AT&T iPhone Rate Plans and iPhone Release Date

Now that the release of the iPhone has been slated for June 29th 2007, we can only start to speculate about the new rate plans that AT&T (Cingular) will be offering for the hottest cell phone to ever hit the market. I’d expect AT&T to try to make a killing off of the newest release from Apple, but it looks like their rate plans will be somewhat reasonable:

$39.99 a month for 450 minutes, unlimited mobile to mobile calling, and 5,000 night and weekend minutes. The data plans will start at $4.99 a month for 200 messages OR a $19.99 a month data plan for 200 messages plus unlimited Internet and Visual Voicemail.

Looks like you’ll be spending $60/month minimum in order to get yourself rolling on the iPhone with a sweet data plan and a little bit of calling capability. $20/month for an unlimited data plan would be great… I think that’s currently what people are paying for data usage on the Blackberry.

3 thoughts on “AT&T iPhone Rate Plans and iPhone Release Date”

  1. An unlimited data plan will be absolutely critical for the iPhone. Or, wait until after you get your first bill to feel the pain of not having unlimited data.

  2. No matter how many features are in a phone, if the plan is priced out of range for mere mortals, a second “iPhone(iPod) revolution” can never be. Apple’s hopes for this product is to spark just that. Att however wants a signature product to spark the transition of Cingular Wireless to ATT Wireless and get people talking about something people havent cared about for a long time – phone companies.

    I will be a little bit of the codger here…I remember when the various palm devices debut at around this price…$399 or thereabouts and executives were the only interested parties. At a full $100 more, can Apple and ATT afford not to have sustainable sales (beyond Apple’s thongs of rabid fans of course)?

    Is $500 and another $60-100 a month for 24 months (that’s $1440-$2400 by the way) too much to ask for the Jesus Phone? I guess we’ll know in just a few short days. As for me, I am going to ride this storm out a bit and risk NOT being the first guy on my block. I think I’ll wait until I know they have a good product instead of absorbing a lot of speculation (that’s all people have at this point) and Apple preaching/bashing.

  3. After taking the time to play around with an iPhone over the weekend at the Apple store, I must admit that the phone is absolutely amazing and I think there will definitely be an iPhone revolution. People will find a way to buy this phone – if Apple/AT&T were smart, they’d offer a finance option that just added $20/month into the service plan to pay off the cost of the iPhone.

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