Anyone looking at cost differences for switchin to iPhone now that it is affordable??

MrMan112

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I was trying to figure out the cost difference of switching from my Verizon $39.99 plan to iPhone.
Staying with Verizon for 15 more months will cost $698.40. Owning an iPhone for the next 15 months including the early termination fee and cost of the phone with the $59.99 plan costs about $1527.40.

This is a $829 total extra cost other a 15 month span. Sticking it out with Verizon, I could go out and buy a iPod touch and still have $500 in my pocket. :confused: Not sure what to do.
 

Vidd

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Is having your media player and phone consolidated into one device worth $500?
Remember that the iPod touch has Safari as well.
 

aerospace

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if you sign up for at&t and get a free phone first, you can sell that and easily pay off your early termination fee. most likely you can get 200-250 for a blackberry or something similar on ebay. if you really want to save some money you can go the prepaid route which is 29/mo+20 for data, its less minutes but if you dont use a lot its a cheaper deal. prepay also means you dont have a contract to worry about.

...my 2 cents
 

MacMan33

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I think the iphone will not be updated for 2 years, it seems it was used for the introduction of the ipod... I say wait, i have an iphone and its all a matter of money. If you can swing losing the 500 then go for it;) otherwise save your money...:D
 

VoodooDaddy

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If you really want it now, just get the iphone and use as the touch (ie - dont get any voice plan through ATT yet)

Personally, Im still in contract with Tmobile for another 9 months or so. I had a Blackberry data plan on my line with them that cost me $20 a month. I chose the cheapest ATT gophone plan, added iphone data, then cancelled my Blackberry data. My "net" difference in cost is $29.99 a month.

Since I was going to be paying $20/month to Tmobile for data anyway, applying that to the data plan for the iphone is a wash. So my only cost difference is the voice plan.
 

ehoez

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keep your money, open an ING direct savings account, and save your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 

airfang

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I was trying to figure out the cost difference of switching from my Verizon $39.99 plan to iPhone.
Staying with Verizon for 15 more months will cost $698.40. Owning an iPhone for the next 15 months including the early termination fee and cost of the phone with the $59.99 plan costs about $1527.40.

This is a $829 total extra cost other a 15 month span. Sticking it out with Verizon, I could go out and buy a iPod touch and still have $500 in my pocket. :confused: Not sure what to do.
I think Apple released iPod TOUCH just for potential buyers like you, I am not kidding.
 

drater

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I was trying to figure out the cost difference of switching from my Verizon $39.99 plan to iPhone.
Staying with Verizon for 15 more months will cost $698.40. Owning an iPhone for the next 15 months including the early termination fee and cost of the phone with the $59.99 plan costs about $1527.40.

This is a $829 total extra cost other a 15 month span. Sticking it out with Verizon, I could go out and buy a iPod touch and still have $500 in my pocket. :confused: Not sure what to do.
if you have the money, buy the iPhone. Its better than having two devices crammed in your pocket.