- 06-26-2007, 02:02 PM #101
- 06-26-2007, 02:08 PM #102
I however, broke the phone plan pricing down to just what it would take to activate the iPhone. I left no room for creative interpretation.[/QUOTE]
- 06-26-2007, 03:18 PM #103
- 06-26-2007, 03:20 PM #104
- 06-26-2007, 03:27 PM #105
- 06-26-2007, 03:34 PM #106
"iteration that validates claim" - um, no. I said what it would be for someone who got the 8GB one (who is really going to buy the 4GB if they have a choice?), and the cost of 1,000 min a month, which to me, is an avergae use of cell phone.
Anyway, if you want ot get picky, there is no voice/data separation in the pricing...so technically, Archie was wrong - but his guess of total cost was correct. I am not discrediting that.
Keep trying, Buttercup.
- 06-26-2007, 03:59 PM #107
- 06-26-2007, 04:14 PM #108
- 06-26-2007, 04:15 PM #109
I just cut and paste this bit below from Apple's website. It says:
"Want to keep your current voice plan, you can just add an iPhone Data Plan with unlimited data (email and web) and Visual Voicemail for just $20 per month."
So let's see it... you eating crow that is.
I wan to see you **** feathers.
- 06-26-2007, 04:33 PM #110
You guessed correctly. Congrats.
I never said what the per month data cost would be, so there's no crow to eat. If I had said "it will be $50 a month", then I would.
Generally eating crow (on TC at least) refers to admitting when you asserted something that was later proven wrong. (You know, like claiming BT 1.1 and Wi-Fi won't work on the Intel chipset, that sort of thing.)
But if you define eating crow as acknowleding that someone else guessed correctly, then yum yum yum, <grunt>....there's a turd for you.
- 06-26-2007, 05:07 PM #111
The next big rhetorical question: What if a 3g model comes out? Then what happens to the data plans/rates? Do these get bumped down, or the 3g get bumped up?
- 06-26-2007, 05:14 PM #112
- 06-26-2007, 05:15 PM #113
- 06-26-2007, 05:16 PM #114
- 06-26-2007, 05:22 PM #115
Vision = $10 month
PowerVision (3g) = $15, $20 and $25 depending on the "feature set" you chose, however, on WM devices, only the $15 plan was needed since a lot of Sprint's lame services do not work on WM (thankfully).
If you had the $10 plan you were grandfathered in at that rate even for a PV device (I still pay $10 a month and have used the 6700, Q and 700wx).
But Sprint operates very differently in this regard from other companies. I mean their only data plan is unlimited--no mb counting.
Maybe they'll grandfather people in at the higher rate? Who knows.
- 06-26-2007, 05:53 PM #116
Really are to beat plans like this (esp. if you don't use a lot of minutes and mostly data):
Three (3) Treos, sharing 800 minutes, unlimited EVDO, text messaging, nights and weekends.
$60 bucks a month. Pretty darn cheap.
- 06-26-2007, 05:59 PM #117
AT&T is essentially pricing the iPhone's unlimited data at $20/month, which is the same as their "smartphone" unlimited data add-on (as compared to their "PDA/Blackberry" unlimited data add-on, which I think is about $40/month). I don't think they're doing this because it lacks 3G, which I believe many simpler smartphones are capable of. Rather, they're doing this because of the target market, which is the mass-market (though it could be argued that at $500-600, the iPhone is priced rather high for the mass-market). More to the point, they price the PDA/Blackberry plan at $40/month because it's targeted at business customers, many of which can expense it and so AT&T can "get away with" charging more for that data plan.
- 06-26-2007, 08:06 PM #118
- 06-26-2007, 08:58 PM #119
and not meaning to agree with Mac as often as i might but the same holds true in my locale. not being able to make calls from your own home, place of work, or popular destinations really make it tough to justify. hec, i'm not sure i'd want it if it were free. but hey, that's just one user in one location, but it is what it is.
- 06-27-2007, 11:50 AM #120
Maybe it's just me, but do those plan rates seem a little expensive? I have 500 minutes, unlimited data, unlimited texts, unlimited nights and weekends at 7:00, unlimited sprint-sprint, america roaming included, and a whole slew of other things listed, that I have no idea as to what they are, for $30.00 a month, plus the illegal PA cell-phone tax which will probably be going away soon.
- 06-27-2007, 11:51 AM #121
- 06-27-2007, 12:02 PM #122
Compared to Sprint's SERO plans, *everything* else looks expensive. Sprint SERO is the exception, these iPhone plans are closer to the norm if you compare them to Sprint's non-SERO plans, Verizon's plans, and T-Mobile's plans.
- 06-27-2007, 12:21 PM #123
- 06-27-2007, 12:22 PM #124
- 06-27-2007, 12:48 PM #125