iPhone plan

boostin

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Hey,

Recently I've become interested in the iPhone. Like many I know I was skeptical about it, but after playing with it I realized I had to have it.

I am not cheap at all when it comes to electronics. I spend way too much money on them. Through my job I can get amazing discounts on plans like $25 dollars with sprint for unlimited data/text and 1000minutes. $55 dollars on ATT gets me unlimited data/text and like 2k anytime (which I don't care because I use like 400 minutes a month, but thousands of text messages). VZW I pay like $5 dollars and get virtually unlimited everything.

What I heard was that the iPhone has a specific plan that cannot apply for any discounts? So I would be paying around 100 dollars a month with a basic plan and unlimited data/text. Now again, I'm not cheap, but I don't want to pay 100 dollars a month when I have many other plans I can get for much cheaper. Has anyone tried any of their discounts and had them work? Do you think my 55 dollar plan will work (since it's suppose to work for any data att service, but everyone I ask is unsure about the iPhone).

Also, there's a 20% discount we have too. Do you think that would work on the 40 dollars a month for the regular plan, excluding the data?

I also just wish Apple would give release dates on stuff so I can see if I should wait for the new iPhone release or just buy the current one :p

Sorry for the rant/questions :p
 

ColsTiger

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$39 for basic and $20 unlimited = about $60
It's $59.99 for 450 anytime minutes and 200 sms. For an additional $20/month, you can get unlimited sms to go with that 450 anytime minutes, so your total would be $79.99. Of course, taxes would be added to that, so your real total would be more like $87 - $89/month.

And there is no $39.99 basic plan for the iPhone (unless you're an existing customer that is just adding the $20/month iPhone data plan). New customers that want to activate an iPHone pay $59.99/month that includes 200 sms.
 

The Apple

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I think they were saying that they would have to add unlimited texting to the basic+data plan because they use it so much.
 

boostin

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Yes I understand. But as I mentioned I do thousands of texts so i would need the unlimited. So for my needs I'd be spending $80 dollars after I put the text msg plan and 90-100 with tax and all.
 

ColsTiger

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Yes I understand. But as I mentioned I do thousands of texts so i would need the unlimited. So for my needs I'd be spending $80 dollars after I put the text msg plan and 90-100 with tax and all.
Yep. For me it would be a little under $90/month, but your taxes could be significantly higher depending on where you live.
 

phillyphill39

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yeah 39.99 for the minutes $40 for the data+ unlimited txt messaging. My 1st bill that i just got was $146, but thats including the $36 activation few and $12 in prorated charges. Trying to get that activation fee waived since i work for att..
 

acosmichippo

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i would kill myself if i had to text thousands of times a month...
 

phillyphill39

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i would kill myself if i had to text thousands of times a month...

Its an every month thing for me, on my sprint plan i send about 3,000 txt's a month ;) and thats normal for me.

Not sure how many i have sent with my phone sent i got it on the 24th of december.
 

scandalex

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Its an every month thing for me, on my sprint plan i send about 3,000 txt's a month ;) and thats normal for me.

Not sure how many i have sent with my phone sent i got it on the 24th of december.
Thats all? ;)
 

phillyphill39

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yeah but that was only 2 like 1 or 2 people. I don't talk to a lot of people and since im now girlfriendless << not a word.. im sure i will have a lot less now.
 

KNK

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yeah but that was only 2 like 1 or 2 people. I don't talk to a lot of people and since im now girlfriendless << not a word.. im sure i will have a lot less now.
How old are you, I think you said you have a son in the 10th grade?
 

phillyphill39

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nah i only 21, no kids for me yet. graduated high school in 04
 

acosmichippo

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that's like 100 texts a day.

have you worn a hole in the screen yet?
 

phillyphill39

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who me? that was with my sprint phone that had a physical key board. I don't think i have 1,000 txts yet with my iPhone ive only had it a week. But im sure im close to it.
 

ColsTiger

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Texting is very popular today. It's not unusual for people to have thousands of text/month. I've never used my maximum of 200, but I teach kids that send thousands. I hear nightmares about kids getting in trouble for running their parents phone bills up to $625 because they ran over their text message plan limits.