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Apple 3G iPhone Plans on AT&T Wireless: Official Rate

Well that long awaited Apple 3G iPhone announcement has been done and dusted, and it actually turns out that some of the rumours are correct, such as a slightly thicker body, GPS, big price reduction, Exchange friendly out of the box, and the big disappointment of not available immediately.

According to a spokesperson over at AT&T, on contract requirements, present AT&T customers will gain a “new customer status” when it comes to the Apple 3G iPhone. So everyone will receive the pricing of $199/$299 with existing AT&T customers resetting their contract for two years.

Furthermore, something that isn’t surprising is that AT&T is going to up its rates for the new Apple 3G iPhone. For example today users of the 1st-gen iPhone pay less for voice+data plans than owners of other smartphones and PDA’s. The lowest rate from AT&T for the original iPhone was $59.99 with 450 anytime minutes and unlimited data; however, the Apple 3G iPhone user will pay separately for voice and data with a combined plan beginning at $69.99.

Business accounts will be paying $45.00 per user for unlimited 3G data, while personal accounts will be paying $30.00 per month. Please note also that if a user is using a personal account they will still be able to access their companies Exchange server.

Users will of course need to sign up for a voice account on one of these plans: $39.99 = 450 minutes / $59.99 = 900 minutes / $79.99 = 1,350 minutes / and $99.99 gets you unlimited. There are also family plans available at: $69.99 = 700 minutes / $89.99 = 1,400 minutes / $109.99 = 2,100 minutes / $149.99 = 3,000 minutes / and $199.99 will get you unlimited minutes, also to remember is that you will need to add an extra $10.00 per line to the family rates.

As for the speculation of the Apple 3G iPhone incorporating video and cut and paste functionality, well I’m sure Jobs would have at least mentioned it if the 3G had them; still gives us all something to speculate over when the next generation Apple iPhone hits the net waves, and all this starts over again.

Source — zdnet

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  1. Jesper says:

    Rates, yes AT&T is making good money on this and Apple will be dominating the market, but a thing Apple are not good at is there consumers. lets just talk a bit about the old iPhone. thousands of costumers has been asking for copy / paste or cut / paste, but nothing happens. Even the new iPhone will not be able to do this. Why ? I personally have no idea, why they do not make this. It is a vital tool for any that has to communicate with a lot of people, and not share all the info. I have had the iPhone from when it came out and I’m still using it, many would say, ” if you are not happy with it, get another phone “, but it is not that simple. Cause the phone is good and I love the mail ( it just doesn’t support spam, so all your spam will go to your inbox, if the server you use is not a special kind ) and web browser. those things are great.
    Why did the the iPhone not go well in europe. Well Europe is light years in front of USA, so it is easy to please US. To sell in Europe and Asia you need to have a “super phone” and to be honest the old iPhone was nothing close to that.
    The new iPhone, will still have a hard time cause the technology is still old. 3G has been around in Asia and Europe for at-least 7 years. Europe was doing video calls on cell phones 6 years ago. Why do we not get that. why is there still no video camera function ?
    Apple is great at hyping products and to make them work so well, you just need to have MOBILE ME. Apple is perhaps just for me a bit to “smart”.
    So conclusion on my long comment is that I do think Apple will sell a lot, but I hope that Apple will start getting up to the beat of the consumers and LISTEN to them, cause they don’t