How much do you pay for your iPhone 3GS service (Tmobile or AT&T)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by azcardsfan, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. azcardsfan macrumors member

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    I'm on AT&T and have 200 txt, the $40 min plan, and $30 data plan and my first bill (preview) came out to be $124 (1 month pro-rated) so I'm paying about $62 a month (employee discount).

    Anyone paying less w/ Tmobile that has the iPhone 3GS? Also, if I jailbreak and switch to tmobile, can I keep my phone # from AT&T after I cancel?
     
  2. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Did the first month include activation? I'm curious to know what the total cost for the $40 calling, $15 text plus data comes to with fees and stuff. I'm having the hardest time justifying more than $85 a month for (crappy) phone service.
     
  3. azcardsfan thread starter macrumors member

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    It didn't come up on the "bill preview" that was on the AT&T website. I might not have to pay activation because I had a FAN added on a week after I got my phone. I'll know for sure on July 20th.

    I'm thinking about switching to tmobile pre-paid since its only $100 for one year.

    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/Prepaid-Plans.aspx
     
  4. Diode macrumors 68020

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    You realize the 3GS would be edge only on t-mobile?

    Also those prepaid plans don't include text or data.
     
  5. MotherFinMike macrumors regular

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    I am on Tmobile's Loyality Plan

    49.99 Unlimited Minutes
    24.99 Data
    14.99 Unlimited Text


    I don't really see an Need for Att's 3G service Edge is more than enough for me..
     
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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It would be hard to do cheaper on T-Mobile's non-corporate-discount postpaid plans. I pay just a few dollars more ($69-71 including taxes) but I get more minutes and txt's... and EDGE, at this point for me, it's a countdown of how long I can live with EDGE, although when it's working well it's really not half bad (and 3G doesn't work well itself often enough, at least on my friends' iPhones...).
     
  8. t0mm macrumors regular

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    I'm in the UK.
    I pay £30 for
    1200 Anytime network minutes.
    500 anytime texts.
    Unlimited 3G Data roaming.


    works out at around $48 a month.

    My 32GB Black 3GS cost me $161 on my 2 year contract.
     
  9. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    You there.^ I hate you.;) I'm really jealous.:D I wish I could get a deal like that.
     
  10. t0mm macrumors regular

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    :p

    The texts are no where near enough. But MMS are included in them (takes 4 SMS messages for one MMS Message)

    Although for about $11 i think we can get unlimited. I'll stick to this for now though.
     
  11. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Well I don't have my 3GS yet but I'll be on exactly the same plan...450 minutes, "unlimited" data (do I really have to say why I quoted that?), no texting (have it blocked completely)...$70 per month...$80 with taxes.

    And you don't cancel your AT&T account when you port your number over. You go to T-Mobile and say where you want to port from, and what number you want to port...and they send through a request to AT&T to have it ported. Once the number is ported then AT&T will automatically close the account unless there are other phones on the same account.
     
  12. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Wait, the ATT store told me company discounts (FAN) do not apply to iPhones.

    Is this false? If I can use my company discount, I'll get my wife and I 3Gs this week... (21% FAN)
     
  13. t0mm macrumors regular

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    Jesus, i'd cry at that price.
     
  14. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    My wife and I both have iPhones and I have a data card all with AT&T and I pay $320 a month, unlimited text, and 2100 minutes on a family plan..
     
  15. t0mm macrumors regular

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    I thought mine was extremely expensive until I saw how much you guys pay. It's daylight robbery :eek:.
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm in NZ and don't have an iPhone, but if I did then I'd probably pay about $25/month. That's with no term contract.
     
  17. t0mm macrumors regular

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    :eek: Right back at you!
     
  18. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't apply to the iPhone but the company discount does apply for your monthly voice plan (and some accessory discounts etc., depends on what your FAN is) which brings down your monthly bill with a few savings.

    With regards to the topic, I pay $70 inclusive of taxes with 650 minutes, 750 SMS and the iPhone data plan.
     
  19. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    That's what gets me about the cellular companies in the US. We have
    an inferior network and pay more than everyone else. The data plan
    should be $20 and each plan $10 minimum per month cheaper imo.

    Now the Justice dept is supposedly about to investigate the exclusive phone deals and other issues.

    Verizon and ATT control it all. Time for a forced breakup of these companies
    like Ma Bell was in the 80's.
     
  20. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    3g data plan and 200 txt message with 450min tottal $80-$81
     
  21. iPhoneFreak17 macrumors member

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    I dont have an iphone yet but if I did I would probebly get 450 min | 1500 txt | Unlimited Data | $85 + tax a month
     
  22. MotherFinMike macrumors regular

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    damn thats alot..
     

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