Discussion in 'iPhone' started by technoman, May 15, 2009.
i want to know how does the billing plan work in US for iphone from the time i buy .
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.
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??
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
-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.
how much do i need to pay ...if i dont use any service( no calls no texts etc....nd i buy the cheapest plan.???
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.
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...-.-
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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