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Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: January 18, 2010 03:59PM
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 18, 2010 04:03PM
You wish.



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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: kap
Date: January 18, 2010 04:03PM
I'd like to know that myself. I suspect it will not happen until Verizon has iPhone, too.



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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 18, 2010 04:15PM
Not. Yet. Possibly. Never.

The scenario.

October 1, 2010. Verizon makes iPhones available on their network.
October 2, 2010. AT&T raises their early cancellation penalty to $20 Bajillion dollars, retroactive to January 1, 2010. Because they can.

October 1, 2012. The very last AT&T iPhone user goes past his or her 2 year agreement limit, and cancels out.
October 2, 2012. AT&T sells their remaining cellular business to Verizon.
October 3, 2012 Verizon raises their rates.



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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 18, 2010 04:24PM
They lowered the unlimited calls with data plan to $100/month. Doesn't include texting. AFAIK, the pricing on the other plans remains unchanged except for the 1350 minute plan which has been discontinued.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: January 18, 2010 04:34PM
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They lowered the unlimited calls with data plan to $100/month. Doesn't include texting. AFAIK, the pricing on the other plans remains unchanged except for the 1350 minute plan which has been discontinued.

That's what I thought, though I was hoping some of the lower tiered plans had dropped : )



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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: weapon
Date: January 18, 2010 04:37PM
that plan will not help most until AT&T rolls in the unlimited texting. I get a better deal on my old plan.

It becomes more pratical if you have a family type plan.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 18, 2010 04:41PM
be a cold day in h311 that i switch to verizon from ATT.

i know the rest of the USA seems to want to bitch about ATT, but they have been nearly 100% for me





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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: marksomebodyelse
Date: January 18, 2010 04:56PM
AT&T lowered the unlimited calling from $99 to $69 per month. Add the $30 unlimited data plan and the unlimited minutes and data is now $99 per month. That is a $360 per year savings.

Discussions about cell carriers is like talking about Macintosh and Windows everyone thinks they are correct.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Doc
Date: January 18, 2010 05:41PM
For the same price as the 500 minute/unlimited-data 3GS plan, you now can get unlimited voice and data.

For the roughly 1% of iPhone users who regularly go over 500 minutes a month, this has meaning.

Note that "unlimited data" is capped and still doesn't include text messaging.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: marksomebodyelse
Date: January 18, 2010 06:35PM
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Doc
For the same price as the 500 minute/unlimited-data 3GS plan, you now can get unlimited voice and data.

For the roughly 1% of iPhone users who regularly go over 500 minutes a month, this has meaning.

Note that "unlimited data" is capped and still doesn't include text messaging.

Doc where did you get the 1% number? Data is not capped on the "smartphone plan". Text is extra but not all users use more then 200 per month. The cost of the Iphone plans are comparable to the cost of other smart phones.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 18, 2010 08:17PM
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Doc
Date: January 18, 2010 08:33PM
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marksomebodyelse
Doc where did you get the 1% number?

It's a guess, but I think it's a good one. For most data and voice services, less than 2% of the customers ever exceed their plan-limits in a given billing period.

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marksomebodyelse
Data is not capped on the "smartphone plan".

Just because AT&T does not disclose their cap doesn't mean that there isn't one. They've been talking about lowering the cap to a "soft" (enforceable at their discretion) 5GB for a couple of years now.

You think if you used 200GB of data in a month or downloaded a few GB via tethering or VOIP, they wouldn't cut you off or impose additional charges?


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The cost of the Iphone plans are comparable to the cost of other smart phones.

So what? The service is only "worth" what value the market places on it.

Unlimited voice and data plans are as low as $50/month on Boost Mobile if you don't have a "smart phone."

Boy, that "smart" phone must really be something to justify those high prices!!

You feel comfortable paying twice what other people do for the same service just because you have a "smart phone" ...?

Okay. Go ahead.

Me? I'm gonna sit here and make sarcastic jabs as the two biggest cellular providers in the country pretend to be in a price-war by lowering prices in a manner that's utterly useless to 99% of their customers and doesn't impact their profits the slightest bit.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: ADent
Date: January 18, 2010 09:46PM
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Doc
For the same price as the 500 minute/unlimited-data 3GS plan, you now can get unlimited voice and data.
???

450 plan is $70
900 plan is $90
Unlimited is $100
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Doc
Date: January 18, 2010 10:08PM
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Doc
For the same price as the 500 minute/unlimited-data 3GS plan, you now can get unlimited voice and data.
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450 plan is $70

Sorry. Typo. 'Changes nothing in regard to my point, to wit: "Smart phone" users are paying AT&T and Verizon too much money even with this bogus price-war.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: d0e
Date: January 19, 2010 03:44AM
if text was included i'd jump, you can change online with out having to extend your contract from what i saw.
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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 19, 2010 06:48AM
Someday I'll get my first cell phone. I suppose.



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Re: Did AT&T lower their rate plans for the iPhone?
Posted by: decay
Date: January 19, 2010 10:25AM
Metro PCS smart phone plan is $50/mo.

[www.metropcs.com]

not bad.



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