AT&T: iPhone 3G On Sale At 8 a.m.

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Anonymous

I'm not so sure I'd trust that "rep."

>"They're not selling the new iPhone at Apple stores?" and her response was "That is the plan as of this time."<

According to the Apple press release for the iPhone 3G:

"iPhone 3G will be available in the US on July 11 for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 8GB model and $299 (US) for the 16GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail stores and requires a new two year contract with AT&T for qualifying customers."

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/06/09iphone.html

>Also, she told me that the data plan IS remaining the same price ($30 a month) <

The current iPhone data plan is $20/month, not $30. Or they're not billing me for the correct amount on my bill.

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Anonymous

The comment I was responding to disappeared, so my comment doesn't make much sense now, does it?

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Roberto Baldwin

The comment has returned. Our spam filter gets a little overzealous sometimes.

-Robbie

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Jason

I tried emailing this as a news tip, but the email kept bouncing back...

I just spoke to an AT&T rep, and she told me that at this time, the plan is to ONLY sell the new iPhone in AT&T stores. I asked for clarification, "They're not selling the new iPhone at Apple stores?" and her response was "That is the plan as of this time."
I'm guessing it's because you have to activate the phone in store at time of purchase, and the Apple employees aren't exactly versed in AT&T's rate plans. She did say that it wouldn't be as hard to get an iPhone as it was last year as they expect to have plenty of stock on hand.

Also, she told me that the data plan IS remaining the same price ($30 a month) BUT no longer includes any messaging (you have to buy that separately as with other phones AT&T sells).

And finally, she told me that while the current iPhone has not been elgible for any corporate discounts on plan pricing, that new one WILL be elgible (this discount is still only available on the PLAN, not on the hardware).

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iPhone 1.0 User

The current data plan is $20, not $30. But I do like the fact that my $20 includes 200 messages. I'm not a big "text" person, especially when I have email in the palm of my hand - so I don't pay for extra messages (and never use all my 200 I get already).
As far as the new iPhone 3G - I'm in no hurry to get one. Not enough features to upgrade right now...

My only problem is - I wanted to buy my Mother an iPhone for Christmas or something... now they are cheaper, which is great - BUT - activate in-store only - UGH!!! I guess no iPhone gifts for anyone now!!

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Roberto Baldwin

I talked to an Apple rep who assured me that Apple will indeed be selling the iPhone in their retail stores. that's good news for me, because I dont want to stand outside an AT&T store when I could be outside an Apple store.

-Robbie

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Anonymous

My current phone is not available for an upgrade, by my wife's phone is. Can I pick up an iPhone under my wife's account for $300 and swap SIM cards so the iPhone is registered under my number?

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Anonymous

No because your wife is not under a iphone plan. Sorry :)

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Anonymous

If you are both on some sort of family plan (or at the very least on the same account), they'd likely let you switch which number is assigned to which phone (if that makes sense), and THEN activate the iPhone in YOUR name. The iPhone is designed so that the SIM card isn't easily swapped out (sort of defeating the purpose of having a SIM-card capable phone, if you ask me).

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Anonymous

OK. I can't find where I'm supposed to look to see if I'm eligible. Any clues? AT&T's site is horrible.

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Andrew

Log in with your phone number and click on "upgrade phones" on the right. It will list any phones under your account and if any are eligible you should see "This line is eligible for equipment discount pricing when you sign up for a 2-year service agreement."

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