The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012

June 26, 2007

Now I Want It!

At the end of this month, I’m forced to give up my Motorola Q, because I’m no longer a “field” employee… I’ll have to go back to paying for my own cell phone, and looking around, that really means that I won’t have a shot at getting a smartphone with a data plan, because I just don’t get enough utility out of it to spend $45 each month just for data.

But it looks like AT&T’s got my back. If I can find a way to buy an iPhone (perhaps if I win an competition that I’m currently involved in), they’re offering plans that actually have pretty reasonable unlimited data plans:

AT&T’s service plans for the Apple iPhone will cost $59.99 to $99.99 a month, the companies said Tuesday.

The $59.99 monthly plan includes 450 minutes of voice time; a $79.99 plan includes 900 minutes; and a $99.99 plan includes 1,350 minutes. All three offer 200 text messages, unlimited data services, minutes that roll over month-to-month and mobile-to-mobile calls. There also is a $36 activation fee.

I’m not huge for talking on the phone, and the most I talk is to my wife, which would be free mobile-to-mobile minutes, so I could probably get by with the $59.99 plan. I was worried just getting any smartphone that I’d be in the $100/month range. I’m too cheap to pay that much every month for the cool geek factor. I’d rather buy beer. But at $59.99, I’m in my price point…

I can see it now… I’ll be the hip dad with Wyatt wearing his anarchy shirt as I carry him in a Baby Bjorn, while rocking out to tunes on the iPhone. I’ll definitely be the coolest dad at the beach!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 3:20 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || Trackback URL || Categories: News, Personal Life, Ponderings, Technology


  1. AT&T EDGE is not particularly fast, but iPhone does have WiFi, so there’s a huge advantage. Oh, and after you get a few days’ experience with (and “learn to trust”) the touchscreen-keyboard, it works great, but before then you’ll be frustrated.

    Comment by Phil Welch — June 27, 2007 @ 1:20 am
  2. AT&T seems to be very cheap and more profitable for the money we pay..Phil is right about touchscreen-keyboard,I too got frustrated when I start use this first time but now its really works cool.
    mobile phone deals

    Comment by sakthi — June 27, 2007 @ 6:47 am
  3. That sucks for me. I have AT&T and a BlackJack and the cheapest rate plan that includes unlimited data is $99/mo.

    I’ll have to call AT&T and bitch at them to give me the $59/mo plan.

    Comment by Sober John — July 2, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

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