Reuters (via Ars) has word from Ralph de la Vega, the head of AT&T's mobility and consumer business:

  • "Right now we continue to study what is the best thing that is available, not just from an iPhone point of view, but what you can do to stimulate additional demand,"

  • "Our business is to sell services," he said, adding that AT&T doesn't make money from the sale of devices like the iPhone, which it subsidizes heavily

  • "We view Apple as a strategic partner for us, a very good partner to have now and into the future,"

Like the old joke goes, if you ask someone if they've considered something -- bang! -- you just made them consider it. So, yeah, AT&T has considered making iPhone data cheaper... but we still don't know if they'll actually do anything about it.