Hidden among all of the iPhone 3G announcements today was this press release from AT&T that confirms the unlimited 3G data plan will cost $30 per month; an increase of $10 per month over the current unlimited Edge plan.
From the press release:
With a two-year contract, the price of an 8GB iPhone 3G will be $199; the 16GB model will be priced at $299.
Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.
Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.
So while the new 8GB iPhone will only cost $199, the data plan will set you back an additional $240 over the 2-year contract.
Of course, that extra $240 buys you all the sweet 3G nectar you can drink, while the rest of us are left choking down the foul bitterness of Edge… One spoonful at a time.