iPhone's US price plans unveiled

Bit by bit the full iPhone picture emerges. Today it's the AT&T two-year price plans that iPhone users in the States will have to sign up to.Six w

Bit by bit the full iPhone picture emerges. Today it's the AT&T two-year price plans that iPhone users in the States will have to sign up to.Six will be on offer, varying from $60 for 450 minutes a month to $220 for a whopping 100 hours of talk. All plans also get 200 texts, free mobile web and email, visual voicemail and gratis calls to other AT&T phones.Of course, there's still the $500 to $600 cost of the handset plus a cheeky $36 activation charge. Total cost over two years: a minimum of $1975, or around £1000. Ouch!Of course, we've no idea how this will all translate when it makes it here - other than it'll definitely be a contract-only offering.And bad news for anyone who's considering skipping the country with a clutch full of iPhones to bring back to Blightly. They all need activating through iTunes with a social security number before they'll work. And, like a few million Mexicans, we haven't got one of those.EssentialsApple iPhonePrice: £TBA ($500, $600 in US)On sale: Q4 2007 (29th June in US)Contact: AppleRelated links:iPhone micrositeRelated stories:iPhone - the queue starts hereThe Stuff iPhone timelineApple gives iPhone tours