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AT&T announces pricing for iPhone 3G, plans

The iPhone 3G’s release is coming on July 11th and instead letting us speculate about the pricing of voice and data plans for the iPhone 3G AT&T has gone ahead and released that info.

Thinking about picking up an iPhone 3G?

Now you get a good idea how much it will cost you both upfront and monthly on your cellphone bill.

First, the device itself.

New customers and those eligible for an upgrade can get the 8GB for $199 and 16GB for $299 (with a 2-year contract, of course).

Not eligible for an upgrade yet? You’ll need to pay $399 for the 8GB or $499 for the 16GB version as well as a $18 upgrade fee. Maybe this isn’t new but I missed this little bit of info until now…might have to change my purchase plans–no way I’m paying $200 more for being a loyal customer.

If you want to pickup an iPhone 3G without any contract you’ll be paying $599 for the 8GB and $699 for the 16GB version.

Okay, now on to the plans. Courtesy of Engadget, here are the pricing plans in a couple of easy to digest tables.

Individual plans:

Price Voice Data Night and weekend Additional minutes
$69.99 450 Unlimited 5000 $0.45
$89.99 900 Unlimited Unlimited $0.40
$109.99 1350 Unlimited Unlimited $0.35
$129.99 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited N/A

Family plans:

Price Voice Data Night and weekend Additional minutes
$129.99 700 Unlimited Unlimited $0.45
$149.99 1400 Unlimited Unlimited $0.40
$169.99 2100 Unlimited Unlimited $0.35
$209.99 3000 Unlimited Unlimited $0.25
$259.99 4000 Unlimited Unlimited $0.20
$259.99 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited N/A
$359.99 6000 Unlimited Unlimited $0.20

Text messaging plans for individuals:

Price Text messages
$20 Unlimited
$15 1500
$5 200

[Via Engadget]


FCC officially announces national SMS alert system

fcc_logo The text message alert system that was mentioned yesterday as a rumor is left rumorville as the FCC has now officially announced the plan.

The plan, most likely to be adopted by all four national carriers, will allow the FCC to send text messages that will be limited to three categories:

  • Disasters
  • Ongoing threats (like hurricanes or earthquakes)
  • Child abductions or amber alerts

Individuals will be able to opt out of the system even if their carrier adopts the plan.

Carriers will be required to provide a distinct vibration and audio alert for notifications from this system.

[Via Engadget]