My 2-year commitment to Sprint has expired. I’ve been waiting and waiting, hoping to take advantage of the struggling tel-com companies. Surely they all want me.
I’ve been trying to find an iPhone. The folks at Sprint have tried to talk me into getting one of their new “Instinct” phones. But this afternoon, there’s this from the Associated Press:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple Inc. has unveiled an upgraded iPhone
with a faster Internet connection and satellite navigation
capabilities – priced $200 lower than current models, but with more
Analysts have said Apple needed to slash the multimedia gadget’s
price and upgrade it to work over so-called 3G, or
third-generation, wireless networks to hit the company’s target of
selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008.
An 8 gigabyte model is to sell for $199 starting July 11. A 16
gigabyte model will cost $299. The devices are to roll out
initially in 22 countries.
Apple has inked deals for wireless carriers in a total of 70
countries to carry the new iPhone.
AT&T Inc., the exclusive U.S. carrier for the phone, said its
plans for the phone will start at $39.99 per month, plus $30 for
unlimited data. That works out to be a $10 increase from the
cheapest plan for the first-generation iPhone.
$299 is cheaper than I had hoped. Now, if only I can find one.