For all the people around the world, who desperately wanna get that new gadget called iPhone 3G, this is good news. Swisscom – (attention pleonasm) the swiss carrier – announced to offer the iPhone 3G with a prepaid contract. Using a prepaid tariff, prices for the iPhone 3G will vary from 519 CHF (=510 US$, =325€) for the 8GB version to 619 CHF (=610US$, =385€) for the 16GB version.
Anyway it has been confirmed that Swisscom’s iPhone will definitely be SIM-locked to the Swisscom network. Since nobody actually knows how to circumvent the new bootloader (only a few people just got their hands on a new iPhone) – we recommend not to buy an iPhone 3G early after release.