Getting iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by John1989, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. John1989 macrumors newbie

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    On Fall 2010, I will be going to US to further my studies, and I would love go get myself the latest iPhone.

    In order to get the 32GB iPhone 4 at $299, I will need to sign a 2-year contract with AT&T right?

    What is the minimal monthly fee that I need to pay so that I am qualified to get the phone at $299? :)
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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    10 for phone 15 for interwebz then other fees that idk since I have a family plan
     
  3. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    If you're a new AT&T customer then you will be able to purchase the iPhone for the upgrade price regardless of which voice or data plans you choose for it.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Lets see...

    $40 for the cheapest plan of 450 minutes
    $15 for the DataPlus 200MB (data plan is required, this is the least expensive one.)
    $5 for 200 text messages (least expensive one; you get charged in the US for incoming & outgoing texts; this is not required if you don't text.)

    So you are looking at a minimum of $55 with no text plan and before any taxes, fees, etc.
     
  5. John1989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand that I can purchase the iPhone for the "new or upgrade" price.

    But what is the 2 years contract about?

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with the mobile phone service provider in the US.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Do they not have phone contracts where you currently live?

    Basically it an agreement between you and at&t that they will sell you the iPhone at a substantially reduced price ($199/$299) as a new customer. In exchange, you agree to use their service for 2 years. If you leave early, they will charge you an Early Termination Fee of $325 prorated by how many months you end the contract early.

    I hope this helps.
     
  7. John1989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, the country that I live in has this kind of contract, but it is somehow different.

    So every month I have to pay $55. And at the end of the contract, I would have paid $1320 right?
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't know if the $55 is totally accurate. There are taxes and fees that will add on to it. Also, you might choose a higher text plan, insurance, unlimited night & weekends, etc.

    But for arguments sake, lets say the $55 is accurate, then yes, over the 2 year contract you would indeed be paying $1320.
     
  9. John1989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I use AT&T prepaid on the iPhone? Because I do not think I will be calling or texting a lot.

    If I'm using prepaid, then I would have to pay $699 for the iPhone?
     
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Activation of $36. Realistically, $63 x 24 months.
     

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