Have to pay almost $600 to get an iPhone 3G plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by definitive, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    So I've wanted to get an iPhone 3G plan while porting a three line family plan to AT&T for the past two weeks. After calling AT&T here's what they've told me over the phone:

    Three line family plan with one iPhone plan
    -$130 or so after taxes for 700minute plan each month
    -$130 for prorated
    -$36+$26+$26 in activations
    -$200 for iPhone 8GB

    Total for the first month comes out to around $550 + there are taxes.

    Does this sound right? Is there any way to drop the bill's overall price somehow?
     
  2. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Check with your company for FAN discount, and that's about all you can do.
     
  3. doodads macrumors 6502

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  4. doodads macrumors 6502

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    Is the iPhone data plan monthly cost included in your numbers?
     
  5. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    Try another rep that can give you a better deal, maybe the one you talked to was in a bad mood;)
     
  6. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it's right sadly, this happened to me yesterday because of the Billing Cycle and the day it was done. See you when you pay your Bill you always pay a moth ahead so those minutes and data are available so they have to charge you two months so you're caught up, sucks I know but thats at&t for ya, oh and I did get my Activation Fee waived , make them do the same
     
  7. aluren macrumors 65816

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    well it's not like you gotta pay $200 every month for your iPhone... same goes for the activation fees... they're both one time fee.
     
  8. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    how do i go about them waiving it? do i call them up after they've activated my account? also, do the at&t stores offer free after rebate (or just free) phones like tmobile does? i see that they only offer free phones over internet, but i don't see how that would apply to me since i can't order an iphone over the internet, and from what i gather, they don't apply online promotions over the phone (and neither can i order iphone over phone). am i right?

    my company doesn't have that
     
  9. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    they offer free phones, sure... but there are no discounts on iPhones other than the already subsidized 199/299 prices.

    Also, i was only prorated for a couple days.. they didn't do an entire month for me.
     
  10. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    so how can i get the activation fees dropped?
     
  11. richg916 macrumors regular

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    Good luck.. they wouldn't do it for me. Unless it states it in your company discount.
     

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