18 free months?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Remember a few months ago when people were talking about 18 months of free phone service for iPhone? Is it still a possibility or no?
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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    whoa

    i ve never heard of this b4,, maybe not her ein canada,, but that d be soooooooooooooooo crazy,just 6 months would already save me hundreddddsss.
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    A year and a half of free service out of a possible 2 year contract? Highly unlikely...
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

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    Very true, evn tho it's up to three in Canada,, but still 18 out of 36? unlike...impossible....
     
  5. chatster18 macrumors regular

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  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    yeah, somebody got too crazy in making rumors, :D
     
  7. juanster macrumors 68020

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    some steroided up rumors..
    i d believe three months free, that's what they do here when they stick it up you with a 3 year contract....
     
  8. chatster18 macrumors regular

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    Ya I could see a 3 month trial. They do that with Sprint when you enter into a new 2 year contract. You get 3 months of PCS Vision service (like T-mobile t-zones, and Cingular mediaMax)
     
  9. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I really just don't know. I mean, Jim Cramer is very reputable.
     
  10. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    What about one and a half free years of service with a one-year contract? Now that, I would take. :D
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    maybe 18 months of free data plan, but you still pay for regular phone minutes during that time.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that indeed could be a possibility imo.
     
  13. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yes that d make sense,, get everyone addicted to use it for free,, then start chargin for it....
     
  14. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    The screaming lunatic giving out awful stock advice on CNBC? The man who refused to see the dot com bubble bursting until April 2000? Reputable? The homeless man with the 2000 word sign sitting out in front of my local Starbucks is more reputable than Cramer.
     
  15. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I just wish we knew the rates at least at this point.
     
  16. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's highly unlikely that Cingular will discount the iPhone any more deeply than they discount their own branded smart phone or the Treo or Blackberry.

    Right now, Cingular offers $100 off the retail price ($550) plus a $50 mail in rebate on the Cingular 8525 for a final price of $400. They offer $150 off the Treo 750 plus a $100 rebate for a final price of $400. And they offer $100 off the Blackberry 8800 plus a $50 rebate for a final price of $300.

    I expect that Cingular will match these price points on the iPhone ... $300 for the 4 gig model (with 2 year contract) and $400 for the 8 gig model (again with 2 year contract.) While I think they toyed around with contract price discounts instead of equipment discounts, from my discussions with people at Cingular/AT&T, they're going to go about it the traditional way.
     
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  18. chatster18 macrumors regular

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    Me too, but I bet they are not showing them so we cant whine about how gosh darn expensive it is..... :mad:
     
  19. iBenzin macrumors member

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    Rumours =]
     
  20. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I can't see it happening...hopefully a nice cheap 20.00 dollar Unlimited Text, Pix and Internet plan will come the iPhone's way.
     
  21. chatster18 macrumors regular

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    If that were the package, man I would be sold! :D
     
  22. juanster macrumors 68020

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    me too...
    im paying 10 CAN right now and don't get close to half that....
     
  23. mugwump macrumors regular

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    Wow, you guys are letting them off the hook WAY too easily. Check out Amazon Cingular phones -- many of them are now free or you even get money back. But Cingular will offer zero incentives for the iPhone? After reading the above responses, they are probably howling with joy.

    How about 18 months of free data plan. That would be worth $15 per month times 18 = $270, which sounds about right for a two year contract.

    Book it.
     
  24. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yes, yes but they KNOW people will still go out and buy the iPhone, even if it was 1000 for the phone and more expensive per minute of use.
     

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