AT&T and Apple today revealed what it will cost monthly to use your shiny new iPhone. The good news is that all of the calling and data plans include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail and mobile-to-mobile calling.
Plans start at $59.99 per month, depending on how many voice minutes you want. Also bundled in are 200 SMS text messages per month. The starter plan includes 450 voice minutes, while $79.99 gets you 900 minutes, and $99.99 lets you yak for 1350 minutes every month. All plans offer rollover minutes, so if you under-use your time, you won’t be penalized.
All in all, pricing is about what I expected. It’s still pricey relative to what you’d pay for a good high-speed internet connection at home, and I’m bummed that there’s no Wi-fi access bundled (yet). That said, the rates are pretty typical for a data/voice plan as mobile phone companies go.