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AT&T adds iPhone to enterprise plans

updated 09:20 am EST, Mon January 21, 2008

iPhone enterprise plans

As anticipated, AT&T has officially added the iPhone to its business program. People who subscribe must have both a voice plan and one of the new Enterprise Data Plans for iPhone; these are divided solely by the number of SMS messages a user can send, with 200 messages priced at $45 per month, 1,500 at $55, and an unlimited number at $65. All of the plans include Visual Voicemail and unlimited domestic data use, meaning web browsing and e-mail.

For international travel, customers have the option of two Data Global Add-On plans: $25 allows 20MB of use before overage, while $60 grants 50MB. In each case, the package only covers 29 countries, including Canada, China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

AT&T is currently offering a temporary discount as an incentive for upgrades and new clients. People who enter an iPhone Enterprise Data Plan by March 31st are eligible for a $25 credit per month, running through December 31st. Customers must however make active use of both their voice and data coverage, and may not receive the first credit until two billing cycles after activation. Moreover, all iPhone Enterprise plans require a new or renewed two-year contract.




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  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Makes sense

    Since it costs cell companies $.0000000001 per each text message sent that they should charge you a ton more than that to send messages.

    Oh, and to make things fun, they send you alert messages that YOU have to pay for.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Nice,

    If those prices shown are for the full plan, not just additional charges for messages, then that blows my current VZW contract out of the water, hands-down.

    When, oh when will this contract be up?! :'-(

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Be afraid, RIM!

    This should kick-start iPhone's adoption as THE smart phone of the millennium.

    At the end of this year, iPhone will have overtaken BlackBerry by a wide margin (both in unit sales, as well as in revenue).

    Does anyone have any idea how this growth could be stopped? I didn't think so...

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Why is this better?

    Maybe somebody can point this out to me, but why is the business plan any better for anybody?

    It appears as though you still have to get a phone plan, so they only thing we can compare is the data services. On the individual plan, 200 SMS, unlimited data and visual voice mail is $20. For the business account, that same service is $45. What am I missing? What is the benefit?

  1. dwoodruff

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hey whiners

    If you don't like it... don't use it...

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Who's Whining?

    Who's Whining?

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    why is this better?

    The trick is not to declare it as a business and you can keep the cost down. Personally, I don't see what the BIG deal is?!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: nice

    If those prices shown are for the full plan, not just additional charges for messages, then that blows my current VZW contract out of the water, hands-down.

    It's not for the full plan. All the cost applies to is the data/SMS/VV part of the phone. You still need a voice plan (which may be your current corporate contract and such).

    It is worth mentioning, though. As a business plan, you can then just get the company to pay for it (without the hassles of dealing with reimbursements). And their voice plan may be a lot better in terms of minutes and such.

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