AT&T to take $10 off the price of its data plans?
posted by Alan F. / May 07, 2009, 1:23 PM
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
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Not bad! gotta try to keep with Sprint's "Simply Everything"..
posted on May 07, 2009, 6:24 PM 0
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at&t is scared of the pre?
posted on May 07, 2009, 10:35 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 07, 2009, 11:28 PM 0
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@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.
posted on May 08, 2009, 8:26 AM 0
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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.
posted on May 08, 2009, 7:25 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 08, 2009, 4:22 PM 0
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