Buying Iphone Advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbt2008, May 21, 2008.

  1. jbt2008 macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I have been lurking around here for a few months, as I have been thinking about buying an iphone. My current plan with sprint is up and I won't have a phone after tomorrow. I'd really like an iphone but two problems: not a lot of money to spend and can't wait real long for the 3g to come out.

    The refurbs look like a great deal, and I think I could justify the price. I don't really care that much about 3g, I am usually around wifi and really don't use my phones for internet that much. I just don't want to regret it when the new one comes out, but I can't wait a month for it to come out. GPS isn't that big of a deal to me either. Any thoughts????

    Thanks!
     
  2. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I'm kinda in the same position as you. I sold my moto krzr phone with Verizon and sold my ipod touch in preparation for the 3g iphone. Right now I don;t have anything and just saw that they have the refurbs back. I am going to get a 16gb and I think they are $350 (refurb) which is a pretty good deal. I, like you, just don't know how much longer I can wait, it will be AT LEAST until June 9 if they release them that day. But if you don't really need 3g or GPS then I don't see why getting a refurb would be so bad if you can't wait. Good luck with whatever you do !
     
  3. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    I say, pick up a refurb, it sounds like a good choice for you. I just sold my old one because all my buds already have a first gen iPhone and I have to best them with a 3G one :) Petty, I know
     
  4. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    why couldnt you just sign up with ATT, get the free phone that they give you for signing up, and then upgrade to the new one when it comes out? I know 3G isn't nessesary for you, heck - i purchased my iphone 2+ weeks ago and i got told i was stupid for doing so, but i'm happy..

    its just a suggestion because no one wants to be without a phone.

    OR, since your contract is up, you can continue on it as a month to month basis for a certain period of time, so you COULD stay with sprint for atleast another month
     
  5. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my iPhone 16GB on ebay a week and a half ago in anticiaption for the 3G. I would have held on longer given another chance. Anyhow, i bought $20 Nokia 2610 refurb from AT&T.

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph.../?device=Nokia+2610+(Refurb)&q_sku=sku1230021

    I paid the $20 so not to extend my contract and save my subsidized phone for a more expensive one. The phone is just a phone, but it is getting me by until the new ones are released.
     
  6. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    On that same note, I am using a SLVR now and it is just terrible in comparison to how well my iPhone worked
     
  7. jbt2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input. How much does it cost to add an iphone to an existing ATT plan? I think it's only 9.99, but on the iphone plans it's 29.99. I may just get a free phone, sell it and buy an iphone. That's seems like a hassle though :)
     

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