iPhone monthly rates????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erkanasu, May 14, 2007.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    So the phone will cost 500-600 bucks. How much will the monthly rates go for? Seems like it could be super expensive if all the features are enabled(e.g. google directions)
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    sorry, we don't know yet... people have guessed and estimated all over this forum, you could try flipping through old threads.

    but to find out for sure, we'll just have to wait until AT&T lets some more info slip :)
  3. Troyte83 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    i figure that the cheapest call plan is 39.99 a month and the data plan with unlimited data is 19.99 a month so before taxes and all thos fees you ar looking at abouth 60 dollars a month, after taxes probably 80 dollars. then again i am just estimating. they might even have a speical iphone plan that includes all that who knows?
  4. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    I am hoping something like this happens....AT&T has unlimited data for $20 a month, and they just released unlimited texts (pics and vid) to ANY network for $20 a month. I am hoping that to promote the iPhone and all its uses, that they will combine the two for $25-30. We shall find out soon.
  5. gr8gatzby macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    why would it differ eh?

    The monthly rate plans for the iPhone will not deviate from the rate plans for any other smartphone or pda that Cingular offers, as there will be no apple specific service offered (like the blackberry). The iPhone will just be another device in the Cingular/AT&T lineup that does the same thing as any other PDA in the their closet of toys, just thinking differently, of course.
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    $20/month unlimited data is for regular phones only.
    It is $40/month for unlimited data on PDA/smartphones.
    There is no reason to believe pricing will be any different for the iPhone.
  7. afbuckeye macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2007
  8. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    But for those prices the phone/smartphone is free. As the iPhone is not free, see huge cut on monthly bills. If not, it's one huge rip-off.
  9. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Don't expect any savings. my blackberry through cingular is $100/mo (900 minutes, unlimited data, 1500 text messages) and that is CHEAPER than the PDA plans.

    And the phones are most definitely not free. After carrier subsidy my Blackberry was $200. That's one of the cheapest smartphones they offer. The other ones were $300+ after subsidy.

    Don't expect any discounts, this is a high dollar luxury item and the bills are going to reflect that. Cingular doesn't really make any money off the phone sales, that's apple's profit area, so the monthly bills are gonna be HIGH.
  10. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
  11. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    I would expect iPhone to be treated as a device with its own plans, contrary to the poster who said there were no Iphone-specific services. Visual Voicemail is at least one we know of. We don't yet know whether AT&T will lean toward considering it a smartphone or a PDA.

    5 mb of data usage on iPhone would be laughable. Since it features a rich browser which downloads pages comparable in size to those you browse on your desktop, you'd go through 5 mb in a few days of casual browsing. I estimate that a typical web page has at least 50 kb of data; that gives you 100 page views (perhaps more with caching, perhaps less with larger pages).
  12. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    Thanks Neven.
    I really hope the additional/data/internet/voicemail plans are less than $40.00.
  13. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Well currently, unlimited data service is $45 for a PDA phone (I'd expect a comparable price, since this is what the windows mobile devices are serviced with), and 1000 text messages is an additional $10. Visual voicemail for the blackberry (yes, it's already been done) is $10/mo for the first 40 messages and I think like 40 cents a message after that through the provider who services it.

    I'd expect a minimum of $50 for the data plan with text messages. the blackberry plans with 1000 text messages are $40 and they don't have a feature rich internet system.

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