iPhone will cost you at least $60 a month
Apple and AT&T have revealed their pricing plans for iPhone service. Plans range from about $60 to $220 per month. Each plan includes unlimited Web access and e-mail, which will allow users to take advantage of the device?s heavily touted Internet capabilities without having to keep tabs on how much data they?re transferring. Text messages, however, are limited unless the user buys a step-up. The packages also include rollover minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. However, those who use their mobile phones for extensive text messaging might be unimpressed with the 200 monthly SMS messages that the plans include. Increased message limits are available for more money, the companies noted. There?s also a one-time activation fee of $36, and Apple said signing up can be done easily through iTunes, a free download for both PCs and Apple computers.
iPhone service plans require a new two-year service agreement with AT&T, the companies said. In addition to the least expensive, $59.99-per-month plan, which includes 450 minutes, there is a $79.99 plan that buys 900 minutes, a $99.99 plan with 1,350 minutes, a $119.99 plan with 2,000 minutes, a $169.99 plan with 4,000 minutes and a $219.99 plan with 6,000 minutes. Family packages are also available, ranging in price from $80 for 700 shared minutes to $310 for 6,000 shared minutes. Each additional phone costs $29.99. The most unusual aspect of the service packages is that all iPhone plans include Visual Voicemail, which the companies call an industry first. A feature found in most Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) packages, Visual Voicemail will show iPhone owners a list of their voice mail messages. They?ll be able to choose which to hear without having to first listen to any that came first.
Källa: Apple, Techworld