Question on contract cost

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SmilesLots, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. SmilesLots macrumors regular

    SmilesLots

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    I'm thinking about getting an iPhone4, but was wondering what the people here have experienced as real world contract costs. Since I have never had a mobile phone I would probably go for the minimum to start, and then see if it is useful enough to upgrade service. TIA
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    with a 2 year contract (24 months)

    Data
    $15 (200mb) a Month x 24 = $360 (not recommended for a Smart Phone)
    $25 (2Gb) a Month x 24 = $600

    Voice
    $39.00 x 24 = $959.76

    Text Message
    $5.00 (200 text) x 24 = $120
     
  3. vong macrumors 6502a

    vong

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    not to high jack, but after the 24 months, i can keep the phone right? so i can turn off data and still use the iphone?
     
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

    IrishVixen

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    Yes, you keep the phone. No, you cannot just turn off data--if you have an iPhone on AT&T, they require you pay for a data plan for it.
     
  5. vong macrumors 6502a

    vong

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    wow that is rather lame than. can't i jailbreak it or something? so i can use it without having to have a data plan.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Virtually all carriers require data plans on smart phones. It doesn't matter if you jailbreak or not; you will still have to pay for data plan.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    the only way to eliminate Data is to change to a prepaid phone (no data) plan after your 24 month contract ends (sadly it means a new # also).
     

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