1. F1Turbo's Avatar
    I know Cingular is saying data rates for the iPhone will be detailed later, but what are Cingular's current data rates?
    01-10-2007 03:09 PM
  2. Chatter's Avatar
    $50/month unlimited

    Marc
    01-10-2007 04:07 PM
  3. Malatesta's Avatar
    Well, $20 for smartphone version and this device walks a fine line between simple data device and full PDA so it is unclear what the price will be:

    http://www.phonenews.com/content/view/1735/1/
    The root cause here may be data pricing. Apple would prefer Cingular to bill the device as a consumer device with $19.99/month data instead of the $44.99/month price for data-centric devices. Most data-centric devices are considered as such because they run native code, such as Palm OS or Windows Mobile.

    Symbian devices however are treated as consumer devices... giving Apple potential wiggle-room to run native OSX-condensed applications on the device without digging into users for data charges.
    01-10-2007 04:15 PM
  4. z3bum's Avatar
    Cingular's data policies are such bs. A power user with a smartphone can easily use 50 megs a month on a $19.99 plan vs. a lite user of a Treo 680 doing 10 megs a month for $44.95. What they should do is charge based on speed... GPRS and edge devices for $10.99 and $15.99 a month, HSDPA, UMTS maybe $24.99. That would be fair and they'd probably get more data subscribers.
    01-10-2007 05:05 PM
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