Tuesday, June 26, 2007

iPhone Service Plans Announced

AT&T and Apple today announced three service plans for the iPhone starting at US$59.99 per month. All three plans include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail, 200 SMS text messages, roll-over minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling.

All iPhone monthly service plans are available for individuals and families and are based on a new two-year service agreement with AT&T. Individual plans are priced as follows:

$59.99 for 450 minutes

$79.99 for 900 minutes

$99.99 for 1,350 minutes.

All plans include unlimited data (email and Web), Visual Voicemail, 200 SMS text messages, roll over minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile and a one-time activation fee of $36. Family plans are also available.

I use 2500 minutes a month, which I figured to be $149.99 a month + taxes.


Anonymous said...

I'm surprised with these. In a good way. No way did I think you'd get unlimited data for $60 a month. Plus they allow Cingular's old feature of rollover minutes.

200 text messages isn't a lot for text junkies, but you can get 1,500 for $10 a month.

Daring Fireball seemed to think the Family plans were prices high, but I don't agree there.


FYT said...

Actually I'm told you'll be able to add the unlimited plan for $4.99 a month extra. (That's the current price if you have a $50+ plan)

The plans that Daring Firebal mentioned (that were posted on the Apple website and not AT&T's) are prices IN ADDITION TO current plans. The 3 tiers I mentioned here are individual plans.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I follow you. DF felt that the family plan 700 at $110 ($80 base plus $30 for second phone) was not as good as two 450 individuals at $60 each.

In his view it was $110 versus $120 but 700 minutes versus 900. Only $10 to get 200 more minutes. As I pointed out, though, the 900 minutes would not shared, and that can make all the difference.

As for text messaging, Apple's activation video shows 1,500 messages for $10 and unlimited for $20. But that may only apply to iPhone plans. I know you can use other plans, but the iTunes activation seems to be only about the iPhone plans.

FYT said...

This really isn't as much clout as it seems like I'm placing emphasis on but I'm working with AT&T and I'm told that we will be able to add ANY current plan to any iPhone plan. These plans may vary by regio too. I do know that you will have to work from the base plans and pay the base prices that have been disclosed. I can say - I think it will be nothing short of mayhem but Apple's plan for iTunes activation is also genius and REALLY helps.