Unlike BlackBerry, Vodafone offers no "unlimited data" plan for iPhone users. That means if you exhaust your monthly data usage limit, be prepared to shell out an extra Rs 5 per MB of data exchanged.
The monthly rent for iPhone will range from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 depending on your Internet requirements. The lower plan will provide you with 50 MB of free data usage while the upper 1000 plan provides 600 MB of data usage.
The above plans are for customers with a postpaid connection.
If you want to go for a prepaid iPhone connection, there’s a iPhone data card available for a monthly rent of Rs 100 but without any free data usage.
The SMS and local / STD call charges on iPhone will more or less be the same as existing tariffs offered by Vodafone.
Let’s do some maths. If you are heavy web user, the overall cost would work something like this – Rs 36000 (for handset) + Rs 12000 (yearly rent) + Call Charges + Extra data charges + Taxes.
Contrast that with a BlackBerry Curve from Airtel – Rs 23000 (for headset) + Rs 6000 (yearly rent with unlimited data) + Call Charges + Taxes.