iPhone Plan Pricing...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jake36wi41, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jake36wi41 macrumors member

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    I'm sure everyone has seen the reports today about the iPhone's service plan prices being completely out of whack w/ other "competitors" (although I searched and didn't find any threads...) but I found this particular article interesting (albeit a little rant-ish) http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/41524/146/

    Maybe the change of the plan price structure and anyone that changes to a new plan re-ups for another year or two? That way the consumer is happy w/ lower prices and AT&T locks in people who might go elsewhere (especially if today's iPhone to Verizon rumors are true...)

    Anyway, just throwing this out there, bored at the end of a work day :p
     
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I came from Verizon and the price plan was the same for a smart phone. The advantage AT&T has is with the roll over minutes.
     
  3. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    check around, its more expensive, thats a fact.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Price plans compared to other companys minute plans and unlimited data is around there on average for smartphones.
     
  5. Cakester macrumors regular

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    Prove it.
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I came from Sprint using a Treo 650. My bills were right around $73 with the lowest minute plan. With AT&T, it is about the same. This is why it wasn't hard for me to move to an iPhone. Same pricing.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Not compared to Verizon for the same hour plan with data. Even their text plans are the same.
     
  8. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Verizon rebuffed that with their version of MyCircle...
     
  9. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    T-mobile g1 - $24.99= unlim data +400 txt
    iPhone 3g - 34.99= unlim Data + 200 txt
     
  10. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    That's not unlimited data, that's unlimited Web, HUGE difference. On AT&T it's unlimited data, web, visual voicemail, file transfers, etc.
     
  11. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the G1's unlimited data plan isn't just restricted to HTTP.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    TMobiles 3G is what in 2-3 places in the US.
    Most likelly you'll be using Edge speeds. Coverage and data speeds makes a big difference.

     
  13. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    That's an over the top exageration. But the point is the cost. ATT 3g is not in every single place is it. My friend has the g1 and has 3g and that is what he is paying, it's cheaper.
     
  14. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    I checked T-Mobile's site before I posted, but I think you are actually correct.

    I rechecked the Blackberry data plans, etc and all use the same terminology. T-Mobile should be a little more clear I suppose. :)
     
  15. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    You have no idea what you are talking about do you. Stop making up stuff. G1 has unlim data.
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Why are you guys arguing about other carriers? The article says this:

    This is their main point: That specifically it's the iPhone rates that are overpriced. Not that AT&T costs too much, but the iPhone itself has bad plans.

    Now, as far as I know, Blackberries on AT&T cost the same for minutes and data. Don't they?

    What this basically means is that the article is dumber than a sack of bricks, but they've mangaged to hide that by somehow getting all of you into arguing about T-Mobile instead.
     
  17. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Did you read before posting? Check my last post. :)
     
  18. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    OH:cool:
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont know but I thought Tmobile 3G started rolling out last summer so Im not sure if its up to par with AT&T's 3G speeds or coverage.
    But either way, noone is forcing anyone to sign up with AT&T. If you cant afford it or think its too expensive then dont. Theres plenty of companys out there.


     

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