The iPhone services unveiled
Till the launch of the iPhone, the companies have to present some more information about the services. The iPhone service plans have been announced at last. The owners of the Apple’s phone will own an iPhone, starting at US $59.99 per month.
So, Apple and AT&T have announced the range of pricing iPhone. Users can enjoy for unlimited data, a good number of minutes, visual voicemail, but only 200 SMS text messages.
All three iPhone plans include ‘unlimited data’ over AT&T’s EDGE network for email and web browsing, visual voicemail letting users hear voicemail messages in whatever order they choose, unlimited ‘mobile-to-mobile’ calling, ‘roll-over’ minutes, the addition of unlimited night-time and weekend minutes on the two more expensive plans and 200 SMS text messages.
The three plans are US $59.99 for 450 minutes, US $79.99 for 900 minutes and US $99.99 for 1,350 minutes.
More than that, AT&T plans to charge a one-time activation fee of $36, and have also promised that “family plans” are available, without giving any additional detail of what savings that might entail. As previously known, these prices are for a two year contract for an iPhone that costs US $499 for a 4GB model and US $599 for an 8GB model.
Steve Jobs said in Apple’s release that “We want to make choosing a service plan simple and easy, so every plan includes unlimited data with direct Internet access, along with Visual Voicemail and a host of other goodies. We think these three plans give customers the flexibility to experience all of iPhone’s revolutionary features at affordable and competitive prices”.
Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T took the opportunity in the same release to say that: ”AT&T has the largest voice and data network in America, the largest mobile-to-mobile calling community and the fewest dropped calls. AT&T has invested more than 16 billion dollars in its wireless network between 2005 and 2007, and iPhone customers will enjoy the best voice and data network in the nation”.