Do you think at&t and apple deserve a class action lawsuit? Both apple and att advertise this new iphone 3g as "twice as fast, half the price". Flat out lie! to buy the phone you must activate a 24 month contract through att, the old iphone coast an additional $20.00 and included 200 text messages per month. New 3g phone cost an additional $30.00 per month and includes no text messages! You can but the text option for and additional $5.00 per month. That's $15.00 more per month, @ 24 months = $360.00 more than the original! on top of that the 3g service is not available in all att coverage areas! I'm not talking about rural areas but in major metro areas, not disclosed at time of sale! we as consumers have been taking it in the shorts from ... (continues)
I don't know about apple. They have no power over the plan at all. On their end, they are selling it for half price. Its ATT that is subsidising the phone for $200 then charging you $360 more for it. I was one of the many people waiting for a cheaper iPhone. What I got was a more expensive one, I'm currently still with verizon.
Thank you for the reply. I would include apple because apple advertises the "twice as fast, half the price". In fact it is the first page you see when you go to apple.com. Secondly, apple negotiated with at&t to make the phone only available through at&t and will void the warranty if you unlock the phone.