I Might Be Getting An iPhone 3G!!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Austin2048, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Austin2048 macrumors 6502

    Austin2048

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    hey guys!! i might be getting an iPhone 3G. the old one, not the new one. im thinkin about selling my first gen iPod Touch for like 100 dollars maybe even cheaper and getting the iPhone while its still 99 bucks. does anyone know how long the iPhone will only be 99 bucks? i want to wait as long as possible before buying. and is it possible to unlock it so i can put it on Metro PCS? or another phone provider? and if i buy it at the Apple store do i have to set up an AT&T plan? thanks!!
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    The $99 iPhone looks like a permanent price fixture for the 8gb. But you will have to sign a 2-year contract to get the $99 subsidized price.
     
  3. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    It will most likely be there until WWDC 2010 (although I could be wrong) and you have to get a two year contract with AT&T.
     
  4. Austin2048 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so they wont give me one without a contract... damn. where could i get one for 99 bucks with no contract? buy it from someone, right?
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    AT&T will likely sell you an iPhone without a 2YR contract, but you'll still be paying AT&T for service and for the 3G phone, you may be paying a premium for the phone. Before todays announcement, a non-long term contract 3G iPhone was like $600.
     
  6. Austin2048 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont want ANY contract. i already have a phone and i wanna try and replace it with an iPhone..... thinking about it, i think this thread is out of place lol
     
  7. MTI macrumors 65816

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    You're right, you might be in the wrong forum, but it's pretty simple. In the US, AT&T has the exclusive carrier rights to the iPhones. So, you have to deal with AT&T initially.
     
  8. Austin2048 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so the only thing i can really do is buy off ebay or craigs list or somethin like that?
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Yes, but I would say that your chances of finding any iPhone for $100 are slim to none, especially one that isn't broken.
     
  10. Austin2048 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i found this one guy selling on craigs list for 80 bucks. im emailing him about it now. i wonder why he is selling for 80 bucks.....
     

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