Apple announces iPhone monthly plans


iPhone plansApple and AT&T have finally unveiled their three monthly subscription plans for the iPhone:

  • $59.99 for 450 minutes
  • $79.99 for 900 minutes
  • $99.99 for 1350 minutes

These plans all include unlimited data transfer (web and mail), video messaging, 200 SMS messages and unlimited calls between mobile devices. Basically, what this means is that you can pretty much do anything you want with your phone, as long as you do not go over your monthly time limit.

Naturally, subscribers will have to go through iTunes to activate their iPhone plan. They will also have to pay a one-time activation fee of $36.

Now let’s calculate how much an iPhone will cost you over the first year using the 450 minutes plan:

8GB iPhone: $600
Activation fee: $36
Monthly fee: 59.99 X 12: $719.88
total: $1355.99

Ouch.

And this price doesn’t even include taxes.

Now that you know this dear readers, let me ask you a question: Are you still interested in getting an iPhone?

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8 Responses to Apple announces iPhone monthly plans

  1. Things that turned me off:

    1. Contractual obligations

    2. Associated with AT & T.

    3. Ridiculous price of the iPhone.

    4. Ridiculous price of the phone package.

    5. Apple 1st and even 2nd get items ALWAYS have problems.

    6. I hate those fucking Apple ads especially that Mac vs Pc ad so much now that I'm not gonna get any apple product EVER again….just because! :-)

  2. Things that turned me off:

    1. Contractual obligations
    2. Associated with AT & T.
    3. Ridiculous price of the iPhone.
    4. Ridiculous price of the phone package.
    5. Apple 1st and even 2nd get items ALWAYS have problems.
    6. I hate those fucking Apple ads especially that Mac vs Pc ad so much now that I’m not gonna get any apple product EVER again….just because! :-)

  3. Considering they seem to be pricing the data portion of the plan at about $20, I think they are pricing the voice portion about $10 too high, for the plan minutes. If their plans had about 200 more minutes, the pricing would be OK. Still, there's NO WAY I'm forking out $499 for a phone. When they can get it down to $199, either with or without some type of rebate or credit arrangement, then maybe I'll bite. Still, forking out $720/year for service is a harsh reality. My own limit is closer to $500.

  4. Considering they seem to be pricing the data portion of the plan at about $20, I think they are pricing the voice portion about $10 too high, for the plan minutes. If their plans had about 200 more minutes, the pricing would be OK. Still, there’s NO WAY I’m forking out $499 for a phone. When they can get it down to $199, either with or without some type of rebate or credit arrangement, then maybe I’ll bite. Still, forking out $720/year for service is a harsh reality. My own limit is closer to $500.

  5. No.

    Not paying that much for a phone, sorry. Also, I don't need a phone to do what I can do on my computer anyway…

    I agree with the Apple ad-hating, too.

  6. No.

    Not paying that much for a phone, sorry. Also, I don’t need a phone to do what I can do on my computer anyway…

    I agree with the Apple ad-hating, too.

  7. hell no….you forgot to add in your article that most people have a cell phone plan….with me for example…i got t-mobile….to cancel that and add an iphone monthly is another 200 dollars. plus i wont be using my razr which cost me another 200 dollars. plus i wont use my ipod which cost me another 200+ dollars. so you add all this to your calculated price is roughly 2,000 dollars. just ridiculous. Why on earth I would want to spend that much money when I already got a good cell plane…got a good cell phone….and got an ipod. 2000 dollars to go online on that tiny screen? Or to look at pictures on it? Besides this pricey crap will be free after mail in rebate in about 2 years with an extended cell phone plan….if not, you wont see me drop a tear over it.

  8. hell no….you forgot to add in your article that most people have a cell phone plan….with me for example…i got t-mobile….to cancel that and add an iphone monthly is another 200 dollars. plus i wont be using my razr which cost me another 200 dollars. plus i wont use my ipod which cost me another 200+ dollars. so you add all this to your calculated price is roughly 2,000 dollars. just ridiculous. Why on earth I would want to spend that much money when I already got a good cell plane…got a good cell phone….and got an ipod. 2000 dollars to go online on that tiny screen? Or to look at pictures on it? Besides this pricey crap will be free after mail in rebate in about 2 years with an extended cell phone plan….if not, you wont see me drop a tear over it.

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