Why ATT charges higher data plan & text prices to iPhone & Blackberry users?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolwater, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    I see that AT&T charges $15 for Data Unlimited and $30 for Messaging & Data Unlimited for Samsung Eternity users.

    Why can't iPhone (and Blackberry as well) users get that same pricing from the same carrier--AT&T?

    Anyone knows why? Perhaps, technical difference between Eternity and iPhone/Blackberry?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    AT&T (and other US carriers) have cheaper data plans for phones that aren't considered PDA/Smartphones.

    The Eternity isn't considered a PDA/Smartphone, so it qualifies for the cheaper data plan.
     
  3. coolwater thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    I thought Eternity is a smart phone... I guess it's not.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Quickly googling some reviews of it, it doesn't appear to be.
     
  5. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget windows mobile and palm phones. They charge $30 for them too. It's a universal fee for their entire smartphone lineup.
     

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