- 06-10-2008, 09:36 PM #26
- 06-12-2008, 04:48 PM #27
- 06-12-2008, 05:28 PM #28
- 06-12-2008, 05:32 PM #29
Consumers with the current generation iPhone pay $20 a month for an unlimited Internet and e-mail use, and can send up to 200 text messages as part of that plan. However, those who buy the new iPhone, due out July 11, will pay $30 a month for unlimited Internet and e-mail. It is not clear yet whether text messaging will be part of that cost, or an add-on.
“That’s part of the pricing we’ll get into more detail about as we get closer to launch date,” said Mark A. Seigel, executive director of media relations for AT&T Mobility.
- 06-12-2008, 05:34 PM #30
The question I have is can you use the $30 Consumer Data Plan to access a corporate Exchange server or will AT&T force you onto the $45 Enterprise Data Plan? In essence what is the difference between the two?
I would hope that as an individual user I could use the $30 plan to connect to my work's exchange server.
- 06-12-2008, 08:32 PM #31
I contacted AT&T today and I couldn't get a straight answer. The person I spoke with said they don't know anything about business plans. This is ridiculous. At this rate, we'll have to wait until the release date to find out plan specifics. I would get an iPhone at the Apple Store, I wouldn't want AT&T activating the phone and screwing it up.
- 06-12-2008, 08:52 PM #32
If you are going to use a corporate Exchange server, you need the business class data plan. That is the exact reason it exists.
You can probably use the standard, $30 data plan, but be aware that if you get caught, At&t can hold you responsible for the pay per use data rate for all you have used.
This is another thing that isn't iPhone specific though. It is the same with Windows Mobile and Palm devices. If you connect either of them to a corporate Exchange server without having the proper data plan and get caught, they can do the same thing.
Chances are you can play stupid and get out of paying, but is it really worth the risk?
- 06-12-2008, 10:49 PM #34
- 06-13-2008, 02:55 AM #35
Hmm. Another question.
Since you're required to activate in store, what's with this penalty from not activating the phone within 30 days? Do they mean not hooking up to iTunes or what?
I'm really bummed about this whole thing. I wonder if they'll have to open up your shiny new iPhone or activate different SIM cards for you to put in after you leave so you don't have to open up the box (maybe that's why they included a SIM ejector tool?).
- 06-13-2008, 01:20 PM #37
- 06-13-2008, 02:09 PM #39
I think you are on to something there that has got to be the reason for the sim ejector tool. Because really who is going to want to wait in line for a bunch of people to have to rip open the boxes and dig through everything then activate it. The only thing is how would they do this at the apple store because at&t is saying that you won't leave the store be it apples or theirs without it activated. Hmm I guess we'll see
- 06-14-2008, 09:25 AM #40
A barcode would make sense, it would certainly improve the activation process. But does it really take 10 minutes? This might be true for new customers (entering their info, etc.), but I guess it also takes that long for current customers to renew their contract. If AT&T does in fact just scan a barcode and the customer finishes activating it on iTunes, why hasn't this been communicated to customers? What are they trying to hide?
- 06-15-2008, 07:28 PM #42
- 06-16-2008, 02:28 PM #43