Buying iphone 3g then cancelling service?

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  1. TQ305 macrumors newbie

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    If I were to buy an iPhone 3G for 8GB for $200, how would i go about doing so at the apple store?
    do i need to give any billing information?
    can i cancel the service and not pay activation and still keep the iphone and jailbreak it?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. alphatectz macrumors 6502a

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    To be stight forward, if you buy the 3g and cancel your contract, i think you have 14 days (i might be mistaken) to return the phone, your better off buying a 3g else were (in other words from the AT&T web site....

    Edit:

    PM me when u get a chance...
     
  3. th3splatz macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering the same thing. Any suggestions.
     
  4. iboost79 macrumors member

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    Only for purchases at the Apple Store. You do not have to return your iPhone when you cancel your contract. Even if it's the same day you bought/activated your iPhone.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Completely incorrect.

    You buy the iPhone, pay activation, pay for one month of service, wait 30 days, cancel your contract, pay the early termination fee, and keep the phone.

    If you cancel before 30 days, you either return the phone or are charged all of this plus the unsubsidized cost of the iPhone.
     
  6. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    I'm really interested in this at some point,
    Can you please cite your sources?
    Where I can read it more officially?
     
  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    (Source: ATT Return Policy)​
     
  8. TQ305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My idea is as follows:

    either buy an 8gb from the apple store for $200 or buy from at&t online and pay $200 for a refurbished 16gb. then within 3 days cancel the contract and say that the reception in my work areas are bad as i travel alot and the signal is horrible and im unsatisfied with 3g speeds but i like the phone. in the event i move or change locations and still want to use the service i keep the phone since i payed for it.

    what do u guys think?
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    You have to return the device if you cancel your contract within 30 days, or pay the unsubsidized price.
     
  10. illidian macrumors 6502

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    No matter how sly you think you are, you won't succeed.

    And by the way, you didn't "Pay for the phone." You paid part of the price of the phone - the rest you pay for throughout your two year contract. So if you cancel early, you have to pay the rest of the cost of the phone.
     
  11. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    What if you walk out, say you could hit in the face by a theif, proceed to pay a friend to beat you up, call the police, and then go to the apple store to let them know you want to cancelyour account, would they let you cancel your account with out paying for it?
     
  12. TQ305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ill still try. even if i dont succeed, i will get a full refund. the only thing that will be wasted is my time and high hopes lol
     
  13. lococo72 macrumors newbie

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    at&t reply

    hi sir,
    as stated in the contract , once you cancel service in the first 30 days you will need to return the iphone to us or we will charge you the full price of the iphone
    in the event you moved or you changed your locations and you still want to use our services give us a call and we will be more then happy to provide you with the latest iphone that we have at time ,
    thank you
    have i answer all your questions sir
    thank you:eek:
     
  14. TQ305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what if i didnt buy the iphone from att. according to the terms of service, its for phones purchased from att. although att and apple are hand in hand, its still an apple product, only with att service. if i were to get it serviced, it would go to apple. and what if i already had an iphone? since i didnt purchase it from att it seems that it does not apply
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I really hate to be a smarta$$, but do these folks think these companies are stupid ?


    Usually, their 1st mistake is they don't bother to research these "bright" ideas they come up with.

    Then, when we give them the benefit of our wisdom, it's "I'm still gonna try it".

    OK, knock yourself out. Like in all the world, you are the 1st person to come up with this "brainstorm".

    Return within 30 days, you have to return the phone, cancel after 30 days, pay an early termination fee.

    If I am off base here, you have my condolences !! :cool:
     

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