AT&T Announces Rates and Prices For iPhone 3G [Update: FAQ, Checklist Posted]

AT&T has announced the official prices for the iPhone 3G in the US. The iPhone 3G will be priced at $199 for the 8GB and $299 for all customers who sign up for a two year contract and meet any of the following criteria.

  • iPhone customers who purchased before July 11
  • Customers activating a new line with AT&T
  • Current AT&T customers who are eligible, at the time of purchase, for
    an upgrade discount

Existing AT&T customers who are not currently eligible for an upgrade discount can purchase iPhone 3G for $399 for the 8GB model or $499 for the 16GB model. Both options require a new two-year service agreement. In the future, AT&T will offer a no-contract-required option for $599 (8GB) or $699 (16GB).

Current customers may also choose to wait until they become eligible for an upgrade discount. Eligibility is generally determined by amount of time remaining on a current contract and payment history.

Current AT&T customers who are upgrading to iPhone 3G will pay an $18 upgrade fee and new AT&T customers will pay the standard $36 activation fee.

Customers who purchase an iPhone 3G can choose between the following plans:

  • AT&T Nation(SM) Unlimited: Includes unlimited Anytime Minutes for
    $129.99 a month.
  • AT&T Nation 1350: Includes 1350 Anytime Minutes and unlimited Night &
    Weekend Minutes for $109.99 a month.
  • AT&T Nation 900: Includes 900 Anytime Minutes and unlimited Night &
    Weekend Minutes for $89.99 a month.
  • AT&T Nation 450: Includes 450 Anytime Minutes and 5,000 Night & Weekend
    Minutes for $69.99 a month.

Unlimited text messaging can be added for an additional $20 ($30 for family talk plans of up to five lines); $15 (1,500 messages), or $5 (200 messages).

FamilyTalk Plans

AT&T Nation and AT&T FamilyTalk(R) plans are also available for iPhone 3G, and include nationwide long distance and roaming, Visual Voicemail, Rollover, unlimited mobile to mobile calling, Call Forwarding, Call waiting, Three-Way Calling and Caller ID.

FamilyTalk plans will be bundled voice and unlimited data, starting at $129.99 a month for two iPhone 3G lines. Up to three additional lines can be added for $39.99 each.

iPhone for Business

Business customers interested in the iPhone 3G should contact an AT&T sales representative or review their account information online to determine their eligibility for upgrade pricing. Corporate e-mail and other business applications require the Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone, which is $45 a month and bundled with an eligible voice plan. Small business customers may qualify for AT&T BusinessTalk. More information for business users is available at att.com/iphoneforbusiness.

iPhone 2.0 Software

The iPhone 2.0 software will come pre-loaded on all new iPhone 3Gs and is available as a free download to existing iPhone owners.

Update: For those of you who want to get ready for the iPhone 3G, they have also posted a set of “Get iReady” FAQs and and tips, along with a checklist to help you prepare, located here.

Or you can download the iReady checklist directly here.

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