As mentioned earlier, AT&T has been filling in a lot of the blanks relating to the iPhone 3G today – confirming the 8:00Am start time for sales on launch day July 11th, and offering advice on how to get ready for launch day and save time when buying the new model. They’ve also now provided […]
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AT&T Details *All* The iPhone 3G Prices – Ouch If You Don’t Qualify For Upgrade Prices

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As mentioned earlier, AT&T has been filling in a lot of the blanks relating to the iPhone 3G today – confirming the 8:00Am start time for sales on launch day July 11th, and offering advice on how to get ready for launch day and save time when buying the new model.

They’ve also now provided full details on what the iPhone 3G will cost, depending on whether you qualify for upgrade pricing and other factors, as well as details on rate plans available.

The short story is you will pay the well-advertised $199 / $299 prices if you meet this criteria:

  • iPhone customers who purchased before July 11
  • Customers activating a new line with AT&T
  • Current AT&T customers who are eligible, at the time of purchase, for an upgrade discount

Here’s some of the main points covered in AT&T’s press release on iPhone 3G pricing and rate plans …

Cost If You Are Not Eligible

If you don’t fall into one of those groups mentioned before the break, you’ll be looking at paying a whole lot more for the 3G model:

Existing AT&T customers who are not currently eligible for an upgrade discount can purchase iPhone 3G for $399 for the 8GB model or $499 for the 16GB model. Both options require a new two-year service agreement. In the future, AT&T will offer a no-contract-required option for $599 (8GB) or $699 (16GB) … Eligibility is generally determined by amount of time remaining on a current contract and payment history.

To check whether you are eligible for an upgrade, you should visit the attwireless.com site, login to your account, go to ‘Phone/Device’ and then the ‘Upgrade Phone’ link.

Activation Fees:

Current AT&T customers who are upgrading to iPhone 3G will pay an $18 upgrade fee and new AT&T customers will pay the standard $36 activation fee.

Voice, Data and Text Messaging Plans

iPhone 3G customers can choose from four individual AT&T Nation plans, which bundle voice and unlimited data (e-mail and Web browsing).

    * AT&T NationSM Unlimited: Includes unlimited Anytime Minutes for $129.99 a month.
    * AT&T Nation 1350: Includes 1350 Anytime Minutes and unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes for $109.99 a month.
    * AT&T Nation 900: Includes 900 Anytime Minutes and unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes for $89.99 a month.
    * AT&T Nation 450: Includes 450 Anytime Minutes and 5,000 Night & Weekend Minutes for $69.99 a month.

Family Plans:

AT&T will offer FamilyTalk plans, with bundled voice and unlimited data, starting as low as $129.99 a month for two iPhone 3G lines. Up to three additional iPhone lines can be added for $39.99 each.

Unlimited text messaging can be added for an additional $20 ($30 for FamilyTalk plans of up to five lines); $15 (1,500 messages), or $5 (200 messages).

iPhone for Business – Extra Charges for Exchange & Push Email

Business customers interested in iPhone 3G should contact an AT&T business sales representative or review their account information online to determine their eligibility for upgrade pricing. Corporate e-mail and other business applications require the Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone, which is $45 a month and bundled with an eligible voice plan. Small business customers may qualify for AT&T BusinessTalk, the industryÕs only shared plan specifically for small businesses. Additional details on iPhone business offerings are available at www.att.com/iphoneforbusiness.

For all the details and the full press release, see CrunchGear’s report HERE

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