iPhone 3G – Activated In Store Only! huh???

iPhone 3G Pricing and Activation Details: $30 Unlimited Data, Activated In Store Only, No Online Ordering


Gizmodo just talked to AT&T’s President of National Distribution Glenn Lurie, who gave us all the new pricing and activation details for the iPhone 3G, which won’t be getting special treatment anymore. It will be using all AT&T’s standard voice and data plans, which means $30 for unlimited 3G data for consumers, $45 for business users on top of voice. Also, no in-home activation for iPhone 3G—it will have to be activated in store (at AT&T or Apple Store), which takes 10-12 minutes, meaning that first day line is going to SUCK. And you will have to camp out, since there won’t be any online ordering at launch—and Glenn was mum on how many phones there’d be to go around.

Supposedly the network will be ready, even if the supply won’t be. I asked him four different ways if it was ready for the onslaught of millions of 3G data phones and he said “absolutely” each time, and that they’ve planned for it. What’s unclear is how many units they’ve planned for the first day. He said they expected “high” demand but nobody knows what the “full demand” will be, in response to my question about meeting demand. More details on everything will be coming from AT&T in the next week or so.

(Via Gizmodo.)


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