- 06-09-2008, 05:50 PM #2
http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=fyq7jKGL# Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.
# Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.
- 06-09-2008, 06:05 PM #3
- 06-09-2008, 06:09 PM #4
In other words, the data plan you have with your WM device will be the same type you have with the iPhone. At least that is what it sounds like.
- 06-09-2008, 06:18 PM #6
- 06-09-2008, 06:27 PM #8
I jumped for joy at the initial pricing announcement, now I am not so sure if the "technical" subsidization is a good thing.
- 06-09-2008, 07:20 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I've never understood the difference between a Data plan and their Media plans. I've used my Treo on the MediaMax Unlimited plan ($15) for years now. Use POP email as well as Exchange Server through work.
Doubt if I get an iPhone, I'd be that lucky and have to migrate to their higher priced plan.
- 06-09-2008, 07:32 PM #11
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- 06-09-2008, 08:35 PM #13
Welcome to the data world that all of us using BlackBerrys and WinMo phones have been living for a long time. The only reason it has increased to $30 a month is because it is now classified as a smartphone instead of a feature phone.
It is just inline with At&t's other smartphone/PDA/BlackBerry Personal data plans.
- 06-09-2008, 08:49 PM #14
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- 06-09-2008, 10:31 PM #16
I guess the iPhone is no longer the apple of AT&T's eyes anymore..
It was cool in the past year because it seemed like though the iPhone itself was expensive, the "iPhone Plan' was paving a way for very affordable unlimited data plans complete with SMS.
It's really saddening to see AT&T place such a grip on the iPhone and stripping what once made the iPhone unique. The iPhone is now just a phone in the carrier lineup..nothing more
- 06-09-2008, 10:39 PM #17
I would agree c4sizzle. It's now just a normal "PDA" in the lineup.
I just hope they don't treat it "special" and restrict which phone I can use my SIM in for data if that's the case. If this is how it is, then please no special treatment.
- 06-09-2008, 11:07 PM #19
VZW would rape you in a similar fashion. Been there, done that. On the bright side, I get a cell allowance monthly, so should be able to fit a reasonable voice plan in with $30/month for data and come in under budget. If ActiveSync works like it did on my WinMo devices with VZW, then it'll be a snap to link up to my company's exchange server. They probably won't be deploying iPhones (yeah, cheap arse bastards who won't put most people on BES anymore) but actively encourage employees to use WinMo devices to access company email remotely (a.k.a. we aren't paying for more BES licenses, etc.). I'll wait and see the details on Exchange integration and if it'll be as simple as it was with the MotoQ and T700wx. Don't see any reason why not - activesync is activesync no matter which platform it's running on?
- 06-10-2008, 09:41 AM #20
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- 06-10-2008, 08:11 PM #24
Available Service Plan Details/Rumors
There is also a rumor going around that existing iPhone plan owners for the EDGE iPhone may be grandfathered in, meaning that they would have the option to upgrade to the 3G data plan for the new phone at the same monthly price as their old EDGE plan.
- 06-10-2008, 09:26 PM #25
Ya right at&t give up that much money I doubt it. Just think if there are 1 million iphone owners that upgrade att just lost out on $240 million for the life of those subscribers contracts. Do you really think they are going to do that. I bet they won't?