AT&T reveals how much the iPhone will cost users month over month
Posted on 27-Jun-2007 10:42
Filed under: News
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, the new Visual Voicemail, 200 SMS (text messages), roll-over minutes, unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, and a specific number of voice minutes.
The Visual Voicemail service allows consumers to see a listing of their voice mails, decide which messages to listen to, then go directly to those messages without listening to previous messages. Just like email, Visual Voicemail on iPhone enables users to immediately and randomly access the messages that interest them most.
iPhone goes on sale at 6:00 pm (local time) on Friday, 29 June and will be sold in the U.S. through Apple's retail and online stores and AT&T retail stores. iPhone will be available in a 4GB model for US$499 and an 8GB model for US$599, and will work with either a PC or Mac.
All iPhone monthly service plans are available for individuals and families and are based on a two-year service agreement with AT&T. Individual plans are priced at US$ 59.99 for 450 minutes, US$ 79.99 for 900 minutes and US$ 99.99 for 1,350 minutes. There is also na one-time activation fee of US$ 36.
iPhone users will be able to activate their new iPhones using the Apple iTunes software running on a PC or Mac computer, from their own home or office, without having to wait in a store while their phone is activated.
Activating iPhone takes only minutes as iTunes guides the user through steps to choose their service plan, authorize their credit and activate their iPhone. Once iPhone is activated, users can then sync all of their phone numbers and other contact information, calendars, email accounts, web browser bookmarks, music, photos, podcasts, TV shows and movies just like they do when they sync their iPods with iTunes.