Guy told me the data plan cost...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluesman87, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. bluesman87 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    I was speaking with this cingular rep on my break from work today and he informed me quite politely (nice ****ing change) that the plan would for sure be 40$ on top of the voice plan. I thought that was a little irresponsible for him to say that since i check these forums and realize that it could be completely different come launch time from what people are saying around here. This guy seemed pretty damn sure and he got very displeased with me when i called him out on it in front of a family that was listening in on our conversation and asking questions as well. He also told me that this shortage rumor may be hogwash seeing that either company does not want people shooting each other and robbing each other to get these toys. I don't know how accurate this is, but lets refrain from the 'Your a liar' crap because i have no reason to lie. Take it for what you will...:rolleyes:
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    He is talking out is arse. He doesn't know those details. The cost of the data plan hasn't been announced, he is just using the prices he has listed for current service.

    On top of that, anyone who believes there will be a ton of these phones is smoking crack cocaine. Apple has had about 1 month to produce the phones. How many can they make in a month ? 100k, 200k, 300k ? I doubt anything more then that. Production is always slow at first, until it ramps up. Sure, by the end of the year they could produce 500k+ per month ... but that takes time.

    I believe you totally that they said that. Sales guys love to come up with very interesting things that make no sense. Hell, to get you to buy something they might even try to convince you, that you are Jesus Christ, they sky is pink, and that Windows is the most stable, secure OS on the planet ....

    Details will leak out in 2 weeks or so ... not sooner.
  3. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Scott Bourne, who has at least some credibility when it comes to Mac news, claims that an AT&T representative told him that no reports of iPhone plan details or prices should be considered reliable since the plans and prices haven't yet been decided on. No one knows, including Apple and AT&T.

    And AT&T store managers will know about a week after any random person on this forum.
  4. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I wouldn't buy it and just wait until it's officially announced and just accept that it will be between $20 and $40.
  5. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Let's assume data will be $40. What about unlimited phone?

    Say I have a Spring unlimited with data.... Should I expect moving to AT&T would be a wash? Under normal circumstances (non-iPhone).... it would be - right?

    (My husband gets his phone/service paid for by his work which uses Sprint, he thinks Data is $40. I'm trying to work up to present a case/valid argument he can use to get the company to switch him to AT&T. If it's at least a wash, I think he can pull this off then I can play with the phone all I want to when he's home!)....

    And I wonder if AT&T sucks as bad as people say it does. I have no phone and the various plans/companies confuse me. I mean, due to the extensive tie with AT&T, should we expect this plan to be very competitive? I'm starting to think so.
  6. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    My AT&T Rep said they don't know anything did my Apple Rep.

    The one thing the Cingular/AT&T guy did say was I'd be able to move the SIM card in and out, I wasn't too sure about that, but I came home and read that it was an offical that you could, so he seems like he knows what he was talking about.(Basicly he said, they don't really know much now)
  7. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2007
    That guy is worse than the people on howard forums.
  8. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Salespeople invariably 'have' to be in the know.

    Thing is, many times they actually believe their fantasies and will become offended when you suggest that perhaps they are full of it.

    It would make an interesting studying the psychology of delusional salesperson as a phenomena of anticipated product release.

    Maybe then we can acurately gauge the BS factor and prevent a needless wasting of time and misinformation
  9. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    If they aren't subsidizing the phone cost, I would at least hope for a reasonable plan. I'm not spending this kind of money just cause it has an "Apple" stamp on it.
  10. SAMTATSICPRO macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Yeah I recently went , about 10 minutes ago since the corporate store near me is about 3 minutes driving, The guy told me they were going to carry it on the 29 and basically he was trying to convince me to get another line so I can get it cheaper, I was like no thanks and He didnt even know what day the 29th falls on. what an idiot, Somehow I didnt trust him, I'm gonna try to call a day or two before I think about camping outside that store.
  11. ShellyFM macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2006
    How would getting another line make it cheaper?
  12. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Hmm, I just thought of something. You would think there would be SOME kind of incentive to sign a 2-year agreement when you buy an iPhone. Otherwise, why not sign-up with another phone and get the $150 off, get an iPhone separately, then sell the first phone to make a few bucks?
  13. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I think that whatever the data plan is, the voice won't be as big of a deal because of AT&T/Cingular's rollover minutes, so it might all just come out in the wash.
  14. SAMTATSICPRO macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I dunno he just told me it would be better. So I'm guessing he was just trying to make some comission or maybe it will be cheaper by becoming a new customer or getting a new line, He didn't go into details since I told him I couldn't change my number for a new one. I can't afford to change my number since I been a cingular Customer Since 2000. Then my friends will hate me LOL
  15. Mammoth macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    Man that's cheap. (No such thing as unlimited data in Canada)
  16. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I already pay like $40 + $15 through Cingular. That amounts to something like $65 a month. For me, having to pay $40 for a data plan isn't a huge deal (but it's also something I'd rather not do).

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