Can I buy 3G Iphone for $99 and cancel contract?

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  1. krayzeez macrumors newbie

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    Is that option still available now? Now that the 3g 8gb has been lowered to $99. Can I still buy it and cancel it right after?

    How much would it cost to do that?

    thanks!
     
  2. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    You can, but you will have to wait at least 30 days to cancel it, or you would have to return it. You would also have to pay the Early Termination Fee of $175.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    so total cost is

    99 +tax
    90 for first month plan or so
    175 etf

    ~365 total contract free iphone
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/4.6.1.101 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    Refurb 8gbs are 79, which knocks the total down to a little under 350
     
  5. MacLover4491 macrumors member

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    you can get a new one on ebay for cheap. why bothers?
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Why would the first month be $90.

    Is it not $40 for the minutes, and then $30 for data.

    That's $70.
     
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Activation fees make the first bill considerably higher.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    and most people get a text plan as well
     
  9. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    This is pretty tricky. You could, as other people have said. But IMHO, I feel that an iPhone is extremely crippled without the use of the unlimited data plan. That's assuming you're doing this to get out of the data plan. If you're just doing this to get an iPhone, it's good. I'm not sure if it messes with your credit though. You should check into that. You might do better looking to buy one straight out or from ebay or something.
     
  10. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Ebay is better IMO. Unlocked iPhones for under $150.
     
  11. dvin macrumors member

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    activation fee is around $35
    monthly taxes and "other fee's" are around $15-$20
    so yea $40 + $30 + $35 +$20 = $125 for the first month

    $125 + $99 + $175 = $399
     
  12. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    What? Not 3Gs. I just checked today and the cheapest used 3Gs are going for around $300 for 8GB and $350 for 16GB.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The taxes and fees are the silent killers.
     
  14. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And the fees keep going up, and some of them are merely price increases disguised as govt mandated fees. It's a racket.
     
  15. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    As soon as my 3GS is in my hand, my current 3G is going out the door @ $200. Still locked to AT&T but couldn't anyone on AT&T just use it as a phone if they wanted to? Just no visual VM and no Internet except via WIFI.

    Or are there other limitations I'm not thinking of?

    Cheers,
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Those are for the imaginary phones from scammers.
     

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