I am paying $105 a month for 500 minutes + Unlimited Messaging....WHY???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by markuw09, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. markuw09 macrumors newbie

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    I am reading all these threads about people paying 50 bucks a month or so. How are you guys getting these deals? after taxes I am just over a 100 bucks. What am i doing wrong? I live in seattle and i bought my 3gs from an apple store....
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    They're on tmobile, I'm assuming. I haven't seen anyone with a bill less than $70 on at&t
     
  3. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    My bill is always 67$ a month.

    I am on an iPhone 3GS with 550 anytime minutes, unlimited weekends and 5000 minutes nights (I think, cant remember). 200 text messages.

    I have a 15% discount through my employer. I'd check into that option if I were you.

    I also worked the system where AT&T thinks my iPhone 3GS is an iPhone 3G and thus gives me the unlimited data and 200 text messages for 20$ a month extra.
     
  4. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    i pay £15 ($22.56) a month for
    unlimited same network to same network calls
    300mins to any network
    unlimited internet
    unlimited texts.

    Thankfully the rip-off britain isn't so rip-off for mobile deals.
     
  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I just paid my first normal bill since I got my iPhone and it was $88.83--same plan I had for 450 minutes with added data for $30 and $5 for 200 text messages. No comment as to if that is good, bad or indifferent--it just is my bill for my iPhone.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    That does sound expensive; my operator in NZ charges about US$80 for 500* minutes and unlimited messaging.

    *It's actually 250 minutes. I believe that AT&T charges for incoming calls and that these calls decrement your monthly minutes (can someone confirm?). As incoming calls are free here, I've halved the minute allocation for a closer comparison.


    Personally I use nowhere near that much. I'm paying for 50 minutes (100 "US minutes") and 150 texts, which costs me US$25/month. That's plenty for me :)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Actually thats only on the 2G iphones.
    3G and 3GS need the $30 data and texts not included.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is correct.
    The person that makes the call gets charged and also the person that receives it. So same 5 minute call for example gets charged to both calling parties.
     
  9. iphonegeek786 macrumors 6502

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  10. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    3 mobile wins again :cool:
     
  11. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

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    +1 on this.
    The deals you can get in the UK seem far superior to those in the US or any other country it would seem. I know the 3 deal isn't strictly an iPhone deal but it sure beats any deal in the US. Plus 3 are renowned for data usage, they just don't care what you do. Streaming videos etc.

    A family member has an iPhone and pays £45 a month I think and obviously had to pay for the phone as well. I just cannot justify these costs just because the phone is 'better' than others.
     
  12. AAPLaday Guest

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    Whoa? You guys get minutes taken out of your allowance if someone else is using theirs to ring you? :eek:
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I know! Everyone from the UK that comes here is shocked by it. It's because no carrier wants to agree to not charge for it unless they all agree... Sprint doesn't want to not charge for calls from AT&T because they want their money too. :mad:

    Sucks for us!

    My I'm doing the cheapest iPhone 3G plan (500 min) with the 200 messages/month for $5. I don't make many calls and if I do about half my texting with Google Voice + TextFree. I also get a discount through my work and that puts me at just under $70/month. Kind of a lot. If my contract was up I'd have already bought the Nexus One. It's pretty good, not quite the iPhone, but a much cheaper plan!
     

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