Guesses at how much 3G iPhone will cost without contract

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Any guesses?

    I guess $299 for the 8GB, and $399 for the 16GB. Not unreasonable if you ask me.
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    who says you can get it without a contract?
     
  3. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    From the sound of it so far, you're not going to be able to get it without contract..

    From what people are saying, in order to even get the phone you have to activate it on spot..
     
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    soooo whos got a mint original iPhone to sell me? :D
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    If you read some of the other posts and the Ars Technica article, it looks like Apple and ATT have abandoned their original pricing model. $199 and $299 are retail prices and they now require activation at purchase time.
     
  6. island macrumors 6502

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    Just like phones now, you can buy it with or without contract. You can even walk in with your own phone, get a free SIM card and sign up for service without ANY contract.

    There will be a higher price of course if you don't get service.

    Oh, and for all of those who think otherwise, imagine how fun it would be to activate iPhones in an Apple store with lots people around you. Let's just start passing around social security numbers and stuff in a popular store....
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    that doesn't appear to be true
     
  8. xy14 macrumors 6502

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    well according to apple.com, it says bla bla bla the iphone starts at $199* and down below it says
    * Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions. Based on iPhone 3G (8GB) and first-generation iPhone (8GB) purchases. Requires new 2-year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.
     
  9. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    I'm already seeing posts by unlockers who sold their v1 phones last week who are now trying to buy another v1 phone to unlock because the v2 will be a lot harder to unlock (since you have to buy a plan at purchase time).
     
  10. island macrumors 6502

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    I've done it, so I guess your right.
     
  11. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    if that was sarcasm I don't know how you could have done that on the new one since it hasn't even come out... :confused:

    maybe I'm misinterpreting.
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I think its 199/299, and your contract just restarts at the date you bought the iPhone 3G
     
  13. arabiafish macrumors newbie

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    The most it can be is $375/$475 if the ETF remains the same, because you could cancel the contract the next day for the $175 ETF fee. So it's still less than the old iPhone.

    Does that sound about right?
     
  14. island macrumors 6502

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    This doesn't make sense to you? You disagree that you cannot get cell phone service without signing up for a contract if you bring your own phone. I have done it, so has many people. It's not advertised of course because they would love to tie you down for 2 years. Read up and get your facts straight before you go off saying that things don't appear to be true.
     
  15. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I assume the 3G phone will still have the step of "activation" which the original did, meaning that if you cancel your contract, the phone will stop working.
     
  16. sananda macrumors 68020

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  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You cannot purchase an iPhone 3G in the United States from either an AT&T store or an Apple Store without signing up for a contract with AT&T.
     
  18. island macrumors 6502

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    You can even sign up for regular plans without a contract if you bring your own equipment. It's not something they like to do but it can be done with most if not all US carriers but I am not sure about international ones.
     
  19. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to bet they won't sell it to you without a contract. But if I was wrong, I'd say $399 for the 8GB, just like before.

    Or we could go as far as $999, if France was any indication a while back.
     
  20. witchdrash macrumors member

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    I'd guess you add £100 on to the equivalent touch, Apple don't want to kill their pure iPod market with underpriced iPhones.
     
  21. island macrumors 6502

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    Of course you can, don't you remember that they currently have iPhone "Pay as you Go" for those with bad credit? Think about how silly you sound.
     
  22. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    you're wrong, please stop posting false information. We're not talking about the old iphone, we're talking about the new one, which you couldn't have tested as it hasn't come out until july. With the information currently available, in the us, you cannot leave until you sign up for a 2 year contract.
     
  23. island macrumors 6502

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    How can you have a phone that is not available to people with bad credit? In any case, you can feel free to buy them all over Craigslist and eBay the same day so don't worry about it to whoever needs one without a contract.

    Hell, just sign up for it and then cancel it the same day, pay the ETF and have a great day.
     
  24. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    399/499 if possible.

    If not, hopefully 299 + 175 ETF like others have said.
     
  25. ducky831 macrumors newbie

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    i already have a 2 year contract with my old iphone, can i get the new iphone and have them use that sim card?
     

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