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AT&T, Apple reveal iPhone family, existing customer, SMS plans

In addition to their publicized disclosure of iPhone plan prices for individual customers, AT&T and Apple have also released pricing details for family phone users and existing AT&T customers. Family plans start at $80 and all have unlimited night and weekend minutes, 200 SMS Text Messages, and the same unlimited data features as individual plans. The $80 plan includes 700 minutes, while $100 (1400 minutes), $120 (2100 minutes), $160 (3000 minutes), $210 (4000 minutes), and $310 (6000 minutes) plans offer correspondingly more time.

The company also added that existing voice plan customers can add an iPhone data service plan for an additional $20 per month with 200 SMS Text Messages. Paying $10 more ($30 total) will increase the SMS number to 1500, or $20 more ($40 total) will increase the SMS number to unlimited.

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Comments

1

how is it a family plan if it only includes one line?  Additional lines are $29.99 each…that’s $110 dollars for two lines (not including taxes and fees)...so figure $130-$135.  $29.99 for each additional line is a rip-off.

Posted by franticnomad on June 26, 2007 at 7:49 AM (PDT)

2

I think that’s $30 for each additional iPhone line… so for a 2nd iPhone on the same family plan. Didn’t mention price for a regular phone though.

Posted by Bleh5 on June 26, 2007 at 8:32 AM (PDT)

3

Actually, if you do the math it’s potentially a lot more reasonable than buying individual plans for each phone, plus you get shared minutes between all of your phones.

So rather than buying two $59.99 plans with 450 minutes each, you could buy a $100 1400-minute Family plan, and then add the second phone for $29.99, so you’re getting 500 extra minutes for $10 more, and they’re shared with both phones. 

This becomes even more significant if you add a third or fourth phone to the package.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on June 26, 2007 at 9:09 AM (PDT)

4

“Minimum new 2-year wireless service plan and activation fee required to activate iPhone features, including iPod; plans are subject to AT&T credit approval.”

activation fee?  how much is that….

Posted by jt on June 26, 2007 at 9:13 AM (PDT)

5

Haha, I only read the first half of that headline and thought Apple had revealed the iPhone family. As in a whole range of different iPhones ala iPod shuffle, nano etc.
Ah well, by the time we get it here in Australia it will be so outdated no one will care anyway.

Posted by nick on June 26, 2007 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

6

anyone know about the policy for existing at&t phone+data plan users?  i currently have unlimited data with at&t but want to switch tot the iphone.  it sounds like the existing plans are geared toward people who don’t have data plans currently.

Posted by tg on June 26, 2007 at 12:11 PM (PDT)

7

If I want to purchase an iphone as part of a family plan, do we each need to pay the data fee?

Posted by karn on June 12, 2008 at 12:52 PM (PDT)

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