iPhone goes Biz

Nothing revolutionary here.  Apple is releasing their iPhone for business.  Pretty much same pricing as before, same features.  The big difference?  Now IT won’t have to do that extra bit of paperwork to get you hooked up.  You know – now they can call their AT&T rep and say "gimme 100 iPhones!"  It is just that easy (right).

Well, don’t just sit there..call the help desk and chat them up about it!  Also, if you use Lotus Notes at your place of employ (yuk!), expect that there will be more iPhone luvin coming your way.

From AT&T’s Pricing page:

A few things you and your corporate-liable employees should know about purchasing and activating iPhone. For more information on iPhone activations for Individual Responsibility Users, please visit www.att.com/iphone.

iPhone. Only on AT&T.
AT&T and Apple have an exclusive relationship that combines a revolutionary phone with the largest digital wireless voice and data network in the nation1.

Rate Plans
To use iPhone as a business customer, you’ll need to sign up for a 2-year service agreement or a renewed 2-year service agreement if you’re an existing AT&T wireless customer. New Corporate Responsibility Users and other corporate-liable users (CRUs) must activate an eligible voice service plan for iPhone and an Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone. If you’re an existing CRU with iPhone-eligible voice service and you want to keep your current voice plan, you just need to add an Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone. (This will replace your current data plan.)

Enterprise Data Plans for iPhone include Visual Voicemail, unlimited data with both email and web – for use in the U.S. – plus a specific number of SMS text messages. You can browse the Internet and send email as often as you like with our being charged additional fees.

Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone 200    Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone 1500    Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone Unlimited
SMS    200    1500    Unlimited
Domestic Data (web/email)    Unlimited    Unlimited    Unlimited
Visual Voicemail    Yes    Yes    Yes
MRC2    $45    $55    $65
For a limited time, qualified customers save $25 per month on Enterprise Data Plans for iPhone. Additional restrictions apply. 3

If you travel internationally, a Data Global Add-On for iPhone may be purchased in addition to an Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone.

AT&T offers these iPhone International traveling tips to help you keep control of data usage

* View rates, overage charges, and a list of the 29 countries.

Activation
You activate your iPhone in a whole new way – using iTunes right on your computer. All you need is a PC or a Mac, access to the Internet and an email address.

Service and Support
AT&T does not support Warranty Exchange of iPhone or Apple branded accessories. iPhone and Apple branded accessories are covered by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. For warranty service or support, customers may choose one of the following options:

Visit www.apple.com/support/iphone
Go to a local Apple Retail store
Call 1-800-APL-CARE
iPhone is not eligible for AT&T Wireless Phone Insurance.

You can return your iPhone within 14 days for a full refund, but there is a 10% restocking fee if the box has been opened.

1 Coverage not available in all areas. AT&T covers 273 million people.

2 All plans require a 2-year AT&T service agreement, an activation fee, and may be subject to an AT&T credit approval.

3 Limited time offer. Qualified Corporate Responsibility Users and other corporate-liable users who activate an Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone by March 31, 2008 may be eligible to receive a service credit in the amount of $25 per month through December 31, 2008. To receive the recurring monthly credit, qualified users must maintain and be active on both an Enterprise Data Plan for iPhone and an eligible voice service plan at the time each such credit is applied or the credit will be forfeited. It may take up to two (2) billing cycles after activation for the first monthly credit to appear on qualified invoices. Offer not available to Individual Responsibility Users.

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