IPhone: All Hype?

The New $199 iPhone Is $160 More Expensive Than The $399 iPhone It Replaced. What?

(Consumerist)- "The iPhone itself may be cheaper, but the required flat-rate data plan now costs $30 per month, a $10 increase. Over the mandatory two-year contract, that works out to an extra $240. AT&T also now charges $5 per month for 200 text messages, which used to be free. That adds up to another $120.

Before you apply your generous $200 discount, you've already agreed to fork over $360. Two years from now, your new iPhone 3G will have cost $160 more than a current-model iPhone."

Apparently the bandwidth hasn't been great in Canada as well

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