AT&T Likely To Introduce Tiered iPhone Service Plans, Analysts Say

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Posted May 18, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

AT&T To Introduce Tiered iPhone Service Plans, Analysts Say

A couple weeks ago, I told you about rumors that AT&T was toying with the idea of cutting $10 from the iPhone’s monthly service plan, bringing with it waves of prospective joy on behalf of current iPhone users irked by pricey monthly phone bills.

Well today, BusinessWeek says it seems more likely than ever that AT&T and Apple will introduce new, lower monthly pricing plans relatively soon. Now, while the article does mention a $10 price reduction, it’s done so in relation to a limited data access service plan, as opposed to the across-the-board price cut we heard about a few weeks ago. How limited the access might be is unknown, but chances are it will be made as unappealing as possible to even the most casual of iPhone users. That is unless AT&T and Apple's hearts grow three sizes over the next couple of weeks.

As for the prospect of a cheaper iPhone, another rumor we’ve been hearing for quite some time, analysts say that we could be seeing one as early as June, around the time that Apple is planning to unveil the next version of the iPhone. Analysts attribute the potentially lower price to the fact that a new phone has about one-third the production cost of previous versions, due in large part to the 30 percent decline in the price of touch screens.

Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out whether we’ve all been taken for yet another fantastic trip aboard the Apple rumor train.


Tags: Apple, iPhone, Tech
AT&T Likely To Introduce Tiered iPhone Service Plans, Analysts Say


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