Globe Telecom today announced that it will bring iPhone 3G to the Philippines on August 22.
Reading their iPhone plans, an 8GB iPhone 3G would cost 16,000 pesos on a 1,600/month plan, that's still expensive! You only get the iPhone free on Plan4,999 which only executives could afford..
For Prepaid kit it will cost P41,880 for the 8GB, and 48,899 for the 16GB.
It seems that the price is even higher than those unlocked iPhones.
Better yet, just get a simple Nokia phone and grab either an MSI Wind or Asus eeePC. For sure the cost wouldn't rake up to 40k.