Softbank the Japanese iPhone carrier, has released their price and rate information for the new 3G version. The 8GB iPhone 3G will be 23,040 yen ($215) and the 16GB model will be 34,560 yen ($322). This is a subsidized price.
According to reports the monthly bill for the iPhone should be 7,280 yen ($68) which will include unlimited data. This is less than Softbank’s normal charge for other smartphones that have internet access but according to a company spokeman it is based on the iPhone’s projected sales volume.