Anyone who has watched television or has been on the internet the past 2 days has seen all the ads I’m sure. “Twice the speed. Half the price.”

But how true is that exactly? Yes, the 8gb 3g iPhone will only cost $199. But, barely mentioned anywhere is the fact that the US provider AT&T has raised the price of the iPhone plans by $10 a month.

So yeah, Apple lowered the price of the iPhone by $200. Too bad new owners of the 3g iPhone will have to pay $240 more over 2 years than people currently with plans.

I was definitely considering making the switch to AT&T and paying the early termination fee to Verizon. But the more I think about it now, I’m finding it very hard to consider paying $70 minimum a month for one of the iPhone plans.

Edit: After looking into this more, I noticed there is another change also. The base plan no longer includes the 200 text messages. You are now required to pay $5 a month to include 200 text messages.

I’m curious to hear what others think about this.