AT&T to consumers: get 'iReady' for the 3G iPhone

AT&T today provided consumers with pricing plans and tips for purchasing the 3G iPhone on July 11 (buying will begin at 8 a.m. CST). Of course, most of the pricing information has already been revealed, but AT&T is making sure customers know the specifics. Here are the details:

  • For those who will sign a two-year contract, the 3G iPhone will be available for $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB version. This includes prepaid customers willing to switch to postpaid, new AT&T customers and current AT&T customers that are eligible for an upgrade.
  • Existing AT&T customers not eligible for an upgrade can purchase a 3G iPhone for $399 (8GB) or $499 (16GB). Both require a new two-year contract. Existing customers who upgrade will have to pay an $18 upgrade fee, new customers will pay the standard $36 activation fee.

There are four AT&T Nation plans available to iPhone customers with prices that range from $69.99 per month up to $129.99 per month and all bundle voice and unlimited data which includes email and Web browsing. Unlimited text messaging can be added for $20 per month.

If you are still debating whether you want to make the switch, check out our slideshow preview of the 30 minute walkthrough video about the 3G iPhone.

For more:
- see this press release

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