$599 4GB $699 8GB iPhone = Total BS!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wakka092, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Just talked to AT&T Data Support Chat. After hearing the local AT&T rep talk about the $599 - $699 iPhone price, I talked to AT&T.

    They said that no matter if you're eligible for an upgrade, a new customer, or even not eligible for an upgrade you pay $499 or $599.

    Hope this clears things up.

    Oh, sorry, I forgot to add that I was told that when upgrading I'd have to pay $100 more than a new customer, which is not the case.
     
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure no one has ever made any mention of $599 and $699 pricing.
     
  3. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Your post makes no sense
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Dang the passed 6 months ive been whondering this. Even after Steve said in the Jan Keynote that the iPhone would be $499 and $599





    :rolleyes:


    -nickspohn
     
  5. The Viking macrumors member

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    While not eloquently worded, the OP was stating that they'd heard the iPhone was going to cost $100 more than MSRP for existing customers under contract.

    Total BS, indeed.

    I had an AT&T rep tell me in-store that I'd have to pay well over $1000 for the phone if I wanted to sign up and get a free phone now, then re-up my contract for the iPhone. Lots of misinformation out there, folks.
     
  6. marksman macrumors 603

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    Yeah there are a few people out there claimng there that the listed price is subsidized.

    I don't believe it. I believe it is one price for everyone and that is it.

    I won't believe differently unless Apple or AT&T specifically say differently. Right now everything points to it just being a single price.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    how you gonna get a "2 year contract" without being a new or renewing customer?
     
  8. nospleen macrumors 68020

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    It looks like the OP has edited his/her initial findings. I did a little chatting too...
     

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  9. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is the post that makes no sense.. :confused:
     
  10. The Viking macrumors member

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    I'm also a Brandon H. and glad to have a definitive answer on the subject like that. Great post.
     
  11. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I was told exactly the same thing Wednesday before last (on the 13th).

    Not subsidized. Same price new/old customer. New 2 year contract.
     
  12. constant L macrumors member

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    i am pissed. i went to two att stores and they BOTH told me that i would not be able to even purchase the iphone let alone buying an unsubsidized one...

    i emphatically told them i have heard otherwise from a majority of people...

    i told them that i thought it would be crazy to not allow existing customers the option to even buy the phone.....

    they told me that they were one hundred percent positive and my information was incorrect...
     
  13. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ignorance is bliss.
     
  14. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I have been posting this for I don't know how long here and nobody heard me. New, existing, upgrading, whatever you are customers have to pay the same price as everyone for the iPhone and you will "have" to pay for a new two year contract even if you have an existing one with Cingular. You will have to cancel your old contract and pay the cancel fee, OR have two contracts.

    Same thing I have been saying.... I am glad that you understand this and have said it much simpler than I... congrats on your quick uptake.
     
  15. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, so let me get this straight. AT&T won't let any of their current users under contract buy the iPhone? That has got to be rubbish. Lots of providers will just do an extention onto your current contract and call it a day (at least that's what T-Mobile did for me when I wanted a new phone and was under contract).
     
  16. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    To begin with - the phones are not subsidized. If they even mentioned it, I wouldn't pay too much attention to the rest of their info. They have never refused to sell me a phone. I might end up paying a premium (if I wasn't eligible for an upgrade), but would have still been able to buy whatever phone they offer. In this case - the phone has no discount or premium. One price. What they told you doesn't even make sense - I seriously doubt Apple employees are going to check everyone's phone account.

    Give them a call. I was very persistent in making sure we were both "on the same page", since I am a current customer AND are not eligible for upgrade yet.
     
  17. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    How do you know this? Everyone I talked to is making assumptions based on other products. Everyone at AT&T is completely in the dark except for the unit price and launch.

    I'm 18 months into my contact and curious if my only options are to pay to break my contract or wait two months. Certainly that's the SOP, but this is an unsubsidized phone and I'm sure they would love to get a data plan out of me, plus Apple wants to sell out of units and get kickbacks on services. Logically it would seem some kind of contract amnesty or at least extension. Then again, it's ATT...
     
  18. constant L macrumors member

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    there is no way they will require existing customers to cancel their contracts and pay the cancellation fee just to buy one. there has to be at least a way to buy it unsubsidized...but the iPhone isn't subsidized so it will be the same price for everyone....

    they will probably just extend your current contract....just my guess...
     
  19. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Thanks.
    I've been shortning it each time I re-post the same info. Maybe we can come up with an acronym. ;)

    I was even starting to add: "same price for: upgrade, downgrade, side-grade, retro-grade, steep-grade....... ad nauseam"
     
  20. kevinwiz macrumors regular

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    clears what up? nobody actually thought that it was going to be 600/700
     
  21. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmph.. I have extended my contract many times without cancelling my contract. All a "two-year commitment/contract extension" means is that seven or eight digits on you account change; ex:

    6/29/07 -> 6/29/09
     
  22. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Some people weren't sure how being an existing customer would affect pricing. Just look above. You'll see of people who thought or were unsure. :)
     
  23. Briellz macrumors member

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    lmao...co-sign
     
  24. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    you can actually, you just need to pay for 2 plans at the same time.

    i think what the poster is saying is that ATT stated its $600 + 2 yrs NO EXCEPTIONS

    no upgrades, no downgrades, no transfers, nothing, you pay $600 + sign 2yrs and you get a phone. doesnt matter what you have now

    now who is going to get 2 plans? not very many people. its cheaper to pay the cancelation fee, this is how ATT will make money, they get your cancel fee money, you get nothing back, and then they get another contract signed in their favor, $$ + $$ = W1n for ATT, Lose for you
     
  25. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, no, no. That is what an AT&T CSR at a store said and they were wrong.

    It is $500 or $600 no matter what.
     

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