Updated: iPhone 3GS Available Today in Egypt Via Vodafone and Mobinil With a Price War? When it Will Be in the Rest of the Arab World?

28 Aug, 2009

Update 2: Vodafone and other contacts from Egypt confirmed the avalibilty of iPhone 3GS on Vodefone and Mobilnil stores.

The new iPhone 3Gs that was announced during The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June, has great upgraded features to Apple’s former iPhone 3G, such as faster speed, Video with 3 Megapixel Camera, cute, copy and paste and compass. This cutting edge Mobile phone seems coming to Egypt today (Egypt Time) via two mobile operators Mobinil and Vodafone as both have added the iPhone 3Gs section to their websites here and here.

While trying to get the prices from both companies’s website, Mobinil changed upwards its prices within the day:

Update1: 1 Egyptian Pound (EGP) = 0.18 US Dollars (USD.)

  • iPhone 3G 8GB from EGP 3,300 (542.53 USD) to EGP 3,800 (687.20. USD)
  • iPhone 3GS 16GB from EGP 4,000 to EGP 4,150 OR OR iPhone 3GS 16GBS: EGP 4,640??
  • iPhone 3GS 32GB from EGP 4,700 to EGP 5,130.

mobinil-3gs-before2

mobinil 3Gs website After

While Vodafone prices seem to be according to what looks like its official Facebook Egypt’s fanpage to:

  • iPhone 3G 8GB 3910 EGP.
  • iPhone 3G 16GB 4649 EGP.
  • iPhone 32G 8GB 5130EGP.

vodafone 3GS facebook fanpage

I do not know what made Mobinil change its prices, if you do let us know.

vodefone Egypt website

As for other Arab countries that has iPhone 3G with no “S” such as Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), there is still no confirmed information when they will be available, rumors say after Ramadan (Ramadan ends next month.)

iPhone 3Gs has been available in many countries outside USA since last June but its debut to the Arab world is late. When will Apple consider its customers in the Arab world as human beings and treat them as equals to others in the world?

( Thanks for @nardgo and his brother @moodeey)

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  1. none  |  August 28th, 2009 at 7:50 AM #

    Does anyone know if there are problems with locks, features suppressed, etc.?

  2. none  |  August 28th, 2009 at 7:50 AM #

    Does anyone know if there are problems with locks, features suppressed, etc.?

  3. BKman  |  August 28th, 2009 at 7:57 AM #

    Pleeease tell us – is it locked to operator (like AT&T lock in U.S.)?
    Can anybody (let say tourist) buy iPhone 3GS in Egypt and bring it back to home to work with local carrier without unlocking like any italian iPhone now?

  4. BKman  |  August 28th, 2009 at 7:57 AM #

    Pleeease tell us – is it locked to operator (like AT&T lock in U.S.)?
    Can anybody (let say tourist) buy iPhone 3GS in Egypt and bring it back to home to work with local carrier without unlocking like any italian iPhone now?

  5. Tareq Kayyali  |  August 28th, 2009 at 9:49 AM #

    In Saudi Arabia Mobily has one offer that you get iPhone 3G without any package or promotion and u can use it with any operator officially

  6. Hesham  |  August 30th, 2009 at 11:29 AM #

    I think all the iPhones are locked!
    I never heard about un-locked iPhone in Egypt tourist can buy it but it will not work at any other place with out been un-locked!

  7. Benna  |  August 31st, 2009 at 6:36 PM #

    Is the Egyptian iPhone Unlocked?

  8. iPhone 3GS now available in Egypt : Shufflegazine - Apple Lifestyle Magazine  |  September 1st, 2009 at 3:19 PM #

    [...] apparently the first country in the Middle East to officially get the new iPhone 3GS. According to ArabCrunch both Mobinil and Vodafone have added iPhone 3GS to their web sites. Mobinil lists the prices [...]

  9. Aly Shehata  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 3:18 PM #

    hi all im egyptian living in KSA and i was going to buy it from Egypt here but i found out it was locked to vodafone or mobinil :s

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  11. Etisalat to Launch iPhone 3GS Before the End of the Month IN UAE, Plans its Own Branded Phones.  |  October 11th, 2009 at 4:32 PM #

    [...] this announcement UAE will be the second country in the Arab world to get iPhone 3GS after Egypt [...]

  12. Mohamed  |  November 7th, 2009 at 7:18 PM #

    dos any body her know how to unlock iphone 3gs for mobinil network
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    hii Guys,,, plz if someone know Replay me ( can i get iphone #Gs Frm usa and unlock it here n Egypt or i must a special brand?) and i have a fiend got one from usa and update it’s software and unloked it but he dosn’t know what brand?

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