iPhone Service Plan Rates Revealed By AT&T
Jun 26, 2007, 9:10 AM by (staff)
AT&T will be offering three basic plans for the iPhone. Each plan includes visual voicemail, 200 SMS text messages, roll-over minutes, unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, and unlimited data. The plans cost $60, $80, and $100 for 450 minutes, 900 minutes, and 1,350 minutes of calling time, respectively. The $60 plan includes 5,000 night and weekend minutes, the $80 and $100 plans include unlimited night and weekend minutes. Update: There are also three additional super-user plans that range from 2,000, to 4,000, and 6,000 minutes, for $120, $170, and $220, respectively. Lastly, there are also family plans available, which start at $80 for 700 shared minutes, $100 for 1,400 shares minutes, and $120 for 2,100 shares minutes. All six plans (plus the family share plans) are limited to 200 SMS messages. Users looking for larger buckets of messages will need to purchase the additional messages separately as they do with standard AT&T plans. AT&T and Apple have also announced that users will be able to activate their own iPhones via syncing to iTunes. An iTunes account, tied to a credit card, is required. The software will guide users through the process.
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man, you have to pay more in order to run the features... f-ing BS!!!
I am assuming yes.
Can Someone who works for ATT please explain?
Minimum new 2-year wireless service plan and activation fee required to activate iPhone features, including iPod; plans are subject to AT&T credit approval.
What does this mean? As an exisiting customer I will have to pay an additional activation fee when buying the iPhone?
That price being $36.00 per line / per iPhone?
Is the pricing on the device so cheap because you only offer an EDGE network, instead of a faster HSDPA/HSUPA connection?
Now I see why Verizon told Steve Jobs to shove it.
Verizon told Steve Jobs no becaus...
This is AMAZING
I think ATT nailed it with these plans!!! I'm just shocked that they made it affordable, way to go ATT!!!!! This will bring in the masses with these great packages!!!
With Alltel, for $80 pe...
I'm Holding off...
I'm really tired of having to be the first and getting burned. Bought the Panasonic Blu Ray player at $1,000. 3 months later it's $600 and still relatively new technology.
When the iPhone is released with 3G, flash for camera and higher res., and removable battery I'm a buyer.
Great news you CANNOT keep your company discounts on iphone!!
STILL NO ISSURANCE!!
14 days to return instead of 30
"Usually with AT&T you have 30 days to check out a phone and see what you think. If you return it within that time, no harm no foul. However, you will be limited to 14 days with the phone and you will be charged a 10% restocking fee. If you thought buying the iPhone was expensive, just wait until you try to return it!"
Anyone with an iPod or iMac have any info on if this is Apples SOP or somthing new?
So you can't add iPhone data service to an existing plan???
from the at&t website FAQ...
Existing Customer Questions
Q. How do I upgrade to iPhone?
A. Just go to an AT&T retail store, and mention you're replacing your existing phone. Our salespeople will help you throug ...
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Normally, a plan for 450r Min, 200 sms & unl data (pda) would run you about $85 Bucks. Now you can get all of that for a measly $60! That's sounds good to me. Your basically getting a normal rate plan w/ the MEdi
I'm using an unlocked Nokia N95 with T-Mobile. I pay just under $80 per month and get:
-1500 anytime minutes
-unlimited NW minutes
-unlimited T-Mo to T-Mo minutes
-unlimited texts messaging
-unlimited MMS messaging
-EDGE data speeds
My phone also has wifi. And thanks to roaming agreements, pretty reliable coverage (I personally cannot remember the last time I dropped a call). I'm also not under a contract.
Why the iPhone prices is cheaper
Family Plan or Other Options?