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Leaked AT&T iPhone launch guide provides more details

A leaked AT&T internal “iPhone Launch Training Participant Guide” has surfaced on the internet, and contains still more details pertaining to the iPhone’s launch. Of particular note is the guide’s language regarding pre-paid service. At one point in the document, it states “Customers who complete a Pre-Approved credit check in-store and who owe a deposit can: pay the deposit (this avoids a return trip to the store to do so), not pay the deposit, but will choose pre-paid service, (during the iTunes activation process).” This would indicate that the iPhone will be available with pre-paid service, however, later in the guide it states: “Customers will only be offered GoPhone Pick Your Plan if the credit check results in a deposit requirement. GoPhone Pay as You Go is not offered with iPhone.” A definitive answer has yet to emerge.

The document also states that iPhone customers purchasing the handset in AT&T stores will receive their purchase sealed in an Apple-branded bag that must be scanned out at no cost by an AT&T employee. In addition, it lists the Apple-branded accessories that will be available alongside the iPhone at AT&T stores, including the iPhone Travel Charger, iPhone In-Box Stereo Headset, iPhone Bluetooth Mono-earbud, iPhone Bluetooth Travel Cable, and iPhone Dock Connector to USB Cable. Finally, as of June 29, AT&T will sell iTunes Gift Cards as well, in denominations of $25 and $50.

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Comments

1

on page 31 it says that MMS and IM messages are included in the customer’s iPhone Data Plan….does this mean it WILL support MMS

Posted by twitzgall on June 28, 2007 at 1:43 PM (PDT)

2

There’s also a mention of voice dialing on page 21.

Posted by Ian on June 28, 2007 at 6:58 PM (PDT)

3

But is it built-in voice dialing or AT&T’s retarded “pay us $10/month for the privilege of the inconvenience of having to dial a number to voice-dial” voice dialing?

God, I hate the US mobile phone industry. Anyone hiring in the UK?

Posted by Doctor Mantis on June 29, 2007 at 6:51 AM (PDT)

4

That language is stating definitively that a prepaid service is available, and after reading the guide it is even clearer. It is only available to those who cannot get the line of service without a credit check. The type of prepaid where you add ten bucks to the account and then use it is not available (pay as you go), but you can set up a Pick Your Plan where you prepay for the month using autodraft or a debit card to prepay will be available. You get less minutes for more money, and it looks like you have to go under contract anyway.

Posted by sarah mcallister on June 29, 2007 at 10:57 AM (PDT)

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