updated 10:10 am EDT, Tue July 1, 2008
AT&T iPhone 3G plans
AT&T has released some of its first official pricing for the iPhone 3G. Those new to AT&T, or simply eligible for an upgrade, can pay the lower $199 and $299 prices for 8 or 16GB phones; those who are technically too early to qualify for an upgrade must spend $399 or $499. In either case a two-year contract is required, along with an $18 upgrade fee. "Coming soon," according to the company, will be no-commitment options, priced at $599 and $699.
The central AT&T Nation plans are being divided into $70, $90, $110 and $130 tiers, all with unlimited data. The first provides 450 daytime minutes, as well as 5,000 night and weekend minutes and an overage rate of 45 cents. Moving up to $90 grants unlimited night and weekend calling, along with 900 daytime minutes and a cheaper 40-cent overage rate. That rate falls to 35 cents under the $110 plan, which likewise boosts daytime minutes to 1,350. Finally, the $130 plan offers unlimited calling.
FamilyTalk plans generally range in cost from $130 to $360, providing from 700 to 6,000 minutes. Also present is a $260 unlimited plan, though this bumps the additional iPhone line cost from $40 to $130.
Texting plans, which are now separate, are $5, $15 and $20 per month for 200, 1,500 or unlimited individual texts. Under FamilyTalk, costs are 20 cents per individual text, or $30 for an unlimited number.