Questions about service plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eXoBrute, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. eXoBrute macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Hi guys im new to macrumors. I am thinking about buying a iphone 3g but i need some questions answered first. My main questions is what all do i have to pay more each month when i buy the iphone?

    I already have an AT&T plan that i can upgrade my phone on now. I have unlimited texts for my family. I have the family plan. I do not have any internet plan.

    So are there anymore charges then having a regular phone? Also do i need to have a internet plan? Cause i dont really need it because im in a wifi zone alot.

    I know it may sound a bit weird i just dont know how to ask. But basicly thats all i need to know. Thanks
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    You DO need a data plan for the iPhone (there have been reports of people sneaking out of them, but for 99.9% of the users haven't wiggled out of the data plan.) And you can use your family's text plan (I do.)
  3. crazyitalian198 macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    Yes, you will need to pay $30 more a months for 3G data. It is a requirement. You can not use the phone with AT&T unless you pay this internet fee. Also, text messaging is not free. You will need to pay for either 200, 1500, or unlimited minutes. If you are part of a corporation that has given you an email address, you can try to get a corporate discount on your account. I get 18% off the voice plan (aka, not that extra 30 a month). Also, I get my 1500 messages for only $8.99 more a month. Thats down from the typical 15. IF you had the old iPhone, you pay like 15 more a month. If you had a regular phone, you will be paying quite a bit more. Good Luck!
  4. eXoBrute thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    ok, Thanks very much for such a immediate response. One more question, I have the unlimited family texting, Will i still be able to use that on the iphone or will i have to pay more? And do they give military discounts to the 3g data plan?
  5. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    As I stated in my initial reply, you can use your unlimited family texts on your iPhone. I do now know about the military discount though.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Unlimited Text is $20 on top of the $30 data plan you have to get. If you have family unlimited texting you don't need to get the individual one.
  7. eXoBrute thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ok thanks guys i know jeremy you dont know bout the military discount but does anyone here know about it, like how much it gives you.

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