AT&T finalizes pricing plans for iPhone 3G
A week before its US launch on July 11th, AT&T has finally announced the finalization of its pricing plans for the upcoming iPhone 3G.
As we know, the 8GB model will sell for $199 USD and the 16GB model for $299 along with mandatory 2-year contracts. The reduced prices are eligible to current subscribers, new AT&T customers and anyone current iPhone users that purchased the first generation phone before July 11th.
AT&T users that are “not eligible” can buy the device for $399 and $499 respectively and will have to switch to a new 2-year contract as well.
All users will also have to sign up for the $30-a-month unlimited data plan as well. Each user will need a voice plan to go with the data plan, and the cheapest AT&T voice plan is $39.99 for 450 anytime minutes and 5,000 night and weekend minutes. The most expensive is $99.99 per month and will get you unlimited minutes.
Additionally, if users want text messaging, they will have to pay extra. Unlimited for $20, 1,500 for $15 or 200 for $5. First generation iPhone users had unlimited text messaging included in the data plan.