can you buy the iphone 3GS with cash?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DAneil808, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. DAneil808 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2009
    last year i heard that you could only buy the 3g with a credit card. is that the same for the 3GS too? i heard you could buy it with cash at the att store. is that true? and also if i want to buy the iphone 3gs and im coming from tmobile, are there any extra fees for new customers? and can you port your old number to att? sorry for the load of questions but i want to make sure before i purchase the phone
  2. MasterTick macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    No you can't use cash, stop selling drugs.
  3. Blueravr macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
  4. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    I paid cash for mine at the ATT store. I didn't pay full price.
  5. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Are you serious?

    Anyways, OP, yes you can pay cash.
  6. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    I've paid cash @ the Corp AT&T stores for all 3 iPhone puchases. 2g, 3g(x2) and 3GS No questions asked.

    I suspect if the :apple: store plays hardball you can still pay cash aka buy the gift card with cash then use the gift card to buy the phone.
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    At the apple store I paid cash. The sales associate sold me a gift card for the exact value of the 3g s and then that was used to pay for the phone.
  8. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    When you pay cash, the apple employee puts the money onto a gift card. Then he swipes the gift card through the register. That acts as another way for you paying for it with cash.

    So to answer it blatantly, yes you can pay with cash.
  9. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2009
    When I purchased my 3G, I paid for it in cash at the AT&T store, but it was an upgrade for an account, so they could track it. When I got my 3GS, I used cash and a debit card. Again, it was an upgrade for the account.
  10. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    If you buy an iPhone at the Apple Store, they're going to ring it up/activate it on one of those little handheld PDA (EasyPay) devices.

    EasyPay devices can only accept cards (credit/debit/gift) for payment. They were doing some testing with accepting cash, but that was only a few stores.

    So if you walk into an Apple Store with cash and want to buy an iPhone, like others have said, first buy a Gift Card for the amount of the iPhone.

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