how does the billing plan work

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  1. technoman

    technoman New Member

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    hi all
    i want to know how does the billing plan work in US for iphone from the time i buy .
    thanks..
  2. leadergo

    leadergo Active Member

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    if you don't signup for a data plan, you get charged like 3 cents per kilobyte, which is pretty expensive. everything else is normally charged like a regular cellphone.
  3. technoman

    technoman New Member

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    ya dont want to sign up for the data plan...can u please explain the billing pattern(i have no idea how it works in US)....from the moment i buy it .. imean if i take the plan nd make no calls ..will then also i'll have to pay something??
  4. leadergo

    leadergo Active Member

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    yes you will have to pay if you don't use the phone. you pay extra if you go over the ammounts they give you. Example: you have a package with 300 minutes. if you go over those 300 minutes, they charge you extra. if you want an example of a bill, heres mine with Rogers Canada:

    Megatime 25 ($25.00):
    -100 anytime minutes
    -Caller ID
    -Free calling between 7pm to 7am.
    -Unlimited weekend calling.

    Smartphone Value Pack ($45.00):
    -1GB Data (3 cents/MB after 1GB for 50 MB)
    -2500 Sent texts / unlimited receiving
    -1000 MMS / unlimited receiving (MMS doesn't work with iPhone yet)
    -Enhanced Visual Voicemail

    Then there is the System Access Fee which is 7 dollars and the 911 emergency fee for like 50 cents. So in total, my bill racks up to almost 80 dollars a month.
  5. technoman

    technoman New Member

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    how much do i need to pay ...if i dont use any service( no calls no texts etc....nd i buy the cheapest plan.???
  6. DrewGzy

    DrewGzy Active Member

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    If you are not going to use any services why get a phone plan?

    If you are not going to use many services (occasional call) I would look into a prepay plan.
  7. IPT2GISEPICWIN

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    Whats the point of not getting any plan and not making calls or txts and having an iPhone?...basically you want an iPod Touch with a camera and thicker...-.-
  8. SiXAXiS

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    If you get one from ebay, you can go to any GSM carrier.

    If you buy from Apple or AT&T you HAVE to have a Dataplan ($30) a month, plus a voice plan. Also i believe the day you activate your phone (lets say Jan 24) your billing cylce will restart on Feb 24. Pretty much you have to pay $30+ whatever voice plan you get every month.

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