The iPhone Info They Did Not Want You to Know

Justin Cauchon June 11, 2008 3

 The 3G iPhone has dropped in price to $199, making it cheaper than the regular iPhone. But there is a catch, the data services will cost $30 a month and have no text messaging included. This is from an email sent out to all AT&T Managers,

  • iPhone 3G will be activated at point of sale when the device is purchased in store. 
  • Return period has been changed from 14 days to 30 days
  • $199 and $299 pricing is for new activations or qualified upgrades with a 2-year agreement
  • 2G iPhone data rate plans will remain available for 2G device suntil further notice
  • The new iPhone 3G data plan is $30/month and includes unlimited data and visual voicemail
  • There is not a no commitment price. This means you can’t just walk in and bang $500 on your credit card and walk out. 
  • If you are an existing iPhone customer in good standing, you will be able to extend your contract for two years when the iPhone 3G launches and get the ill-na-na $199/$299 price point. Doesn’t matter when you bought an iPhone either.
  • AT&T and Apple stores “unbrick” the iPhone 3G at time of purchase, but for some reason if that doesn’t happen, you’ll be required to use iTunes at home.
  • Pre-paid and Pick Your Plan will not be allowed on iPhone 3G
  • Device purchase limit remains at (3) per customer in AT&T stores.
  • 2G iPhones to remain as demo models in AT&T stores “until further notice”.
  • AT&T stores will get rate brochures, 22 x 28 posters, and window banners
  • Launch day will mirror last year’s launch. This includes extended store hours, crowd controls, etc. Security will be provided to stores requesting armed police or guards.
  • AT&T is working with Apple to roll out GPS-enabled applications.



  1. Aaron Wakling June 11, 2008 at 1:15 PM -


    I’m just getting started with my new blog. Would you want to exchange links on our blog-rolls?

    BTW – I’m up to about 100 visitors per day.

  2. Dan Waldron June 11, 2008 at 1:16 PM -

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

  3. Greg June 12, 2008 at 8:47 AM -

    Here’s a good chart I came across on Gizmodo:

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