Cranking up the anticipation for the iPhones June 29 launch, AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. announced new service details today.
There will be three new service plans available just for the iPhone, all of which include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail (which allows consumers to see a listing of their voice mails, decide which to listen to, then go directly to those messages), 200 SMS text messages, rollover minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Individual plans are priced at 59.99 for 450 minutes, $79.99 for 900 minutes and $99.99 for 1,350 minutes, based on a two-year service contract, plus a one-time activation fee of $36. iPhone customers also can opt to go with any of AT&T’s other standard service plans.
Also, iPhone users will be able to activate their new iPhones using Apple’s iTunes software running on a PC or MAC in their home or office. Once the iPhone is activated, users can sync all of their phone numbers and other contact information, calendars, e-mail accounts, Web browser bookmarks, music, photos, podcasts, TV shows and movies, much like iPods sync with iTunes.
The iPhone will be available in a 4GB model for $499, and an 8GB model for $599, and will work with either a PC or Mac. AT&T said it already has more than a million customers signed for the iPhone, 40 percent of which are not currently AT&T customers.