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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrMan112, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. MrMan112 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2005
    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.
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  3. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Is having your media player and phone consolidated into one device worth $500?
    Remember that the iPod touch has Safari as well.
  4. MrMan112 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Another way to convince myself... $500 over 15 months comes to about $33 a month, which isn't too bad.:)
  5. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    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. 2 cents
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  7. MacMan33 macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2007
    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
  8. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    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.
  9. ehoez macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2007
    keep your money, open an ING direct savings account, and save your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  10. airfang macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I think Apple released iPod TOUCH just for potential buyers like you, I am not kidding.
  11. drater macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Boston, MA
    if you have the money, buy the iPhone. Its better than having two devices crammed in your pocket.

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