AT&T has just announced their iPhone plan rates. So how much will it actually cost you to get an iPhone, including your first month of service? Let's see: $499 for the 4GB, $599 for the 8GB. Sales tax (for example, 8.375% in New York State). One-time AT&T activation fee of $36.
AT&T iPhone plan rates: 450 minutes, $60 (after taxes more like $72). 900 minutes, $80 (around $96 after taxes). 1,350 minutes, $100 (around $120 after taxes).
(All plans require two-year contracts and will reportedly include access to email and mobile Web services, the visual voicemail service, and 200 text messages sent.)
So what's the damage?
4GB with 450: $648.79
4GB with 900: $672.79
4GB with 1,350: $698.79
8GB with 450: $757.17
8GB with 900: $781.17
8GB with 1,350: $807.17
Please note these are approximate figures, the tax-mongers in your region may vary.
The phone will go on sale at 6 p.m. this Friday in Apple's U.S. retail stores.