Another country is going to be getting its teeth into the iPhone 4S soon, with the news that Vietnamese carriers will begin offering the newest Apple smartphone as soon as tomorrow, Friday 15th of December.

The move comes as Thanh Nien News confirmed that both VinaPhone and Viettel will be offering the iPhone 4S to its customers starting tomorrow, with both locked and unlocked flavors available.

What is a little less clear is the pricing structure for the handsets, with the unsubsidized prices looking decidedly strange, to say the least.

Customers wishing to take an iPhone 4S 16GB model on a contract with VinaPhone will need to stump up VND15.6 million (US$740), while Viettel will be offering the same handset for VND16.4 million ($780) on contract.

Where things become a little more confusing is when unlocked prices are mentioned. According to the article, buyers wishing to buy unlocked will need to pay an extra VND600,000, which works out to be around $28. It goes without saying that we are a little skeptical about that, but we’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out who is right on this one.

Will you be picking up an iPhone 4S tomorrow, and if you are, will you be holding out hope that the unlocked price is indeed correct?


  • Also coming to Turkey tomorrow.. Just a small detail.. 😛

  • Israel gets the 4S too officially tomorrow

  • Yeahhhh! Apple gives the Viet peeps some attention! YEAHH!

  • jo-macral

    They will also be available here in Thailand later today too. Looks like a welcome treat for most of SEA. I had to make a special trip to Singapore to pick one up when they were first released.. could not wait 😛

    • There was less than 10 iPhone 4s sold in the morning.

    • There was less than 10 iPhone 4s sold in the morning.

    • jo-macral

      @ xuan,

      I don’t follow. Where were there less then 10 sold? I checked the Apple Thailand website, and the 16GB model is already several weeks back ordered, plus local shops and iStudios are already sold out.