Individual monthly plans start at $ 59.99 for 450 minutes, $ 79.99 for 900 minutes, and $ 99.99 for 1,350 minutes. IPhone users will also be able to choose any of the other standard AT&T services, as indicated by that company.
All three iPhone plans include unlimited data, visual mailbox, 200 SMS text messages, and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls.
There are also family plans. These plans have a starting price of $ 80 for a total of 700 shared minutes, $ 100 for 1,400 minutes, $ 120 for 2,100 minutes, $ 160 for 3,000 minutes, $ 210 for 4,000 minutes, and $ 310 for 6,000 minutes. All family plans include the same type of features as the rest of the available plans (200 text messages, unlimited data, etc.).
The small print of the family plan indicates that “Includes a line. The cost of additional lines for the iPhone is $ 29.99 each. “
Both companies have also offered details on the iPhone activation process. As expected, the activation process will take place from the iTunes application. The process, according to Apple, only takes a few minutes through which iTunes guides users through each of the required steps: selecting the type of plan, authorizing a credit and activating the iPhone.
Activation of the iPhone requires an Internet connection, an iTunes Store account or a major credit card, and a valid social security number (as required by AT&T), the latest version of iTunes, and a PC or Mac with a USB 2.0 port and one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ulimate Edition.
IPhone requires a two-year service plan with AT&T. Customers who already have an AT&T plan will have the option of keeping their current phone number and updating their account to work with the iPhone.
The iPhone will go on sale next Friday, June 29, 2007 and will be priced in the North American market at $ 499 for the 4GB model and $ 599 for the 8GB model. The iPhone is expected to hit the European market in late 2007.