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Saturday, November 15, 2008

iPhone, Totally joke in Egypt

Peace be upon you 

How are you? I am sorry for long time "unposting", I am busy as hell :D.

anyways, Yesterday iPhone had been released in Egypt, it is nice but it is very bad when you know some details.

in Apple web site you will find this 2 nice logos for our "beloved" Mobile network operators

as far as I remember that Steve Jobs said that the iPhone will not Exceed the 200$, which is more than nice.

Here is the shock coming, when you check the websites for the operators you will see that you will have to pay 
3850 for the 8 G, which means 692 USD, :D
4450 for the 16 G, which means 800 USD :D:D:D:D:D

check the below snaps from the web sites
Vodafone "OFFER"

Mobinil Offer

The nice thing is after you pay all that money, you can't use that phone out side the network, which means, it only works on single SIM (MobiJoke, VodaFool) 

Mmmmm, so I don't like to be A Joke (MobiJoke) nether Fool (VodaFool) nether iDiot (Being iPhone user)
because it is not fair, simply you can get this device with same amount work any where in the world, 
please check the "Apple Hong Kong" store and see it
also here is snap from the Site

Mmm, Vodafone called me, Let us see the tons of jokes they told me.
I will tell you the bottom lines to save your time, it was 9 minutes call

"Me, The phone is too much, I have friend get it with same amount and works with any network"
this one is real, I know some one who get it from Italy and guess what it works here, guess what too, he can get to store and download "WHATEVER"
"Vodafone Guy, Hahaha, this is can't be, the government will track him and take it from him"
"Me, Why, Because of the GPS, don't u know that kids in Egypt can get n95, which has GPS"
"VF G, yes, but"
"Me, iPhone GPS has been dimmed by software methods, which means, if it cracked, it will WORK"
"VF G, but the phone can't work here in Egypt too, it will only work for the region that it sold within"
"Me, I SAW IT WORKING IN EGYPT, and the guy gets the 16 G white phone, with 4300 LE"

anyways, here is what I mean, this people are kidding, I don't know why I am thinking about reconsidering everything related to Apple.

I am sure that Apple knows, everything going on and they agree with it, 

I hope that Egyptian guys, DO NOT BUY this crap, until it gets to as promised, this always happen, Greedy resellers with greedy government 

even if it gets to the promised price I will not get it, I prefer Nokia, they have much experience in what mobile needs, not with device without "Copy and Paste"

anyways, I hope that you miss me as I miss you :)

Thanks for your time.

Ahmed Essam

P.S: Sorry for the linguistic mistakes, :)


Anonymous said...

Elslamo alikmo
Thanks for the post, when it come to Egypt, this is always happen, showing-off, iPhone is normal touch-screen device for me, similar to other devices, but the people are making good game with the 'branding', but for your information, it is close to it's original price even if you will get it from the U.S, forget about the 200$ lies !, you get the phone on 240$ from the store and you pay 180$ for one month of the service and activation , more 200$ for the canceling the 2 years contract! and more 50$ to unlock the phone, this is about 3410 EGP at minimum, and this is @ the U.S, not Egypt, so, I guess it's okay, it's all adv. Lies, the 200$ lie is to get a lot of people around it, and they succeed .


Ahmed Essam said...

The point is, it is useless to get it locked for network.

I have friend get it with amount from Italy.

There is something else about it, if you got the iPhone from AT&T there is very decent package
75$, u will get
450 Minutes in anytime or 5000 minutes in night and weekends + 200 SMS

It is like buy phone and get with Its price "Services".

iPhone is the most expensive phone ever been, almost it costs about 750 $ to have it free of package.

but the good things that out side Egypt they offer ways to have what ever in way u will not feel that buy something, which is DEAL.

anyways, I think it will fall a part in Egypt in matter of month or two.

anyways, thanks for your reply Mohamed , I really have been honored by this reply :)

Thanks for your time.

Anonymous said...

so the 200$ is not true any where in the world?

Ahmed Essam said...

Peace be upon you

Regarding to your question, I don't know how much iPhone cost out side Egypt, but as far as I know in USA it is 200$ for 8GB, in Italy it is sold with 160 Euro

the nice thing is, in India they provide anther way to have the iPhone with installement, which makes it more avilable, I don't think that it will be spreaded as they expect, in Egypt the Aveage for phone budget for intermediate people is 3000 LE, so it will be dedicated to people who can pay such amount, which is not little, I think after while it will get cheaper or they will try to find some way to sell it.