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AT&T Unveils Unlimited Cell Calling Plan, Excludes iPhone

Discussion in 'APPLE iPhone, iPad Tablets and all iOS Devices' started by N8NOE, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. N8NOE

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    AT&T Unveils Unlimited Cell Calling Plan, Excludes iPhone


    On Tuesday, cellular carrier AT&T announced that it would introduce an unlimited calling plan similar to rival Verizon's unlimited plan. The $100/month plan will allow subscribers to call anywhere within the United States sans long distance or roaming charges, regardless on the length of the call.

    Data and MMS/SMS messaging are not included in the plan but can be added at a $20/month rate, according to AT&T. The plan will become available as of Friday, the 22nd and will not require a contract extension for current subscribers. Unfortunately, the plan is currently targeted towards AT&T's existing handset lineup and doesn't include devices that need special calling or data plans, such as BlackBerries, Windows Mobile devices or Apple's iPhone.

    AT&T has yet to explain the iPhone's omission from the plan.
     
  2. Simon5282

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    Do you think there will be any backlash about this?
     
  3. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    Because they consider it a smartphone...
     
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  4. walkguru

    walkguru Wireless Guru
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    there prob. will, people will not like it, i think.
     
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    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    Yes, I agree, since they have specifically defined the exclusions already. IPhone is not the only one excluded.
    So, what is the big deal about excluding the iPhone? My Treo, Jay's Tilt etc is also excluded. :)
     
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    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    I am sure though, if I really wanted to be on the unlimited voice plan that I could get on it... ;) It always pays to be on great terms with your local dealer...

    -Jay
     
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    What does the type of phone you have matter as to unlimited calling? I could see AT&T not allowing the $20 data/messaging add-on...but as to why a smartphone would be excluded from a calling (NOT data) plan, well, it seems a bit strange to me.
     

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