How much are you preparing to spend launch day/per month?

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  1. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so I'm guessing a lot of us are going to end up broke in the next few months. I just wanted to get an idea of what people are going to spend.

    Launch Day:
    - $599 + tax for iPhone
    - $129 (maybe?) for iPhone Bluetooth Headset
    = ~ $790

    Per Month:
    - $39.99 calling plan
    - $8.00 for 7pm nights
    - $9.99 for unlimited messaging (if available)
    - $39.99 for data (going by current rate)
    - $8.00 for Canada text messaging package (for my girlfriend)

    Wow.... thats a lot....
     
  2. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with Cingular, and I spend $9.99 for 400 text messages a month and 1 MB of data. I doubt they'll give away unlimited text messaging for just $9.99 a month. If the data plan does end up being $30-40, though, then unlimited text messaging should be included with it.

    And yes, I'm sure it'll add up and be fairly expensive. That's what you get for being on the cutting edge (or bleeding edge) of technology. :)
     
  3. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

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    Save it

    I would just save the Bluetooth headset for now, they will likely be tons of those and its not like they would go out of stock anyways (like the iphone will probably). Then maybe you wont have to rob a bank or something with that huge total!
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    $650 for an iphone and $80/mo. for voice/data. it's funny, because it's approaching macbook prices there. :eek:
     
  5. kamiboy macrumors 6502

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    ONE MILLION DOLLARS! (Does the Doctor Evil pose)

    Actually, more like a 1000$ for anyone who can send me a contract free iPhone to Europe.
     
  6. lokey macrumors regular

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    I think like most people, I'm not bothered my initial cost of the iPhone. If the devices does everything Apple has displayed and does it well then I'll consider it money well spent. The rate plan is going to make it or break it for me.

    My wife and I have a family plan with Cingular/AT&T already and my contract has been up for nearly a year. Right now between the two of us we pay about $100 on our monthly bill.

    Honestly, I see the iPhone unlimited data plan being at ~$40 which I'd honestly have to think about seriously before signing up for. From what I can tell the Cingular unlimited data plans don't include unlimited text messages which I find absolutely ridiculous. So if I have to pay my regular minutes (~$59) + $40 for EDGE data + $20 for unlimited text messages... well, them I'm out. I'd really like to have an iPhone, but $120 for just my phone won't be an option for me.
     
  7. applehero macrumors 6502

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    I figure about $850 by the time all is said and done with the phone, depending on available and wanted accessories at the time. Would like the BT headset, but would really prefer a headphone style set that also works with the phone portion. I really don't want to have to switch ear pieces. May or may not get a case depending on how functional the available ones are.

    As far as the monthly, don't care, like the iPhone, it is what it is. My BB runs me $130+ after taxes and such, so I'm used to it.
     
  8. David R macrumors 6502

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    The monthly charge is what is going to kill this deal for me. I don't understand it how AT&T can get away with charging that much in this day and age.

    $40 for EDGE is pricey and then that doesn't include text messages? Why? They are very short bursts of data. Unbelievable.

    I currently pay $67 (total, taxes included) with T-Mobile for 1000 minutes and unlimited Blackberry everything (email, texts, internet, 3rd party apps data.)

    I'm hoping they bundle it all into 2 or 3 different packages which vary only by the number of minutes and include unlimited data and texting.
     
  9. applehero macrumors 6502

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    This is my best guess as well. I am expecting bundles...
     
  10. Shamingo macrumors member

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    Over $1000 once I've taken into account accessories and my sprint cancellation fee...wow, I'm an idiot.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Wirelessly posted (HTCP4350-Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC))

    nothing.

    ill keep my awesome phone and stay with my awesome carrier and continue paying $10 for voice (family plan) and $20 for unlimited data each month
     
  12. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    $0. My wife's Docomo has better features and a much better payment plan than the iPhone.
    They wouldn't break even launching that thing in Japan.
     
  13. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering why you keep posting in so many threads about how you're not going to buy the phone. We get it. If you don't want it, don't buy it. no need to post your feelings all over the place when people are trying to genuinely discuss their interest in the phone.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The question was "how much do you plan on spending on launch day and per month ?"

    So, on June 29th, I don't really plan on spending anything unless I decide to go to Jack in the Box by work for lunch. Kind of a last minute decision usually. Maybe I'll need gas. But right now, I don't plan on spending anything. Nor do I plan on adding anything else to my monthly phone bill. I answered the question
     
  15. slffl macrumors 65816

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    $599 for 8GB. $99 for BT headset.

    $60 for 400min and unlimited everything else.
     
  16. slffl macrumors 65816

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    And you're smart enough to know that if everyone who wasn't getting an iPhone answered the question, then it would be a huge thread of 'nothing' posts. You just have some kind of weird desire to post how much you hate the iPhone and you aren't going to get it.

    Why waste your time posting that kind of stuff? What do you get out of it?
     
  17. scootermafia macrumors member

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    The headset won't be anywhere near $100. Closer to $50 maybe. It looks super simple, and BT headsets are worth nothing these days.
     
  18. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    Remember the iPod leather case that Apple expected people to buy for $100? That was super simple too. I bet the BT headset will cost $129.
     
  19. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    $600 for the phone
    $750 for security deposit
    $50 for case and/or accessories
    Total $1519 including tax

    Per month I am expecting $100 - $150.
     
  20. retrospects macrumors regular

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    lets see iPhone+second phone(my wife)+family plan+min+data+droping sprint=money!
     
  21. DVNIEL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    $750 security deposit??? Did your ex-girlfriend really mess up your credit that bad? :(
     
  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Launch Day
    -643(rounded up) for the iPhone



    And per month
    -14.99-1500 Texts
    -Current Voice Plan(700 Family Mins, 69.99+ plus 9.99 for other lines)
    -No data if its possible, if not the cheapest one, and maybe less Texts
     
  23. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    $1600+?

    4GB iPhone
    8GB iPhone
    2 Cases
    Maybe a few other accessories.

    I already have Cingular, and 1100 Minutes shared (i think?) a month.

    And we were going to cut that down, so the monthly charge won't be much difference for us.


    I've been saving just for the iPhone since i heard about it. I have a lot of trust in the iPhone.
     
  24. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Yes, very badly. Its going to be at least 2 or 3 more years until its under control.
     

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