Data Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Greenman85, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    Is it going to be reduced to $20 for the 3G? What is the latest on this? I have a first gen iphone and I am waiting to get the 3G until they reduce this ridiculous data plan to $20. Thx
     
  2. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping for this as well. I haven't heard the latest either. I'll get the 3GS either way, but they'll be losing my texting plan if they don't drop it.
     
  3. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    dude its 10 dollars more

    thats only 120 a year stop crying
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Considering the cost of the basic voice plan, the data plan, the text plan, AND the phone plan, if you if $10/month is a deal-breaker for you, you should seriously ask if any iPhone is in your budget.
     
  5. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    you might be waiting forever. if they do change it, you'll be able to get the cheaper price even if you upgraded before.
     
  6. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    its not going back down, because the first gen iPhone was NOT considered a PDA by AT&T (because of its lack of enterprise features and other stuff that CAME WITH it in 1.0). That's why it was only $20. With the 3G, it came with 2.0, had more "PDA-like features", and therefore was considered a PDA by AT&T, which causes the data to be $30.

    if AT&T reduces PDA data costs, then the iphone's data will go down.
     
  7. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    dude that's $120 for gas food, ect ect... were in an economic downturn...

    seriously.
     
  8. Thudstaff macrumors newbie

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    Then maybe you should focus on paying bills and not having a swanky phone.
    :D
     
  9. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    then dont worry about having an iphone. if you are struggling for that stuff in these times an iphone should be the LAST thing on your list
     
  10. golden3159 macrumors member

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    Mommy buy you an iphone?
     
  11. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    no my bills are pied first, but if folks are smart with their money, they can afford cooler things,

    Im sorry I forgot the iphone was for only careless rich people :p
     
  12. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    haha nah
    i just have the advantage of knowing people high up and getting 50% my phone bill :)


    but still 10 dollars a month wouldn't be a deal breaker for me on an iphone if it was id get one of those phones they give out for free
     
  13. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    not struggling, saying we are in a downturn, did I say I was on the streets or somethin?
     
  14. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    haha i know man
    im just messing with you

    i understand what youre saying

    im just saying if you cant afford 10 more bucks a month dont get a freakin iphone lol
     
  15. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    $30 a month for a data plan isn't expensive, by comparison.

    Sprint charges $20, T-Mobile charges $40, and Verizon charges $50 a month.
     
  16. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Well it sure as hell didn't stop me... I still ordered one... Its more like att is ripping us of and they know they are :p

    I would love a $20 250mb plan... would go for it in a heartbeat
     
  17. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    we know :p

    the edge iPhone prices spoiled us.
     
  18. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    $120 a year.... hmnm... that's about 17 Chipotle burritos a year! :D
     
  19. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    You'd gladly pay $20 per month for 250MB, when unlimited (5GB soft cap) is $30 per month?


    I'm sorry I don't get your logic. If there were a 250MB plan, it'd need to by $5 per month. I would not in a million years pay $20 per month for 250MB when I can get 5GB/unlimited for $30.
     
  20. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Why pay for something I dont use?

    I use about 100mb of data on my iphone each month.....

    $20 for 250mb is a very reasonable amount to consider realistic, Ill put my standards low so att can surprise me.
     
  21. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Have fun with 250 mb of data for 20 bucks a month.
     
  22. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Chipotle burritos are 7 bucks a piece? Wow, I have not been there in a while...
    lmao
     
  23. Remoth macrumors newbie

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    All Phone companies are screwing us. Take Rogers for example. Up until recently if you went over your limit on the data plan they would charge you $0.05 per kilobyte! When I got my iPhone 3G a year ago, I subscribed to the 6GB for $30 plan, but they messed up and it didn't get put on my plan for a month. Near the end of that month a woman from the "Rogers High-usage Department" had called me telling me that I had chalked up a bill of $18,000 of Data.....

    I almost had a heart attack. Of course they admitted that it was their mistake and ended up wiping it, but there is no way that 360 MB can cost $18,000. Thats bull. Bandwidth is cheap, they rape us with these prices.

    Also: I think that rogers has changed it from 5 cent a kilobyte to 3 cents a megabyte now. Its great that they did this, but thats still $30/GB.

    Of course, if we didn't buy services from them at these prices, they would have to lower them...
     

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