 3G Policy,handset manufacturers are gearing up to launch 3G compatible phones at affordable price.

  • Huawei Technologies is planning sell 3G entry-level phone within $80 to $100.
  • LG’s KU250 3G phone is priced at $100.
  • Motorola has about 3 3G models ranging from Rs 14,000 to Rs 19,000 (i.e. $350.-$475)

Will operator hold the gun?

Probably not. A start-up package could cost around Rs 299, which is roughly what consumers pay for a fixed broadband service. Unlimited downloading may require subscribers to pay Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 a month [via]

If you look at the current handset market, close to 50% is ULCH, while 15% are high-end phones (3G enabled) – essentially, the 15% subscriber based will serve as the initial adopters of the service and as VAS players/content players get into more action (i.e. more compelling content/distribution), the service can witness mass adoption.

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iPhone price in India

A lot of this is function of revenue sharing between operators and VAS players – a number which is highly skewed towards the operators for now (70:30).

One thing is for sure, selling iPhone will not be a cakewalk for Apple/operators as Indian market is very different and a hyped-up (i)phone does not meet all the basic needs.

What’s your opinion?

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