What will you pay for the iPhone service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aperture, May 3, 2007.

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How much per month will you pay for the iPhone?

  1. $20-$30

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. $30-$40

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. $40-$50

    16 vote(s)
    28.1%
  4. $50+

    17 vote(s)
    29.8%
  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    As the title says, how much are you willing to pay per month for the service on the iPhone? Are you willing to pay the phone service + a $39.99 data plan? (I know they will have different plans, just curious) I feel Apple/AT&T need to have low cost service for the iPhone in order to gain marketshare. I really don't know anyone willing to shell out $600 for a phone and then end up paying $60-$70 a month for a contract. Me? I'm willing to pay up to $40 a month for the entire thing. We'll see tho'.

    Oh, one quick note. If you are willing to pay +$50, that is 24 months, or a 2 year contract which comes out to $1200 + the $500-$600 for the phone itself. Therefore you are looking at paying close to 2 grand for a phone and contract for 2 years. I'd rather get a mac pro. :D
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I don't know...its going to be part of a family plan(if that possible!!) so its will be more, but I really want Internet, so as long as its not too much I'll get that unlimited
     
  3. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    I pay $40 a month now...$50 after taxes, etc. I'd certainly pay that. The $600 up front is just what you pay for excellent hardware. It's like buying a MBP instead of a Celeron powered Dell.
     
  4. neven macrumors 6502a

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    I currently pay $47 (after taxes) for my phone service alone. I'd pay an extra $20 for an unlimited data plan - so, $60-70 total.

    I pay $2,000 for my electric bill over 24 months; I'd rather get a Mac Pro with that money, too. Just saying, 75% of the phone plan cost is something I'd be paying anyway, with any phone.
     
  5. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    I'm paying $115 a month with Sprint right now, so $50 would be sweet! Actually, anything up to $85 is "free" to me, my co. reimburses me up to that much. :cool:
     
  7. CHROMEDOME macrumors regular

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    You should get on the Sprint SERO plan....


    With the iPhone having Wi Fi and no 3G I don't really know what I would pay for besides minutes and SMS messages.
     
  8. JNB macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the heads up - I hadn't encountered that before. Unfortunately, it's only 500 minutes a month - I'm usually in the 1400-1600 range every month. Other than that, SERO is killer. I still kinda like Sprint (can't beat all-you-can-eat data). I just freaking despise my Treo anymore.
     
  9. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    I will pay what they ask as long as it is in the range of what the Cingular/AT&T BlackBerry plan is.
     
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  11. cepler macrumors member

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    No real reason for me to pay more than my current plan which is $30/mo for unlimited data+500min voice.
     
  12. cepler macrumors member

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    SERO has plans higher than 500 minutes. 1250 for $49.99 and 2500 for $99.99.
     
  13. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is this with Cingular/AT&T or what? Seems like a good deal because I would use texting and data a load more than than actual voice and don't want to be stuck paying $30 for one at another $30 for the other.
     
  14. mikeymoves macrumors member

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    I would pay whatever it takes to get that goodness in my hands!!
     
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I haven't decided yet. Maybe as much as $60/month, since I do pay $40/month with verizon as of now. That would hurt on top of a $600 phone, but hopefully there will be some kind of subsidy of either the phone or the service. If it's $80+ per month (voice plan + data plan) then I'm definitely out.

    you're right about the total cost, but for most of us, the choice is not iphone or no phone. It's iphone or somewhat-less-expensive-but-still-expensive phone. The question is what will the marginal difference between the iphone and a standard phone look like?
     
  16. asphalt-proof macrumors 6502a

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    I currently pay $40 for the voice and $20 for the data on my Cingular account. I'd pay that per month and maybe go up to 70 or 80 per month if the keyboard is really good.
     
  17. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just not a phone person. I can count the phone calls I make in a month on one hand.
     
  18. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502

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    I'd pay up to $30 to get the iPhone unlocked to use with my Tmobile service :)
     

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