$99 Iphone as a cheaper Ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by katlove, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. katlove macrumors newbie

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    Can you buy an Iphone and not activate it? I don't want a cell phone but the idea of just using it as an Ipod for $99 is appealing.
     
  2. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    No, that just doesn't work. They won't sell you one unless you activate it. wait until September, they will have new touches out.
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    You can buy it for $99 and never activate it, but it will just be a paperweight. The reason you can get one for $99 is that AT&T is footing the rest of the bill because you're agreeing to a 2-year service contract with them.

    Nice try though. :D
     
  4. katlove thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    Once the current 3G owners have been in their contract for 16 months, couldn't they get either another 3G for $99 or a 3GS for $199 and then resell it/use it as an iTouch?
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    $99 iPhone 3G + 2 year contract ($69/mo for 24 months) = $1755

    vs.

    iPod touch for $229
     
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the old 2G or 3G phone can be used as a touch without any contract at that point.
     
  8. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    If you dont activate it during the first month they will bill you the cost of the iphone real price
     
  9. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    But after 16 months can't you upgrade to the iphone 3GS for $199, then just sell it and use your old 3G?
     

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