I think it's BS you can't buy the White iPhone for 199.00

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mjref4life, May 1, 2011.

  1. Mjref4life macrumors newbie

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    When ur already a iPhone user??????

    It really pisses me of that I must wait, I mean put me in another 2 year contract. I've been a iPhone user since day 1 & I believe that I should always be able to get "The cheaper price" when new iPhones come out with the 2 year contract of course.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    You can buy the white iPhone for $199.99 ....... upon activation of a new line.
    I believe you should read your contract agreement and do your research. If you want a new iPhone every year, then you need to pay over $100 a month, I believe.
     
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Is that $100/mo = yearly upgrade for both Att & Verizon?
     
  5. admanster macrumors newbie

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    Well if you are in a contract, didn't you agree to the terms? Just because you have been a user since day doesn't mean you get special treatment. It is a phone after all. ;)
     
  6. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    its how the system works buddy. people say that they are "valued customers" all the time and they should be getting new phones instead. in reality they wanna attract new customers not you. i know it sucks but thats the way the cookie crumbles
     
  7. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    So if you have two iPhones on your accoutrements you are allows to upgrade every 12 months for both lines?
     
  8. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    I just bought mine for $199.

    This phone is The Best iPhone ive had.

    I cannot say enough good things about the improved antenna.

    The new engineers Apple hired after Antennagate really know what they are doing. This is why the phone is slightly thicker.

    I highly suggest this great new phone to anyone that suffered with a poor phone like I did. I bought the original black iPhone 4, it was horrible. Even the replacements I got weren't much better.

    This white one is fantastic!
     
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  11. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    You like playing jazz?
     
  12. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Sold my black 16 for 500 and bought the white 16 for 600.

    Try the same.
     
  13. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

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    It really pisses me off I cannot buy gasoline at a reduced price, I mean, I have been using it since the day I started driving. I spend lots of money on it so I think I should get a discount.

    I cannot believe this system.:mad:
     
  14. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    lmaooooooooo
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LOL awesome!
    While we're at it, I've been eating my entire life. I can't believe I have to pay for food after being a loyal eater for decades.

    OP, got any more inane ideas you'd like to share?
     
  16. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been living in the same god damn 2 bedroom property for 10 consecutive years, it's time the government lend me a bigger house :mad:
     
  17. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    When you buy a house, you get a 30-year contract.
    When you buy a iPhone, you get a 2-year contract.
    On a $599k house, you pay 35% down, and the remainder over the course of your contract.
    On a $599 iPhone, you pay $199 down, and the remainder over the course of your contract.

    Hm.
     
  18. Tapiwa macrumors member

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    The phone doesn't cost $199.. ;)
    It costs $199+the carrier's subsidy that you reimburse with your monthly bill. The actual value of the phone is 600 to 700 dollars, based on the pricing for countries where Apple sells them without a plan.

    If you haven't "paid off" the phone with your monthly plan yet then why should you be able to get another one for $199 upfront? :confused:
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Sorry, OP but you agreed to the terms when you purchased your iPhone, now deal with it.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Kids these days dont understand how phone service contracts work.
    They think they can get the subsidized price whenever they want:rolleyes:
     
  21. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    it's not a new iPhone ...
     
  22. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    Implication being that pretty much all subsidised contracts are BS...

    Posted above, "nice sense of entitlement".
     
  23. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm selling my black 32GB to recoup the money I spent on the white one. Maybe you could try that? I knew I wasn't eligible for the cheapest price, but I really wanted white. Just how it works with cell phone contracts.
     
  24. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Do you understand the concept of contract? That means you have agreed to stay with the carrier for two years and in return they *subsidize* (that means they pay part of the cost for you as the phone is around 700 dollars brand new) the phone for you in return for your agreement to stay for 2 years.

    When the phone comes out the next year, they already have you in agreement for a contract for still another year. What is their incentive to subsidize your phone again for you? Your already with them for yet another year. Now when your contract ends at two years, you have something you can barter to them for them subsidizing your phone, another agreement to stay for another two years.

    You get how this works yet? You have to be able to give them something in return for them giving you something. They aren't there to be nice to you. They gotta make money (they have employees to pay, equipment to maintain, all stuff they need to do in order to provide you with coverage on your cellphone).
     

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