1. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Man that sucks.
    I was hoping they'd keep the $20 data plan. Now the lowest iPhone plan possible is $70 a month!
    06-09-2008 06:12 PM
  2. taylorh's Avatar
    http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pi...rticleid=25791
    # 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.
    I wonder if that means I'll have to pay $45 to use hosted exchange? This only cost met $30 on WM.
    06-09-2008 06:50 PM
  3. caseychan's Avatar
    I'm very disappointed in AT&T jacking up the prices on the iPhone 3G. Almost spoils the announcement for me.

    I'm unsure of what I'm going to do now..
    06-09-2008 07:05 PM
  4. IrishJK09's Avatar
    http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pi...rticleid=25791
    I wonder if that means I'll have to pay $45 to use hosted exchange? This only cost met $30 on WM.
    If you can do it with WM, you will be able to do it with the iPhone. The only thing that is changing is that the iPhone is receiving normal smartphone data pricing as opposed to its own special plan.

    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 07:09 PM
  5. Reaktor5's Avatar
    I'm very disappointed in AT&T jacking up the prices on the iPhone 3G. Almost spoils the announcement for me.

    I'm unsure of what I'm going to do now..
    Yeah that really put a damper on things.
    Along with no more included dock and mandatory in-store activation!
    06-09-2008 07:11 PM
  6. IrishJK09's Avatar
    What about visual voicemail? That used to be included in the iPhone data plan, and if the new data plan is just a standard PDA data plan, does it still include Visual Voicemail? What about the 200 text messages?
    06-09-2008 07:18 PM
  7. Reaktor5's Avatar
    What about visual voicemail? That used to be included in the iPhone data plan, and if the new data plan is just a standard PDA data plan, does it still include Visual Voicemail? What about the 200 text messages?
    I'm sure visual voicemail is still included but those 200 text messages sound like they're gone, sadly. AT&T sucks big time.
    06-09-2008 07:19 PM
  8. IrishJK09's Avatar
    I'm sure visual voicemail is still included but those 200 text messages sound like they're gone, sadly. AT&T sucks big time.
    I don't know why I included the text messages because I have an unlimited plan, so it won't affect me one way or another. I currently pay $30 for my BlackBerry Personal plan as well, so that won't affect me either. The Visual Voicemail had BETTER be there though! That is a huge feature of the iPhone, and one I LOVED when I had it.

    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 07:27 PM
  9. Reaktor5's Avatar
    I don't know why I included the text messages because I have an unlimited plan, so it won't affect me one way or another. I currently pay $30 for my BlackBerry Personal plan as well, so that won't affect me either. The Visual Voicemail had BETTER be there though! That is a huge feature of the iPhone, and one I LOVED when I had it.

    I jumped for joy at the initial pricing announcement, now I am not so sure if the "technical" subsidization is a good thing.
    It still is under the features:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/phone.html

    It had better be included in that data plan. AT&T is becoming more and more annoying.
    06-09-2008 07:33 PM
  10. kevinbell's Avatar
    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 08:20 PM
  11. IrishJK09's Avatar
    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.
    You are technically using a plan on your Treo that you shouldn't be. You should should be using the $30 PDA Personal plan. As long as they don't find out though, more power to you.
    06-09-2008 08:32 PM
  12. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I'm very disappointed in AT&T jacking up the prices on the iPhone 3G. Almost spoils the announcement for me.

    I'm unsure of what I'm going to do now..
    With the increase in data plan price, $10 more per month for 24 months is $240 + $199 = $439... this is essential the cost of the new iPhone.
    06-09-2008 09:11 PM
  13. IrishJK09's Avatar
    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 09:35 PM
  14. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Yup it does. I guess we have been spoiled for a while now. We are use to paying $20 more per month for unlimited data access.
    06-09-2008 09:49 PM
  15. taylorh's Avatar
    The price of the iPhone and it's data plan is now pretty much the same as all other PDAs, smartphones, and Blackberries.
    Welcome to the world of standard PDA pricing.
    06-09-2008 11:21 PM
  16. caseychan's Avatar
    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 11:31 PM
  17. taylorh's Avatar
    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 11:39 PM
  18. Reaktor5's Avatar
    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
    I wonder how things would have ended up if the deal with Verizon went through.
    06-09-2008 11:40 PM
  19. volsfan0911's Avatar
    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 12:07 AM
  20. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Yup, that is exactly what it is turning out to be. I'm ok with that, it keeps stuff simple. One less play for AT&T to deal with. One less specific contract for AT&T to deal with (since there is no more revenue sharing).
    06-10-2008 10:41 AM
  21. Libuff's Avatar
    i may just be a verizon BB --> iphone 2.0 convert... $30 for data plan, you guys complain? ugh... i pay nearly $150/mo for my BB... BIS costs $44.99 for unlimited...
    06-10-2008 11:39 AM
  22. IrishJK09's Avatar
    i may just be a verizon BB --> iphone 2.0 convert... $30 for data plan, you guys complain? ugh... i pay nearly $150/mo for my BB... BIS costs $44.99 for unlimited...
    At least someone feels the same way I do...
    06-10-2008 12:53 PM
  23. taylorh's Avatar
    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.
    The only difference is the name and the price. Media Net plans are the same identical thing to data plans.
    Same with iPhone (at least iPhone 1). It's just a media net plan.
    06-10-2008 01:34 PM
  24. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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.
    Source: http://www.iphonealley.com/news/ipho...-iphone-owners
    06-10-2008 09:11 PM
  25. burnsaa's Avatar
    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?
    06-10-2008 10:26 PM
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