How much do you pay monthly for your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by helloimD4NNY, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    Hi, i'm 15(turning 16 in november) and is thinking about getting an iphone when i get a job. Setting that aside, how much do you pay a month and what are you paying for?

    I mainly text, email, browse the internet, not much calling.

    thanks, danny.
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Unlimited data (required) = $30
    Talk time (lowest available) = $40
    Text messages (1500) = $15

    About $85 + taxes. If you have any extras (early nights and weekends, etc.) it could be several dollars more. Based on that, I usually pay around $100 per month.
  3. saccento macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    New Jersey
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008

    put it towards your college fund
  5. Arcy858 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    There's already a thread for this :(

    and at 16, you don't need to be spending money (esp. monthly) on an iphone plan. unless mommy and daddy are paying for it.
  6. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    £29.37 for 75 minutes, 125 texts and unlimited data.
  7. cap'njack macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    I'm stunned at how much you guys pay in the US!

    I pay £25/$40 for unlimited data, 600 minutes and 500 texts...for an extra £7.50/$12 I can have unlimited texts.
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Good for you for thinking ahead to see if you can afford an iPhone before making a contract for one.

    I would suggest that you consider saving your money for college.

    If you just want to have a touch based device, then consider getting an iPod touch. Expecting a new model to be released in September.
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'm on a $49 Telstra cap + $10 data per month on a 24-month contract, which gets me:

    $49 cap = $200 worth of calls, texts and MMS to any Australian phone + $50 worth of calls, texts and MMS to a Telstra mobile per month (so, ultimately, $250 worth of calls/texts a month).
    $10 data = 180MB of data per month.

    My first bill also included a one-time charge of $395 in addition to my first month's service/data fees to start paying off the handset (16GB 3GS).

    The prices are pretty sucky for what you get, especially the data - other carriers offer many GB's per month - but Telstra is the only network available where I live.

    So I'm looking at paying at least $1811 by the time my contract expires. It took me almost a year of fulltime working (ie: 8 and a half hours a day, 5 days a week) to be able to seriously consider taking such a plunge.

    And prices are in Australian dollars :p
  10. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    I bought a 2nd hand 3G from eBay and use a month-to-month rolling contract costing £20 in the UK with 600 mins, 1200 txt and unlimited data (O2 SIMplicity plan) - this is about $33 (but includes tax). By the time apps requiring the extra grunt of the 3GS come out I'll be able to pick one of thise up 2nd hand as the next gen phone comes out.
  11. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Yup. Savings account is your best friend. After you get the iPod touch that is :)
  12. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
    AUD$59 a month for

    $680 worth of calls
    Unlimited SMS and MMS
    700mb data
  13. esadb macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
  14. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    What country are you in?

    I too am 15 and I'm getting a prepaid iPhone 3GS 16GB for £440, after that the unlimited data is free for a year and I can choose to have free minutes or free texts (how many I get depends on how much I top up) and of course you will still have the credit to use on whatever you want. I usually top-up £10 (so it's £10 a month) and get 300 free texts and use my £10 credit if I need to make calls or something.

    E-mail is of course free because of the data.

    You can also get a 8GB 3G for £350 and get the same deals.
  15. lw9090 macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    $3 a day

    So you could say it cost's $3 per day. :p
  16. inf macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2006
    Helsinki, Finland
    My costs varies pretty much every month.

    Unlimited dataplan=14.90e (1meg bandwidth)

    + phone calls

    I pretty much use IM's and email with my buddies so not much phone calls every day.

    Usually it's like 25e/month.
  17. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    ~$150.00 for two iPhones, 1500 texts each and 1400 shared minutes.
  18. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    To answer a few questions:
    - I know I am pretty young, but I'm pretty much set for college(by my parents).
    - I live in the United States(Las Vegas, NV to be exact)
    - I don't have to pay for a house or anything cause I'm only 15 turning 16. So I figured I'm going to work 3 days a week, Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night(during the school year) at somewhere that pays $10 an hour. I can work 5 hours each day. You get paid bi-weekly at most jobs so thats $150 each week, a little less than $300(because of tax), and around $600 a month. I don't want to spend my whole check, which is why I made this topic.

    Do you live in the US?
  19. tehreflex macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    $99 - Nation Unlimited Voice
    $30 - Unlimited Data
    $20 - Unlimited texting
    + 20% discount

    My bill should be around $120...even though last bill was $200 but that was due to prorated charges n such.
  20. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    $40 - 450 w/rollover
    $30 - Unlimited data
    $5 - 200 texts
    $9 - taxes and fees

    I'm thinking about dropping the text feature and just paying $.20/txt. I never send or receive texts anyway. That will bring it to $79/mo

    I was paying $64/mo before, so the marginal cost is just $15. And when my wife joins my plan later this month we will share a $700 minute plan for $70, saving me $5.
  21. zali0n macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2006
    Kent, UK
    I pay £15 a month for unlimited texts, 800 minutes any network/anytime, unlimited internet, unlimited internet on USB dongle as well. All with Orange UK, god I love my unlocked iPhone :)
  22. Coaldust macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    What happens when your iphone gives up the ghost ? are you stuffed.
  23. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Um...he buys a new one?
  24. zali0n macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2006
    Kent, UK
    not really, Orange threw in a free phone as well :D

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