3G the newest?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justan, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. justan macrumors member

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    Is the iphone3G the newest iphone?? Our local Walmart has the iphone 3G 8gig for $197.00. Thats the cheapest ive seen any iphone. I got the ipod touch 2g 8gig for $227.00. Would you recommend buying the iphone??
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    dont forget you have an ~$80+/month obligation for 2 years
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yes, the 3G is the latest iPhone, but you do realize that $197 is all of $2 less than the standard price, do you?

    With the release of the 3G, AT&T/Apple reduced the cost of the iPhone up front while increasing the cost of the plan.
     
  4. justan thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you unlock the 3G yet? Thats the only downside...i cant afford it and i know my parents wont pay for 80+ bills lol. Ah its a nice thought but im perfectly happy with my touch.
     
  5. justan thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought the cheapest was like 300? LOL i guess i need to stay up to date on this stuff.
     
  6. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    No, the cheapest would actually be a $99 refurb on AT&T's website.

    And the 3g will be able to be unlocked very soon, new years.
     
  7. Hoagie52 macrumors member

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    Why would anyone buy a iPhone from wallmart. I would rather go to apple or AT&T not to a place where I can pick up a dozen eggs and tubesocks.
     
  8. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    The 8GB is $199 and the 16GB is $299, if you're a new AT&T customer or upgrade-eligible.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why would it matter? there are many more wal marts than apple/att stores id imagine
     
  10. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Do you really expect to get informed answers about features, rate plans, etc. from a Walmart employee? That's why I wouldn't even dream of buying an iPhone from there...
     
  11. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    The 3G is $10 cheaper at Best Buy ($189 for 8GB and $289 for 16GB). They lowered their price to be cheaper than Walmart.

    Or get the $99 refurb from AT&T (until tomorrow, on Thursday the price goes back up).

    And assuming the phone you get doesn't come with 2.2 out of the box, a software unlock will be available tomorrow for it. If it comes with 2.2, you're out of luck unless you want a hardware/SIM unlock.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    and all that is readily availiable online. if you do your hw before hand, you wouldnt need someone to explain it to you when youre buying one
     

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