Although there has yet to be any official word, all signs are that the iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order this week in Thailand and will go on sale in the shops from 24th September 2010. Of course, these are just rumours, but the chatter on the Thai forums is becoming more specific with many clues suggesting that the official release is imminent.
The iPhone 4 will be sold in Thailand simultaneously by True Move, DTAC and AIS. In theory it sounds great that we will have more competition this time. When the iPhone 3GS came out last year, only True Move were selling the handset. However, don’t make the mistake in thinking we will be getting a better deal as the prices are expected to be fixed by Apple. All three will sell the iPhone 4 in Thailand at the same price. However, what will vary is the price of the data package.
At the moment, there has been no official news about the prices of the iPhone 4 in Thailand. However, if you take a look on the citibank website, they have just started a promotion where you can get an iPhone 4 for free! They even include a price as you can see above. According to Citibank, the iPhone 4 (16GB) will be sold for 22,000 baht. I doubt this price includes VAT so expect final price to be 23,540 baht. This is about 4,000 baht cheaper than what it is being sold for in the grey market in MBK. From this price, we can speculate that the iPhone 4 (32GB) will be sold for about 27,000 baht (including VAT). This is about 5,000 baht cheaper than the present price at MBK.
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