Re: iPhone abroad
10-11-2009 09:26:30 AM
Not taking anything away from the iPhone, I just can't see a company that has 30-40 employees travelling aborad, giving those people iPhones, as their data charges will be so high. Obviously, the majority of iPhone owners, do not fall into that category, but when an IT department looks at purchasing phones, this alone might rule the iPhone out. I just wonder why this is not addressed by AT&T.
It has been addressed by at&t. Earlier this year they released an unlimited international data plan for iPhones. It is available to corporate customers but some individuals have been able to add it too. It comes with a one year commitment so you can't add or remove at any time without an ETF of $175. The cost is $64.99 per month and includes both domestic and international roaming data. I have this plan and would never have purchased the iPhone without it. Previously this plan was only available to Blackberry users.
Now making the phone less data thirsty is really a job for Apple. They don't seem to have done much to optimize data consumption on iPhones.Message Edited by DWC1 on 10-11-2009 11:44:53 AM
Thanks for the info. Great to know! I think I will still let my employee use a WM device as they are not travelling on frequent basis so I cant justify putting them on this plan. By the way, WM also have international data plans. I have one, and I believe it enabled me to use something like 25 MB per month when I'm abroad, but Im not sure.