Apple and AT&T Finally Announce iPhone Plans


If you haven’t heard yet, Apple and AT&T have FINALLY announced the phone and data plans that will be available to iPhone users on Friday. And true to Apple form, they have convinced AT&T to offer plans the “Apple Way.” The available plans are:

  • $59.99 for 450 minutes
  • $79.99 for 900 minutes
  • $99.99 for 1,350 minutes

What? $59.99 is a little steep for 450 minutes? I guess I forgot to mention that each plan comes with:

  • Unlimited data
  • Visual voicemail
  • 200 SMS text messages
  • Roll-over minutes
  • Unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling

Now, with data plans like that, I can buy an iPhone. And now that I’m switching carriers I guess it doesn’t matter much, but I sure hope other carriers wake up and smell the iPhone and offer similar simple plans with unlimited data plans built in.



I Want one but eith 17 months left on my alltel Plan I am out of luck until the Iphone 2 Rolls around

Brandon Eley

I have said a couple times I thought AT&T/Cingular would release very competitive data plans since they aren’t allowed to subsidize the price of the iPhone. I currently pay $39.95/month for unlimited data and $5.95/month for text messages. The add-on AT&T plan is only $20/month and I get unlimited data AND 200 text messages. I’ll save over $300 a year just in the different. My iPhone has already almost paid for itself!


Moofius, You can’t really compare Swedish prices to US. Most of Scandinavia had dirt cheap extemely fast internet access before most of Europe even heard about broadband ;-)


Too bad I have 9 months left on my Sprint contract. I’ve got $600 burning a hole in my pocket!


me likes alot… i was going to wait but after seeing the iphone rates, i might just have to cancel my contract with sprint.


well, that is really expensive =(
I personally use a stored-value card and pays 10 cent/minute (no idea about data) but I know a friend with an unlimited plan (sms, data, calls) for 30 dollars/month.
(I live in sweden)

Kevin Zdyb

Why do you say family plans ****? 100.00 for 1400 minutes, unlimited nights & weekends, unlimited data. I have verizon and I pay 130 for 3 phones and NO data. Does anyone know how many phones are in AT & T’s family plan? What about extra lines??


I’m stunned.
Those are not bad prices. From AT&T? Am I awake?

And I read that you can activate the phone using iTunes. The manager at the local Apple store said that would save a bunch of time since they are only going to have today to practice setting them up.

Andrew Creek

Yeah I wasn’t even considering buying an iPhone. This changed everything for me.

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