Option for 3G or Edge Plan or no data at all?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NiroshanMan, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    I know some of you are pissed by the $10 increase on the plan, but do you think AT&T will allow users to either drop to Edge so they don't have to pay as much or drop the data plan in whole so they don't have to pay a whole $20-30 more a month? They sneaked this in recently for the first gen iPhones, itd be great if they did it to this.
     
  2. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming you would be able to buy an iPhone with just a voice plan and NO data plan. (to save 30 bucks) But I don't think you can ask for the "EDGE plan" as it no longer exists. There is only 1 data plan and that is $30 bucks. The only people who can still pay just $20 are current iPhone users with data plans who do not upgrade to the new iPhone.

    Correct me if I'm mistaken.
     
  3. NiroshanMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Pantocrator macrumors member

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    The current iphone does not let you not have a data plan, so the next won't either. ATT lost money due to the subsidy, so they will not let you catch a break at all.
     
  5. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    With the current iPhone, ATT gives you the option of subtracting EDGE access from your phone and reduces your bill 20 bucks.
     
  6. Hecklerdanny macrumors 6502

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    Speaking of no more Edge data plan, I'm wondering what they're going to do with someone in my case. 3G is NOT available here, so what am I going to do? They don't really expect me to pay for something that isn't available here, do they?
     
  7. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the exact same thing.
     
  8. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    You aren't paying 30 bucks for 3G, you're paying for "DATA". The iPhone (as of today) provides its data via 3G and/EDGE. If you are out of a 3G area, it will use the EDGE network. If you don't have 3G anywhere near you, it will use the EDGE network.

    So yes, I highly doubt people who live in 3G-less areas get to be reimbursed $30.
     
  9. CrazEtooN macrumors regular

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    You are missing the point. The increase in price was to bring it in line with At&t's OTHER smartphone data plans.

    BlackBerry Personal= $30/mo for unlimited data, no texts
    PDA Personal= $30/mo for unlimited data, no texts

    Those prices are regardless of you being in a 3G or EDGE area, they are just the prices. The iPhone jumped a level in phone categorization today and will now be priced accordingly. It is not solely because of being 3G.
     

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