What about it? Well, just think about being able to buy a good laptop computer for its price, and that should say it all! While Apple had to comply with a recent ruling of French regulators, those who want to purchase the iPhone 3G without signing any service contract with the local Apple carrier, Orange, will have to pay up to almost $1,300 for their freedom!
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According to MacNN, FNAC is now selling the contract-free iPhone 3G, going as high as â‚¬799 ($1,123), for the 8GB version, while the 16B models are priced at â‚¬899 ($1,263)! The same source also mentioned that, similar options in Belgium are priced at half the French prices - only â‚¬529 and â‚¬619.
As I was saying, instead of the free French iPhone, I would use my freedom of choice and grab some decent notebook. To make things straight, the free French iPhone is nothing more but a rip-off and a kick in the back targeting those consumers who had some hopes of being able to have an iPhone without any strings attached...