Why I have no plans to upgrade to a 3G iPhone, possibly ever

Well, the iPhone pricing information is out over at CrunchGear’s AT&T reveals iPhone 3G launch day details. The basic plan costs $10 more a month, but does not include 200 text messages like the current plan does.

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

There’s your proof of that. Currently I pay $59.99 monthly for 450 daytime minutes plus an extra $10 for 1,500 text messages a month (thank Twitter for that). To get the exact same service with a new iPhone, it looks like I would have to pay $84.99 before taxes and fees. That’s $15 extra per month, or $180 annually. If Amber and I both switch, then we’re talking about $360 a year. That’s too damn much.

I’m extremely happy with my iPhone as it is now, and the shiny new features don’t impress me all that much. And I’ll keep my $360.00 a year.

One thought on “Why I have no plans to upgrade to a 3G iPhone, possibly ever”

  1. I don’t blame you Rob. These wireless plans are getting way out of whack, especially considering how crappy the overall economy is right now. To nickle & dime over text messages just seems like bad business, and it’s going to cost them in the end.

    Unfortunately I have my own wireless issues to deal with. Not sure if you saw my tweet from about a month ago, but we’ve accumulated over 4,500 “rollover” minutes on our family plan that we’ll obviously never even come close to using. I use my Blackberry for e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and a couple calls home from the supermarket each month. Why can’t these mobile companies come up with a plan for people like me who only care about data??

Comments are closed.