So today, AT&T released their pricing plans for the new Iphone and I couldn’t be more disgusted.
Right now, I’m paying $40 for my minutes and $20 for my data and texting. With tax, it comes out to about $73/month. A sum I can handle.
Since the new Iphone is now subsidized by AT&T, they have to make their money somewhere, but they really fucked this one up. Apple claims to want this phone to be mass-market, but AT&T has priced most people out. The basic 450 minute plan costs a staggering $69.99 now! Data in unlimited at $30, which is not a huge deal and texting is still ridiculous at $5 for 200 messages.
That means my monthly bill would increase by $40 a month if I make the plunge.
Well, fuck that. I’m sticking with the original Iphone for now and I might ditch the thing all together on principle, but I’ll let my anger subside first.