Is the iPhone 4 from AT&T free with a 2 year agreement?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I saw from this one site that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint dropped the price on the iPhone 4 to free with a 2 year service agreement. I couldn't locate the iPhone 4 from AT&T as free. Am I overlooking if? Or where would this be at? Also, what GB is this site referring too between the 16GB, and the 32GB?

    Here is the site: http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/12/iphone-4-free-on-contract/
     
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    Not free - but $0.99. You must've overlooked it. :) It's the 8GB iPhone 4.
     
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    No problem, but just my opinion: I would STRONGLY recommend the 4S over the 4. Big difference in the phone itself (dual core, faster, better graphics, more storage). Well worth the $100. I have a 4. :D
     
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    I have the 4 with Verizon. I have a prepaid Visa card here with no money on it, and I don't have $100 on me, and I wanted to go with a free phone with a 2 year. I like my iPhone 4. It's the 32GB model.
     
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    If you're going to switch, why not sell the VZW 4? They're still selling on eBay for $200+ (the 8GB is around $180-200, so I bet your 32GB would do quite well). :) Personally, I just wouldn't want to be stuck in a contract with a phone that is 2 generations old and already starting to show its age (mine is: switching apps can get slow, and newer games, even Temple Run 2, can be hard to play at times). I'm out of contract and have been trying to decide if I want a 5 or to just wait it out. I got my 4 when my sister had to switch carries and it was such an upgrade from my 3GS that I just decided to stick with it for a while. I had been planning to get the 5 on launch day. :D
     
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    Would someone on here swap phones with me if I made a new thread? Or you wouldn't prefer and recommend for me to create a new thread in the iPhone section to swap?
     
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    If you have access to the Marketplace (250 posts, I think - its in the forum rules) you could probably do the swap there. But you can't do it on a regular thread outside the Marketplace - that's against the forum rules. If you can't use the Marketplace, I would probably try Craigslist.
     
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    I don't know if I have access, or not. Could you please post a direct link? I'll try making a post to see if anyone could help with that swap.
     
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    I looked - it IS 250 posts and 180 days membership to access the Marketplace. You've only got 75 posts. Sorry... :(
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's fine, and thank you anyway!
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Right now you can go to Best Buy's website and reserve a $50 gift card that you can use towards your upgrade. If you did that then Sunday you could buy the 4S for $50 at Best Buy and then sell your 4 on craigslist or eBay and end up making a little money. Just another option.
     
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    Good option! I forgot about the $50 BB card - and I think I've heard that if you ask nicely, they'll actually let you use it toward the new phone. :D
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it actually says on the website you can use it towards the phone. Its right here.


    https://www-ssl.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17413&type=page&promoCode=RESERVE2

    Activating Your Phone In Store:

    If you plan to purchase and activate your mobile phone at a Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile specialty store using your registered phone number, you will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card after handset activation during checkout. When purchasing your mobile phone, the Mobile Phone Specialist will inform you of all offers for which you are eligible. To receive your $50 gift card, you must choose $50 Best Buy Gift Card Reserve Offer. The gift card may be used toward your mobile phone purchase or any other future purchases in store or online with no expiration date.
     
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    Awesome! I actually signed up for one myself, so it's nice to know it's a "guaranteed" option to use it on the phone itself. :)
     

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