Telecom major Vodafone Essar on Friday said it will launch Apple iPhone 3GS in the country beginning today, priced at Rs. 29,500 onwards.

iPhone 3GS is the fastest iPhone yet and is equipped with a three megapixel autofocus camera, video recording and hands free voice control features.

The handset also provides access to Apple’s App Store, which has more than 1.5 lakh applications ranging from games to social networking.

“We are delighted to offer iPhone 3GS in India. We are confident our customers will enjoy the revolutionary iPhone and the flexibility of our tailored tariff plans,” Vodafone Essar Chief Marketing Officer Kumar Ramanathan said.

Vodafone Essar will offer three plans - a prepaid plan of Rs. 100 and two post paid plans with Rs. 799 and Rs. 999 as rental respectively.

Under the Rs. 799 plan, the customer would get 249 minutes talk time and 250 MB data usage free, while the 999 plan would offer free talk time of Rs. 299 and data usage of 600 MB without charge.

iPhone 3G is available at Rs. 33,500 (for 8GB version), Rs. 40,500 (for 16GB) and Rs. 47,500 (for 32GB) in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, respectively.

For other regions, the handset would be available for Rs. 29,500 (for 8GB version), Rs. 35,500 (for 16GB) and Rs. 41,500 (for 32GB).

Its competitor, Bharti Airtel, has also announced that it will sell the handset in the country.

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