3g-iphone-what-you-need-to-know

Buy now there’s a million Apple wannabes shaking in their pants from 3G iPhone fever.  The new iPhone launches on July 11, 2008 and will cost $199 and $299 for the 8GB and 16GB respectively.  All I really care about is the software upgrade so I can get me some apps.

Today, AT&T launched a page detailing pricing and more about the 3G iPhone.  Here’s what you should know:

There are 4 plans available for the 3G iPhone and they all include unlimited data: $70, $90, $110, $130

  • $70 – 450 Anytime minutes, 5000 Weekend/Night minutes
  • $90 – 900 Anytime minutes, Unlimited Weekend/Night minutes
  • $110 – 1,350 Anytime minutes, Unlimited Weekend/Night Minutes
  • $130 – Unlmited Anytime and Weekend minutes

As for text packages (ya, the above plans don’t include any) expect 3 options

  • 200 msgs – $5/month
  • 1500 msgs – $15/month
  • Unlimited msgs – $20/month
  • $0.20 msg for no plan

The actual 3G iPhone handset’s cost will vary depending on your current plan or service

  • For new customers it will be $199 and $299 for an 8GB and 16GB respectively
  • Those whoe are eligible for an upgrade will pay the same as new customers + $18 upgrade fee
  • Those who aren’t eligible for an upgrade will pay $399 and $499 for the 8GB and 16GB respectively + $18 upgrade fee
  • Eventually Apple/AT&T will roll out a ‘no commitment option’ and charge $600 and $700 for the 8GB and 16GB respectively.

There’s also Family plans, but I am not gonna go into those.

Remember, download the iReady checklist to expedite your purchase time at an AT&T or Apple store.  It’s available here










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."