AT&T today posted launch details for iPhone 3G.
Most launch details were already known, confirming that existing iPhone owners would be able to purchase at the two-year contract price, as well as confirming the $30/month data plan, text messaging, and voice options.
However, AT&T did announce iPhone 3G pricing for non-iPhone owners who want to upgrade. For customers that are not upgrade-eligible, iPhone 3G will cost $399 for 8 GB and $499 for 16 GB (and will also require a new two-year agreement).
A no-contract option will be available, but not at launch. iPhone 3G will be available without any commitment extension for $599 for 8 GB, and $699 for 16 GB models. AT&T did not say when no-contract pricing would be available, simply “coming soon”.
Many have noticed that carriers abroad are permitting iPhone on prepaid plains. The original iPhone is supported on GoPhone Pick Your Plan service, but AT&T has said that will not be the case with iPhone 3G.
We contacted AT&T, and they confirmed that the no-contract pricing does not confirm that iPhone 3G will be available on GoPhone prepaid service. While all other no-contract phones are compatible with GoPhone, AT&T said that GoPhone service had not been confirmed at this time. However, AT&T’s web site also says that the offering is “not available for iPhone 3G at this time”… leaving the door open for AT&T to offer iPhone 3G on prepaid service once supply meets demand.
iPhone 3G will go on sale at 8 AM on July 11 at AT&T retail stores nationwide.