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avocade's avatar

Is the iPhone service contract (in the US and Europe) a fair value to you?

Asked by avocade (6points) November 24th, 2007
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Fallstand's avatar

i think so..I’m paying about 10$ more than what I was paying on the SKIII with all the same featyures.. Except here I’m getting a few more minutes, rollerover, and I actually get service!... Getting service is something I enjoy, lol

avocade's avatar

As long as I can unlock the phone (like you seem to be able to do at lesat in France) so I can travel and exchange the SIM, then I’m ok with paying a high monthly rate. Unlimited data is usually not very cheap.

sharl's avatar

I don’t have one yet, but here in the UK I think it’s not a bad price. I already pay my network about £25 for call minutes and 100 sms, plus £7.50 for unlimited-not-really data over 3G (which to be honest, and with a useless browser, doesn’t seem much faster than Edge with Safari), and £10 for unlimited-oh-yes-it-is-oh-no-it-isn’t use of T-Mobile Hotspots on my MacBook and iPod touch. I’d save money on the O2 deal but I’d have to use the crappy Cloud wifi network, on the phone only, and I wouldn’t have the option of using my phone as a bluetooth 3G modem for my MacBook (sometimes handy, though only to ubergeeks like me).

If I could justify keeping the Hotspot account alongside the O2 contract I might jump now. Otherwise I’m really hoping for more network choices. Given voip on an iPod touch and a few other upgrades to come, I might just dump the networks entirely.

hearkat's avatar

I’m in the US and prior to the iPhones, my family plan was with Verizon and we did not have any data packages on that plan. So while I am paying a little more each month, I am getting a lot more in terms of functions! My only beef is the text-messaging plan is too expensive. SMS really should be included in the data package.

glial's avatar

I think it is fair. Like others, my bill only went up around $10. And it is very much worth that $10 to not be strapped to a laptop all weekend (on call) to get email.

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