Final out of pocket $$$ for iPhone 4 on AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HiFiGuy528, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Please correct me if I am wrong. Here is what the final out of pocket cost for a new 32gb iPhone 4 on launch day.

    $299 + tax@$699 (9.75% CA) + $18 upgrade fee = $385.15 out the door.

    Any other fees I missed?
  2. ndpitch macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Don't let them charge you the 18 dollar upgrade fee. If you call and explain to them that you don't want to pay it, they will wave it.
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Why would you pay taxes on the $699 price? Isn't it just on the $299?
  4. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    From what I've read, in CA they tax the unsubsidized cost of the phone.
  5. yrrej macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    you pay tax on the unsubsidized price. at least that's how it is in California.
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    California and I also think mass state laws force stores to charge full retail price rather than subsidized prices. Welcome to the world of heavily democratic states trying to raise tax revenue to support social programs that may or may not work.

    California like the rest of the country has about 45% of nits residents who pay zero state income taxes. Thus us in addition to the 47% of US residents who pay zero federal taxes although they pay payroll taxes.
  7. FlashHead macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2010
    I ordered mine from the Apple Store for delivery to NJ and was only charged our 7% tax on the $299.
  8. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    It depends on ur FAN account. Some FANs allow waiver of upgrade fees. Some don't.

    If u don't have a FAN, they may make a one time exception but the next time they won't waive the fee.

    They have waived my upgrade fee in 2008 but not in 2009.

    Prior to that I always got my upgrade fee waived but my fan had changed it's contract although I still get 24% off voice and data so I really can't complain simce the discount applies to all 4 of my iPhone data lines which means I only pay $22.70 for unlimited data.
  9. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Depends on state laws.
  10. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I am on Citigroup FAN account. Don't know if they waive the $18 for us. Do I ask Apple to waive it since I am picking it up there on the 24th? Or do I call AT&T?
  11. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    Call AT&T
  12. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    hmm.. they didn't waive my $18 fee for ANY of the iPhones previously. Maybe if I mention it they will this time, I am going to be upgrading 2 lines what are the chances the will waive both of these for me? (Hey, I can hope can't I?)

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