Straight from At&t; at least $10/month more for 3G plans

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iPhone 3G data plans

Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.

That means the lowest price will be $69.99/month instead of $59.99. And that $69.99 will be locked to a two-year agreement. I haven't seen anything yet on the amount of text messages, but I'm assuming they'll follow the same pattern: 200 for the base price $30, 1500 for $40, and unlimited text for $50 plans.

I'm surprised, but I guess with a device like this, they have to charge more money. They know that with faster speeds there will be even more usage than before. Oh well, $300 for a new 16GB iPhone 3G and another $10/month for AT&T.
 

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So basically this is going to be like starting from scratch all over again like last June (new 2-year agreement, probably new activation through iTunes, etc). Not just upgrading the phone.
 

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So basically this is going to be like starting from scratch all over again like last June (new 2-year agreement, probably new activation through iTunes, etc). Not just upgrading the phone.
Yes. That's why the price is so low. AT&T has to have guarantees that they'll get their subsidy back.
 

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Just like it was for my old BlackJack. Hopefully the 200/1500/Unlimited will be included as they are currently with the data package. $30/$40/$50 doesn't seem TOO terrible, as long as it's unlimited data.
 

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Just like it was for my old BlackJack. Hopefully the 200/1500/Unlimited will be included as they are currently with the data package. $30/$40/$50 doesn't seem TOO terrible, as long as it's unlimited data.
I agree, it doesn't seem too bad. As long as the unlimited data is truly unlimited (Doubtful)
 

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Just like it was for my old BlackJack. Hopefully the 200/1500/Unlimited will be included as they are currently with the data package. $30/$40/$50 doesn't seem TOO terrible, as long as it's unlimited data.

I look for a 5gb cap on Data. This seems to be standard now for all 3g providers.
 

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I agree, it doesn't seem too bad. As long as the unlimited data is truly unlimited (Doubtful)
Why is that doubtful? We have unlimited data now. We'll even be paying an extra $10/month for unlimited 3G data.
 

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5GB cap would be fair I believe. That is a ton of data, although, if we get the SlingPlayer after all, 5GB doesn't seem like it's really THAT much. I might be terribly mistaken on how much data it would use though, maybe nowhere near 5GB.
 

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Alright YoungBinks you gotta help me again lol!
-How much would this come to if I want unlimited text with voice and data :)
Well if it follows suit of the current Data Plans (not including voice). Then it will be $30 for Unlimited Data with 200 SMS, $40 for UD and 1500 SMS and $50 for UD and Unlimited SMS.
 

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Well if it follows suit of the current Data Plans (not including voice). Then it will be $30 for Unlimited Data with 200 SMS, $40 for UD and 1500 SMS and $50 for UD and Unlimited SMS.
If you've got unlimited text currently, then you should be paying $40/month for your iPhone plan (in addition to whichever voice plan you have). That should go up $10/month to $50 like binks said.
 

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Why would they say it's unlimited if it's not unlimited?

Don't know. Sprint has just gone to a 5gb cap and is still call it unlimited? But when Sprint is asked what happens when you go over 5gb they will tell you they don't know?
 

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Why would they say it's unlimited if it's not unlimited?
all of the providers have capped their "unlimited" plans at 5gb. unless you are tethering or streaming an insane amount 5gb is a pretty extraordiary amount. My guess the point of this is to keep people from tethering without either purchasing a plan that includes tethering or getting a wireless card and plan. The iPhone plan has always been unlimited and uncapped though and without tethering support I don't see any reason why that would change.
 

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all of the providers have capped their "unlimited" plans at 5gb. unless you are tethering or streaming an insane amount 5gb is a pretty extraordiary amount. My guess the point of this is to keep people from tethering without either purchasing a plan that includes tethering or getting a wireless card and plan. The iPhone plan has always been unlimited and uncapped though and without tethering support I don't see any reason why that would change.
good point. Makes sense that they would want to avoid becoming a modem for someone's laptop.
 

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But 5gb is like 5 slingbox movies right? What do they do to you if you go over?
 

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Slingbox would be transmitted by wifi and not by 3G wouldn't it. Doesn't it send video to all the wifi devices available?
 

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wtf they changed it just for the iPhone?
last year i had a 3g phone and it was $20/month for unlimited data
in fact i switched to my iPhone and kept the same plan

they must know that people will pay more because they will use it with the new iPhone