iPhone Plans and More

Interesting iPhone news today.  They announced the plans.

  • $59.95 for 450 minutes
  • $79.95 for 900 minutes
  • $99.95 for 1,350 minutes

They have unlimited data and mobile-to-mobiling calling.  They also have a $36 activation fee and are limited to 200 SMS messages.  (Unlimited data, but 200 SMS messages?  That seems dumb, but hey.)

Anyway, if they are like other AT&T Rate Plans they should also have free nights and weekends. 

Comparing these rate plans to the standard ones on the AT&T website seems to indicate that the unlimited data / web is basically $19.95/month.

Finally, it also looks like you can activate your iPhone from iTunes.  So you buying the phone and turning it on are separate.  So the lines should clear out fast.  I was expecting some crazy wait while they tried to turn my phone on.  This will also help the resellers who want to flip them.  Before this announcement that wasn’t really an option since I didn’ t know how activation would work.  Now it might be an option.


So, what do you think ?