AT&T to take $10 off the price of its data plans?
This article contains unofficial information.
Apple and AT&T have managed to beat out competition from "iPhone Killers" of the past such as the LG Voyager, the Samsung Instinct, the G1 and the BlackBerry Storm. With the device set to face off against its toughest competitor yet in the Palm Pre, it seems the decision has been made to use pricing as a tool to knock off the latest challenger to the iPhone.
source: The Street via 9to5Mac
1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Toughest Competitor, the Palm Pre? LMAO!!! 10 bucks off each month would be a nice incentive though. Sounds good to me! Now, if they only dropped the Blackberry connect to 20 bucks...
4. shamefulzero (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Apr 2009)
cmon tmobile follow suit with G1 data. drop unlimited txt/data to $25.00/mo
5. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
Not bad! gotta try to keep with Sprint's "Simply Everything"..
11. ding2134 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Dec 2008)
ATT.... keeping up with sprint..... Right. If only ATThad done that from the beginning we might be number 1 instead of them, right!?? lol
7. E.N. (Posts: 2527; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Being scared and competing are two different things. And the pre looks too little and cute to be scary. Haha just playing. The Palm Pre can be manly too.
8. Masters (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2009)
Well put E.N. Business is business. It would be foolish for at&t to brush the Pre aside and think their untouchable with the iPhone on their side. If the Pre lives up to its hype, their playing their cards right by giving people an incentive to stick around or join. Never lower your eyes to an enemy.
9. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)
Just imagine trying to text on the Pre. It's going to suck bigtime.
10. nick315 (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)
I wonder if they will cut back the 10 dollars to the 3G iphone users also?
12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
@Nick When you say 3G are you talking about the 3rd gen iPhone that will be anounced next month? I think this is a move to clear out as many 3g (2nd gen) iPhones as possible before the new one launches. Similar to VZW doing the BOGO sales on their BB's to clear them out before the Flip Peal, Tour, and Storm 2. It would not surprise me at all to see the data paln go back up for the new iPhone.
13. nick315 (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)
Sell, I am talking about the most current Iphone
15. E.N. (Posts: 2527; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Yeah I think it is for the iPhone 3g. But I have to disagree with SellPhone82. Lowering the price of the current iPhone and keeping the data price of the new one ten dollars more won't cause the new one to sell more than the Pre. But if they lower the price of the monthly cost then Im sure a lot more people would buy the iPhone over the pre. But I guess I'm just wishful thinking.
14. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I bet apple isn't happy about the possible drop... doesn't apple get some percentage of the data plan revenue? Is there an AT&T rep out there that knows exactly how the iPhone supplementation works? Apple has to get some sort of subsidization from AT&T for making the phone so cheap... Americans are so whiney that they think an easily $500-800 phone should be worth only $200 bucks (and still whine about the price). In Europe and the rest of the world people actually respect the "Value" of a product.
16. trentsinmypants (Posts: 319; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
so does this mean ppl who already have an iPhone will be able to drop their price down? God knows I'd love that!! :D