- 06-26-2007, 08:46 AM #76
Apple and AT&T see themselves as Lexus and Cadillac, not Toyota and Chevy. My bet is a $39.99 unlimited data plan ON TOP OF whatever minutes you can stand to pay for above that.:thumbsdn:
UPDATE: Oh well, Surur shot me down on this one. $20 more than the standard 900 minute voice plan. Man, I got to learn to type faster.
- 06-26-2007, 08:58 AM #77
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- 06-26-2007, 11:04 AM #84
The plan is still not the problem in my book..it's the phone. Why didn't they make it accessible to the "consumerr" they say it's aimed at? Imagine if it was $4350-450 for the two..they'd have swarmed the market in months and any loss of $200 per handset would've been made up in sheer number of customers! I'm going by the fact that earlier reports say ito labour etc the iPhone actually costs about $250 to produce/handset.....
Despite ppl labelling palm a dinosaur it's one good move they made with the treo 680 - made a smartphone available to poor geezeers like me!
- 06-26-2007, 11:05 AM #85
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- 06-26-2007, 11:15 AM #87
This is to say nothing of the even cheaper options available by merely adding the $20 a month (for unlimited data and such) to a person's existing voice plan.
- 06-26-2007, 11:31 AM #88
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- 06-26-2007, 01:02 PM #90
Now; in fact we all know that he probably really is not an ***** but he is begging for the title if he doesn't acknowledge that I might be correct or ignores my points. What else am I to think.
- 06-26-2007, 01:14 PM #91
- 06-26-2007, 01:19 PM #92
Well, it looks like my prediction of a super-attractive voice/data plan was wrong, while others who predicted that iPhone users would be raped by an overpriced plan were also wrong. The end result is that they're touting these "special" plans which are really no different than their standard voice plans with the $20 smartphone unlimited data plan. Could've been better, could've been worse.
Some fine print on the AT&T site has also been mentioned elsewhere which suggests that the iPhone's iPod capabilities will be disabled on non-activated phones. I'm still waiting for the official release (or an official announcement) to see if this is true but, if so, it would also prove false my guess that the phones might be fully usable as internet tables/iPods without ever being activated. Still, it doesn't surprise me, either, and the market of people who would want to buy/use an inactivated iPhone would have been pretty small anyway.
On a positive note, it looks like I was right that existing AT&T customers could buy the iPhone without having to worry about getting out of their existing contract or extending their current contract by another 2 years.
So at the end of the day, it looks like not too much has changed since last week. For the majority of people, the iPhone will look just as attractive or unattractive as it did to them last week.
The one outstanding question I'm most concerned/curious about is whether the virtual keyboard can be used in landscape mode.
- 06-26-2007, 01:32 PM #93
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- 06-26-2007, 01:39 PM #96
"I have no choice but to address him as an *****" - So now I control you, Archie? You have no control over yourself? This indicates a pyschological issue, but this is not the forum for that.
- 06-26-2007, 01:44 PM #97
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- 06-26-2007, 01:48 PM #99
not sure what "super attractive" means but i definitely find the announced voice/data plan to be right in line with where they should be.
archie was very much right, not sure why the insistent behavior to discredit him. many of you were wrong in your $ estimations, plain and simple.
- 06-26-2007, 02:00 PM #100
I don't think anyone discredited this...
However, I guessed the overall two year cost for the 8GB iPhone and a $100/month plan (which most would get ~45 min/day). And I did this before Archie. Yet he discredits it to no end...
So we are both "right", just depends what you view you take.
I still think price is no object among the iPhone crowd.