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Jeff Campbell
06-14-2010, 01:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://9to5mac.com/expense_iphone_4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+(9+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence)' target='_blank'>http://9to5mac.com/expense_iphone_4...e+Intelligence)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Softbank has revealed Japanese prices for the iPhone 4. Prices are unsubsidized -- but the carrier has introduced different data deals designed to ease the pain (a little)."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1276513724.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>If you are in Japan and plan on pre-ordering an iPhone 4 on June 15th, you should know they will only have black available, you have to provide ID and the prices will be 57,600 yen ($699.00 USD) for the 32GB version and 46.080 yen ($500.00 USD) for the 16GB version. I'm thinking this isn't out of line with other countries pricing or is it? The bonus here is that SoftBank is offering an unlimited plan for 4,410 yen ($48.00 USD) per month, but they give you a subsidy of 1,920 yen ($20.00 USD) per month, bringing your true monthly cost to 2,490 yen ($28.00 USD). Pay a little more for the iPhone 4 and save quite a bit on the monthly charge for unlimited. You can find out more about this plan and the other ones they offer at the <a href="http://mobileinjapan.com/2010/06/14/get-in-line-iphone-4-pre-orders-start-in-japan/" target="_blank">MobileInJapan website</a>.&nbsp;</p>