iPhone: unlimited data

by Giles Turnbull

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Thank goodness Apple made the right choice on this one. In all price plans available for a new iPhone, the data usage is unlimited. The data price for the iPhone was crucial; a device so dependent on data had to offer a data price plan that was reasonable. There'd have been outcry if restrictive data plans forced users to keep a constant eye on how much they were downloading.



You can also activate your iPhone from home, using functionality built into iTunes; annoying iPhone guy tells you how in this video. You'll need OS X 10.4.10; and you have to sign small print agreements with both Apple and AT&T. Quite what's in those agreements, we can't tell you just yet. Be interesting to find out, though.




5 Comments

Michael Ball
2007-06-26 10:58:57
it only says "latest iTunes software" it made me laugh when the guy scrolled through them soo fast - almost like Apple is saying "We don't read license agreements, too"
giles
2007-06-26 11:06:36
Michael: yes, it was almost as if the production team had had a meeting to decide the "right" speed to scroll through the agreements with. Not too fast - after all, it's important stuff, right? - and not too slow - can't be boring the viewers, now, can we?
Michael Ball
2007-06-26 11:15:30
yeah I want to see if it will be possible to read some of it. Then there's the iTunes with a different side bar, and the whole 80GB thing, and the wedding crashers movie which isn't available through the iTMS. IMO, the thing was a bit of a mess, but good info. I'm also curious to find who that number really belongs to, or what happens when its called.
Michael Ball
2007-06-26 11:15:32
yeah I want to see if it will be possible to read some of it. Then there's the iTunes with a different side bar, and the whole 80GB thing, and the wedding crashers movie which isn't available through the iTMS. IMO, the thing was a bit of a mess, but good info. I'm also curious to find who that number really belongs to, or what happens when its called.
JulesLt
2007-06-26 13:13:15
Highlights the whole bizarre nature of phone pricing - email? Free. SMS - a far lighter weight messaging form - restricted to 200. I realise that's because it can incur cross-carrier charges to AT&T, and it's the only effective way to message phones on older networks, but still . . .