ETF vs. non-upgradable price of 399?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wolfattack, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. wolfattack macrumors member

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    I'm about to buy a 3g iphone, and had a quick question.

    I am not available for an upgrade because i signed a new 2 year contract in march. Instead of paying $399 for a 8gb at the non-upgradable cost, couldn't i save 25 bucks by paying the $175 ETF and then buying an 8gb for 199 dollars?

    Would that mean i would loose my phone number though?

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    New contract includes a $30 activation fee. Cancel-recreate costs you $5 more. AT&T isn't stupid.
     
  3. wolfattack thread starter macrumors member

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    What about the ETF being prorated, meaning i could get 20 more bucks off for 4 months at 5 dollars a month.

    If i buy an iphone for 399, i dont have to pay the activation fee?
     
  4. TonyMil macrumors member

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    Do you have a 1st Gen iPhone on your account? If so you qualify for the discounted price.
     
  5. wolfattack thread starter macrumors member

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    no i dont have one.
     
  6. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    paying the WTF may still not qualify you for the discount pricing. Most compaines have a waiting period in which your old account can be reactivated. You may have to wait several months before your account is erased.
     
  7. wolfattack thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh, thanks for clearing that up, i appreciate it!
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Legislation just ruled the EFT illegal. I'm sure there will be appeals but when is it final? I had 3 weeks left on Verizon when I bought the iPhone on June 29 and porting the number forced me to pay $175 immediately!
     
  9. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    What legislation?
     
  10. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    california only.

    you really want to mess with ETF to save $25? dude.... just buy the phone legitimately. the extra $25 is worth not dealing with the hassle alone.
     

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