First it was Telstra that the revealed the prices it had set for 3G iPhone in Australia. This times its AT&T. However the advanced phone seems to be priced at the same rates that were announced at the WWDC 08.
The 8GB Apple 3G iPhone supplied by AT&T will be available for $199 while the 16GB one will be available for $299. However they come with two-year contracts and some conditions that need to be fulfilled for you to be the proud owner of your 3G iPhone.
First of all, you need to possess an iPhone that you have purchased before July 11, the launch date of the 3G model.
Secondly, to be the phone’s customer you will have to activate your subscription with AT&T.
Thirdly, the customers who are already AT&T subscribers should be eligible for an upgrade discount at the time of purchase. The customers who are not eligible for an upgrade can wait till their current contract expires or get the new two-year contract sans discount where the 8GB will be offered at $399 and the 16 GB one for $499.
AT&T will be offering the touchphone without any strings attached at $599 and $699 for the 8GB and 16GB capacities respectively.
The AT&T subscribers who want to upgrade their contract will have to cough up $18 more as an upgrade fee and the new customers will have to shell out $36 as the activation fee.
There are a few more plans offered by AT&T, known as the AT&T Nation Plans:
All of the AT&T Nation and AT&T FamilyTalk plans consist of calls made for nationwide long distance and roaming, Visual Voicemail, Rollover, unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Three-Way Calling and Caller ID. The FamilyTalk plans with voice and unlimited data starts at $129.99 a month for two iPhone 3G lines. Maximum three additional iPhone lines can be added for $39.99 each.
For unlimited text messaging the charges are $20 ($30 for FamilyTalk plans of up to five lines); $15 (1,500 messages), or $5 (200 messages). Business customers can enjoy the Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone at $45 per month for business applications and corporate emails. Small-businesses can take up the AT&T BusinessTalk, the shared plan specifically for small businesses. More information for business plans can be obtained from www.att.com/iphoneforbusiness.
The 3G iPhone is due to be released on July 11, Friday at 11 am by AT&T.