iPhone plan fine printPosted: July 23, 2007
I’ve been starting to research AT&T before I buy an iPhone. Here’s some fun fine print:
- Email/SMS: International messages not included. Charges for international messages sent from the U.S. are 20¢ for Text Messages and 50¢ for Picture/Video Messages. Additional charges for premium messages and content apply. Messages over 300 KBs billed an additional 50¢/message.
- Attachements: Mobile E-mail attachments can not be sent, downloaded, read, or forwarded on the mobile device.
- “Unlimited” data: Data Service sessions prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, using services; …for any machine-to-machine applications (peer-to-peer, automatic data feeds, webcam posts or broadcasts, jpeg file transfers); …for voice-over-ip; …for uploading, downloading or streaming of video content (e.g. movies, tv), music or games; …as substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections; …for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/pda-to-computer accessories, bluetooth® or any other wireless technology) to laptops, pcs, or other equipment for any purpose.
- Wifi: To ensure that the Wi-Fi Service is not being used fraudulently, AT&T limits your usage of the Wi-Fi Service to 150 uses per month.
The wifi clause is the most surprising and reprehensible. I love Apple products. But I can’t stand the telecom companies. This is going to make an iPhone purchase a tough decision.