Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.


macrumors 68000
May 31, 2006
i don't think it's true but it would definitely be a smart move since a lot of the complaints about the iPhone are related to its high price.


macrumors 604
Mar 8, 2005
Washington D.C
I have to say that would be very very welcomed! Either way I'll have 600USD waiting until we get Offical word otherwise


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 8, 2006
Sometimes here mostly there
My money are alo waiting :eek: , but that would be great new. I cant sign a contract cos I usually spend only about 6 months/year in US. That kind of price drop could indicate that WHITHOUT contract just as PAYG service wold be 499 and 599. I would save at least 200 on early contract termination fee :p


macrumors 6502a
Sep 8, 2006
It would be sweet if this were true, I dont think anyone would complain about a $200 price drop lol.

They said the data plan would be $19.99/month....I dont think anyone as really answered my question. Would it really be nessissary? Besides not having internet/possible visual VM capabilities when you couldnt get a WiFi connection?


macrumors 6502
Feb 8, 2007
San Antonio, Texas
There is no way thats a real ad, it doesn't look very professional at all. Doesn't it seem strange how the only picture of the iPhone in the ad is the same one you can pull off the apple site or Google images? I think if this was a Cingular ad that the iPhone would be the biggest most noticeable thing on the ad. Thats just my two cents.;)

Analog Kid

macrumors 604
Mar 4, 2003
Seems to me that if this was an iPhone ad, the girl would be talking on an iPhone...


macrumors 68040
Jan 15, 2006
well i just saw this online on and like all rumors (and macrumors favourtie quote) It took it with a pinch of salt!


macrumors member
Apr 27, 2005
Oklahoma, OK
Seems to me that if this was an iPhone ad, the girl would be talking on an iPhone...

Well, it does look really disjointed and amateurish in general. But if it was just for a survey they may not have taken as much time to put it together.

I tell you one thing, though: I reckon demand would be much bigger at the lower prices.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 21, 2005
This is one of those 'surveys' where they want you to put in personal information, as you dodge the 50 flashing pop-ups. Including name and email so they can 'contact you if you win the prize.' The next day, your email is spammed with 400 spams. You can never get that email back. Also 'surveys' like this are know for installing spyware and adware all over your PC. And yes this is an easily doctored photo. Just to pull you in for the 'survey.'


  • survey-01b.jpg
    124.1 KB · Views: 1,862


macrumors 68040
Jan 31, 2005
La Jolla, CA
either lower the iPhone price or offer a reduction in AT&T service.
If they keep the current service plans and iPhone prices, I am sorry but I'll pass. I rather wait for the touchscreen widescreen iPod and keep my current carrier and phone.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2005
California, US
Seems to me that if this was an iPhone ad, the girl would be talking on an iPhone...

I thought of that too, but this is not really claiming to be an ad. It is just supposed to test price points.

I would love to see a price cut with a contract. Engadget suggested that the price cut could allow cingular to sell the phone outside of coverage areas without a contract. Sounds great, buy the phone but not be able to use the phone part for 500/600 or buy the phone and a contract for 300/400.


macrumors 68040
Jan 15, 2006
well it has been updated saying it appears to be real! hmmmm....

(I wonder how those people feel who are like "so obviously fake, good obviously PS" and it turns out to be real!)


macrumors newbie
Jan 8, 2007

This is a 100% fake. I am a graphic designer, and these images are simply smashed together from the cingular site. Also to the person who said it seems odd they are only offering 200 email messages, reread. It says 200 messages, refering to text messages. Cingular has never limited the amount of emails, since it says unlimited internet, you could go to gmail mobile and access as many as you wanted anyway.

Over all point being however this is completely fake, and not sure who made the update saying it looks like its real. After all the fake iPhone pictures, you would think people would have a better eye.


macrumors G5
May 2, 2002
Maybe Apple wants non-subsidized prices but AT&T is trying to convince Apple otherwise.

I don't really care that much--lower up-front cost or lower monthly rates--as long as I get my savings in some form!


macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PalmSource/Palm-D052; Blazer/4.5) 16;320x320)

this really isn't an argument if the image was photoshopped together. it was. no question of that. not even a debate.

the question is if a survey was real

it was.

so, it doesn't matter if the image is a poorly thrown together image.. it was done at (presumably) an official request.
now, whether or not it means anything ... who knows.


macrumors 6502
Feb 17, 2006
The data plans seem a bit low too. $19.99 for unlimited internet, voicemail, and 200 email messages? I get more email than that in a week.

That is the plan I am on currently actually with my Samsung Blackjack. It's 200 "text messages" and unlimited data. It's called the MediaMax 200 plan.

That plan is a typical "Smartphone" data plan, the higher priced data plans are used for "PDA" phones with faster processors. If AT&T decides to classify the iPhone as a Smartphone and allow the cheaper plan, that is great news for all of us looking to get one.

Also of note, data plan on Cingular will allow any transfer rate your device can do. You don't pay more to get HSDPA/UTMS (3G) access over the EDGE (2.75G). Maybe AT&T is assuming since you are only getting slower EDGE speeds with the iPhone they'll allow it to use the Smartphone plans to help sell data plans to users.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.