New customers and those eligible for an upgrade will be able to purchase the phone for $199 (8GB) or $299 (16GB), while “early upgraders” will have to shell out $399 or $499, all with a two year contract and $18 upgrade fee. They also mention a “no commitment” deal later on in the year of $599 and $699 respectively.
AT&T today confirmed that the iPhone 3G will go on sale at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, July 11th. AT&T has also outlined pricing and upgrade eligibility.
iPhone 3G will be available for $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model. These prices require two-year contracts and are available to the following customers:
- iPhone customers who purchased before July 11
- Customers activating a new line with AT&T
- Current AT&T customers who are eligible, at the time of purchase, for an upgrade discount
Existing AT&T customers who are not currently eligible for an upgrade discount can purchase iPhone 3G for $399 for the 8GB model or $499 for the 16GB model. Both options require a new two-year service agreement. In the future, AT&T will offer a no-contract-required option for $599 (8GB) or $699 (16GB).
Current customers may also choose to wait until they become eligible for an upgrade discount. Eligibility is generally determined by amount of time remaining on a current contract and payment history.
Current AT&T customers who are upgrading to iPhone 3G will pay an $18 upgrade fee and new AT&T customers will pay the standard $36 activation fee.
Voice, Data and Text Messaging Plans
AT&T brings iPhone 3G customers the best coverage on the globe and the largest mobile-to-mobile calling community with unlimited calling to AT&T
Rogers finally released their data pricing plans for then iPhone.
The pricing starts from 60$ a month, and goes up to $115 a month. The cheapest plan offers 150 free minutes, unlimited weekends and evenings, 75 SMS, 400mb of Data usage, while most expensive plan has 800 free minutes, 300 SMS, and 2GB of data.
You can see all plans in the following picture:
Interestingly you will have a free access to Rogers and Fido Wi-Fi hotspots. as well as an identical plan from Fido.
Orange will be launching the new 3G iPhone on 17 July 2008
- The 3G iPhone offers even faster internet access plus new features such as GPS and email via Microsoft Exchange
- Orange will be selling the 3G iPhone from
Back when the iPhone first launched in the UK, many users were disappointed by the comparatively high price Apple and carrier O2 were charging.