T-Mobile G1 Pricing: $179 and Details
Following the press conference this morning, here are some details I thought were interesting:
Pricing for the G1 with T-Mobile will be $179 with a 2-year contract. Existing T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order the G1 device and it will ship to their home as soon as it is available.
Availability of the device will be on October 22nd. T-Mobile talked about data plans starting at 25$ with unlimited web surfing and 400 text messages (35$ gets you unlimited for both). All data plans will have to be added to an existing voice plan with T-Mobile.
The phone will have support for viewing Microsoft Word and Excel files but there is no support for Exchange as of now. Adobe PDF documents will be able to be read on the device.
There is no desktop application for syncing the device and it’s content on a computer but the device will sync with online services such as Google’s calendar application and Yahoo!
The G1 will be simlocked to T-Mobile and users will not be able to use it as a modem device. The device will be available for customers everywhere where T-Mobile offers service and even without 3G coverage.