So the new Iphone will cost at least $70 a month??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thenewguy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Am I understanding that correctly?

    Data plans are $30/month in addition to the voice plans which start at $39.99?

    So for customers interested in the new iphone they'll pay $200-$300 AND at least $70/month? That's $840 a year!
  2. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    + tax and other fees making your bill no less then $80 lol i know!
  3. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006

    i'm really not excited about this plastic 3g phone anymore.

    everything that could go wrong went wrong yesterday.

    WHAT A ****** KEYNOTE
  4. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    It's actually $35 a month + $39.99. So $75 at least plus taxes.
  5. TexasAg macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2008
    AT&T has said for the past year that voice plans start at $40/month. Also, most other "smartphone" users pay at least $30/month for data service. The first iPhone was not classified as a "smartphone," so it qualified for the smaller $20/month data plan. The change in pricing just brings the iPhone in line with all other smartphones on AT&T.
  6. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    Wow. I was REALLY thinking of getting out of my family's Verizon family plan for this - but they are asking almost A THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR plus purchase price.

    How does the pricing work for family plans? Like if my family of 4 wanted to switch over to an AT&T family plan?
  7. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2006
    You'd have your regular family plan, then it'd be 30 a month extra for the data.

    This is only 10 dollars more expensive per month than the first iPhone, and you get 3G. These prices are on par with other smartphones.
  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    You'll have to check, but the family plans for ATT are generally $10/line for each line over 2. First two lines are included, but the minutes don't quite line up with the individual plans, but are generally individual plan +$20 for second line (you get somewhat fewer minutes at each tier). IPhone data is full price for each iPhone line.
  9. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    It is actually an extra $15 per month, not $10. A lot of people are forgetting this but you now have to add SMS texts also.
  10. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2006
    this is the Exact Same Price as Blackberry on AT&T Stop Whining!

    The cheapest AT&T Voice Plan is 39.99 Regardless of your phone/device.
    The cheapest AT&T Data Plan is 35
  11. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    People make a big deal about this, but it's roughly the cost of, say, a Warcraft subscription, or a couple of extra DVDs for your Netflix. Or two meals at McDonalds. Each month.
  12. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    Has anyone found where we can actually view the plans? I can't find it on AT&T and Apple has deleted the plans from their website (sneaky, sneaky.)
  13. stlwx21 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    A couple of questions or concerns I had..

    Does ATT now honor education, gov't, corporate discounts on the iPhone plan?

    Also, with the 200 texts 5 bucks, can you still get unlimited text ATT mobile to ATT mobile for an extra 5 bucks a month?
  14. Mankin5344 macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2007
    NE Ohio
    I am really not seeing a problem with raising the price of the data plan. Only ten more dollars than my current iPhone is not that bad. Plus you get the added bonus of getting an iPhone for under 200.
  15. 99X macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    This is why the current iPhone is cheaper... because they're going to increase how much you pay monthly and get their money back plus some more...

    it costs $70.92 ($39.99 plan + $20.00 Data & 200 txt messages + $10.93 Taxes) for the current iPhone...

    the new 3G phone: $90.00 ($39.99 plan + $30.00 data + $5.00 for 200 txt messages + $15.00 taxes (Aprox))

    you're looking at about a $20 increase a month to get the new iPhone... you're paying an extra $450 in that contract, which is about the price of the iPhone. Don't think it's cheaper, because it isn't.
  16. Slip macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2007
    Wiltshire, England
    Much like the iPhones first showing here in GB, £269 for the phone and then the higher plans took it to over a grand a year ($2000).

    From what I've heard, it looks like O2 are planning to do a PAYG model so I'll be taking that route, and of course unlocking it and using my current SIM. ;)

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