AT&T prices iPhone 3G data plan at $30, nixes rev share deal

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  • Reply 101 of 103
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 4metta View Post


    Wrong. There are other options.



    The new iPhone will run on 2G and get double the battery life while doing it. 3G speeds on it remain to be seen but even at it's most optimistic will not be better than WiFi which is very accessible to many people at work, school, home, etc.



    To anybody who is hesitant to sign the contract with AT&T (with good reason), just wait a bit and watch the hackers do their work. You can rest assured it will be unlocked.



    Winterspan's point still stands. If you want OS X v2.0 with 2G and WiFi on EDGE why not buy one of the hundreds of thousands of 2G iPhones that will be sold very shortly instead of paying $400 for a new 3g iPhone that you can't utilize.



    All reports are that AT&T will require a contract up front and Apple Stores will have some system setup that will charge you an extra $200 if you don't sign up with AT&T within 30 days.
  • Reply 102 of 103
    Personally what I would hope for is the option to NOT pay for 3G service and save that 10$ a month.



    I live in an area that doesn't have 3G service, so the original 2G data plan would still be awesome for me. I could just keep the 3G option turned off on the phone.



    Then if 3G were ever implemented here, I would have the option of adding it to my account without extending my contract.
  • Reply 103 of 103
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mbradley67 View Post


    Personally what I would hope for is the option to NOT pay for 3G service and save that 10$ a month.



    I live in an area that doesn't have 3G service, so the original 2G data plan would still be awesome for me. I could just keep the 3G option turned off on the phone.



    Then if 3G were ever implemented here, I would have the option of adding it to my account without extending my contract.



    It won't be an AT&T option, but if you can get it unlocked you may be able to use your current SIM in it without changing the plan. However, there is still the hurdle of avoiding the required subscription or paying the $400 fee, though that would save you $40 over the 2 years*.



    * Note that if you exchange your phone after one year the $200 subsidized price has now save you $80 for that year. (12 x $10 = $120 vs. $200)
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