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AT&T finalizes pricing plans for iPhone 3G

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2008 15:46 User comments (12)

AT&T finalizes pricing plans for iPhone 3G A week before its US launch on July 11th, AT&T has finally announced the finalization of its pricing plans for the upcoming iPhone 3G.
As we know, the 8GB model will sell for $199 USD and the 16GB model for $299 along with mandatory 2-year contracts. The reduced prices are eligible to current subscribers, new AT&T customers and anyone current iPhone users that purchased the first generation phone before July 11th.

AT&T users that are "not eligible" can buy the device for $399 and $499 respectively and will have to switch to a new 2-year contract as well.

All users will also have to sign up for the $30-a-month unlimited data plan as well. Each user will need a voice plan to go with the data plan, and the cheapest AT&T voice plan is $39.99 for 450 anytime minutes and 5,000 night and weekend minutes. The most expensive is $99.99 per month and will get you unlimited minutes.

Additionally, if users want text messaging, they will have to pay extra. Unlimited for $20, 1,500 for $15 or 200 for $5. First generation iPhone users had unlimited text messaging included in the data plan.

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12 user comments

14.7.2008 16:00

No thanks.

24.7.2008 18:32

all that hype for a 200USD iphone is ridiculous. its saying, pay $200 to add in a 3G and a different back plate. thats without having that insane apple iphone plan that goes with AT&T.

34.7.2008 22:39
AXT
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The iphone would be much more appealing if you didn't have to buy the data plan. Just give me the voice plan and that's it.

45.7.2008 0:50

Ok one thing you folks need to realize is that the iphone uses alot of data like e-mail, itunes store, and now the app store. One thing you also need to realize is that the "Visual Voice mail" Goes through the data connections so the end user is not waisting minutes checking voice mail.

if you want to gripe about having to take the data potion and only want a phone then I would suggest that you get a cheap Nokia and a ipod touch and quit complaining about the data cost.

I, for one, am rejoicing that the price came down and only have to pay 15 more a month for internet that actually works on a phone rather then the cripple internet that I get on my Samsung A-737 that I currently pay $15 for. And the "Family unlimited" messaging that I am paying for will work for the phone. So my cost is only going up $15 for full usage!

NA-NE-NA-NE-POO-POO!

55.7.2008 1:37
Drunkken
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Originally posted by cloudtmr:
Ok one thing you folks need to realize is that the iphone uses alot of data like e-mail, itunes store, and now the app store. One thing you also need to realize is that the "Visual Voice mail" Goes through the data connections so the end user is not waisting minutes checking voice mail.

if you want to gripe about having to take the data potion and only want a phone then I would suggest that you get a cheap Nokia and a ipod touch and quit complaining about the data cost.

I, for one, am rejoicing that the price came down and only have to pay 15 more a month for internet that actually works on a phone rather then the cripple internet that I get on my Samsung A-737 that I currently pay $15 for. And the "Family unlimited" messaging that I am paying for will work for the phone. So my cost is only going up $15 for full usage!

NA-NE-NA-NE-POO-POO!

edited by ddp.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jul 2008 @ 23:04

65.7.2008 1:47
susieqbbb
Inactive

this is crap!!!

I am sorry to have to use this word to discribe thisbut 100.00 for a unlimited plan wow what a rip off i can get a unlimited plan from t mobile for 39.99 and that includes the data plan

75.7.2008 2:08
AXT
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Originally posted by cloudtmr:
Ok one thing you folks need to realize is that the iphone uses alot of data like e-mail, itunes store, and now the app store. One thing you also need to realize is that the "Visual Voice mail" Goes through the data connections so the end user is not waisting minutes checking voice mail.

if you want to gripe about having to take the data potion and only want a phone then I would suggest that you get a cheap Nokia and a ipod touch and quit complaining about the data cost.

I, for one, am rejoicing that the price came down and only have to pay 15 more a month for internet that actually works on a phone rather then the cripple internet that I get on my Samsung A-737 that I currently pay $15 for. And the "Family unlimited" messaging that I am paying for will work for the phone. So my cost is only going up $15 for full usage!

NA-NE-NA-NE-POO-POO!
Yea.OK. You are a fool. The reason that I to not need a data plan is the fact that I DO NOT NEED email, music store, or any of the other features that are available on this device. All I need is a MP3 player, phone service, and wi-fi connectivity. Has ATT ever considered that some of us have ready access to wi-fi were we live or work. Its tools like you that keep companies like wal-mart and ATT in business because you are willing to put up with their crap. As for me I will NEVER buy this device as long as it has these strings attached. Damn blind consumerism.

85.7.2008 12:56
blueroad
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Originally posted by cloudtmr:
Ok one thing you folks need to realize is that the iphone uses alot of data like e-mail, itunes store, and now the app store. One thing you also need to realize is that the "Visual Voice mail" Goes through the data connections so the end user is not waisting minutes checking voice mail.

if you want to gripe about having to take the data potion and only want a phone then I would suggest that you get a cheap Nokia and a ipod touch and quit complaining about the data cost.

I, for one, am rejoicing that the price came down and only have to pay 15 more a month for internet that actually works on a phone rather then the cripple internet that I get on my Samsung A-737 that I currently pay $15 for. And the "Family unlimited" messaging that I am paying for will work for the phone. So my cost is only going up $15 for full usage!

NA-NE-NA-NE-POO-POO!

indeed it is..because of fools like you that money hungry capitalistic pigs like apple and AT&T make their gain..long live mass stupidity eh cloudtmr? geez if only the fools were the minority and the people who are actually willing to fight this were the majority..it wouldve been a different world..

95.7.2008 22:34

like my motorola v3, works just fine

105.7.2008 23:06

Drunkken, your comment was uncalled for, post edited.

116.7.2008 12:56
Drunkken
Inactive

Originally posted by ddp:
Drunkken, your comment was uncalled for, post edited.

Why :(

127.7.2008 1:37
ying3
Inactive

i got banned for spam. edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Jul 2008 @ 11:53

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