Current AT&T user. Will I just be able to buy the Iphone!?

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  1. antpod macrumors member

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    Will I just be able to purchase the phone and pop in my sim card since I'm already a subscriber? I own a RAZR right now but my friend is willing to buy it off me. I don't have to pay an extra fee do I just because I'm getting a different phone, right? I mean I already am a AT&T customer. And if I do how much?
     
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    You will have no extra fees other than the $20 more for data. You can't use your existing SIM card. The iPhone comes with a pre-installed SIM card.

     
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    Ahh ok thanks! :D

    I was told there was a $160 (or $175, I forget) termination fee to cancel my current phone to get this. I thought that was ridiculous though and my friend re assured me that it wasn't true. What was that termination fee about?
     
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    $175 is the iPhone termination fee.

    AT&T specifically states that any customer can switch to the iPhone regardless of eligibility of upgrade or what have you without incurring any fees.
     
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    Hold on... So even though I'm in the 2 year contract with my RAZR I can go ahead and get the Iphone with no fee except for the initial 20 dollar Iphone activation fee? :confused:
     
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    Janey is exactly right. All termination fees are being waived for the iPhone assuming the 2 year contract overwrites your existing one and restarts you back to 2 years left.
     
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    from http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/iphone-faqs.jsp
     
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    The $20 iPhone fee is added on top of your current monthy rate to cover unlimited web/mail and 200 SMS messages. Other than that, you can absolutely upgrade to an iPhone without penalty.
     
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    So that 20 dollars pays for a month of those features on top of my plan I have now?

    Btw, thanks everyone, really appreciate all the quick and accurate answers this late. :)
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Wow! That actually sounds really good lol which is strange from a phone company plan.... So after that month no more extra features unless I change my plan to one that supports them...? Correct? I think that might settle on my worries.
     
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    Your current voice plan stays the same, it just adds on an extra $20 voice plan on top of that, which replaces any existing data plan.
     
  13. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Well actually the iPhone requires a plan that has the $20 data. Therefore you need to keep the $20 on your plan every month to keep using your iPhone.
     
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    Oh, for real?.. Ah well, what would be the cheapest for a family plan but just for my plan(like there are 5 people on the family plan for me but I'm the only one getting the Iphone, so I'll be the only one who needs the extra plan)
     
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    I assume you pay $9.99 now (for your line)? It would be $29.99 for your line w/ an iPhone + the other 4 line's costs.
     
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    the $20 data plan is only added to your particular line and nobody else. it's the only one you can get for your situation.
     
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    Ohhh ok. So what does this plan include?
     
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    On the link Janey sent, make sure to hit "Existing Customers" and look at the cheapest plan. (the $20 one)

    Anyhow, you get:

    Unlimited Email/Web on AT&T's EDGE
    Visual Voicemail
    200 SMS (or text messages)
     
  21. janey macrumors 603

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    It's similar to most of them. T-Mobile offers $20 unlimited data with any voice plan for the Sidekick, so this would be the same as that.
     
  22. antpod thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm ok thanks once again.

    It's pretty much perfeect me. The only thing is I use Gmail... Since Google is a pretty much major player with the Iphone do you think they will change it up to be able to use with the Iphone email application?
     
  23. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but what exactly are you asking? How does it compare to unlimited data plans on other carriers or how does it compare to the data plans for AT&T's other smartphones.. or what? Sorry, it's late and I'm not reading all that clearly.
     
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    Apple said in the iPhone introduction video them program does indeed work with Gmail. I guess you're set then, right? :)
     
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    Wha, for real? Do you happen to have a link to the video?
     

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