This afternoon the mobile carrier Smartone-Vodafone has announced the price and tariff plans for the HTC Hero. The top of the line plan is identical to the tariff planSmartone-Vodafone is offering iPhone users in Hong Kong, which they called "The Ultimate iPhone Experience". The main difference being for the iPhone tariff plan, Smartone-Vodafone is not selling the iPhone 3GS themselves. Customers just have to bring in a proof of purchase from a Hong Kong Apple Authorized Reseller or Apple HK that is dated within 3 months.
The plan requires a 24 months contract with the carrier, plus a minimum subscription of HKD36.00 VAS per month. Giving the unlimited data plan a total monthly cost of HKD446.00 after taken into account the mandatory HKD12.00/month Administration fee. Like most typical mobile phone launch in Hong Kong, the HTC Hero is not exclusive to Smartone-Vodafone in Hong Kong, but will also be sold by the local mobile carrier, PCCW.