I want an iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThugZilla, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. ThugZilla macrumors regular

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    But I'm stuck in a contract with Tmobile for another year. My phone is a POS Motorola W490 which is already dying. My iPod touch has convinced me to get an iPhone, to get internet everywhere. What is the cheapest way I can get an iPhone?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could buy an iPhone off of ebay and unlock it to work on T-Mobile.
     
  3. ThugZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking about that, but they are around $600 there.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Well, you have to get a contract if you buy them through Apple.
     
  5. ThugZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any way around the Tmobile ETF?
     
  6. Beligerent macrumors regular

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    I was in this guys same boat I started t-mobile service and jailbroke an iPhone. The t-Mobile service in New Hampshire was terrible plus my iPhone wouldn't receive texts from US Cellular customer and t-mobile did nothing they charged me an early term fee... i went thru level 3 techs 4 times.
     
  7. The Governor macrumors regular

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    Provide them with military deployment orders is the only way that I know of

    Probably any kind of government orders would suffice

    Neither of those options work for you, then I'd say your stuck with the tab
     
  8. sahni130 macrumors 6502

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    you could do what I did- call T-Mobile's executive customer care. this department is a totally separate one from the regular customer service. I called them and explained to them that I didn't get good service where i lived and that i was basically wasting my money with them ( in reality it wasn't that bad). Basically they waived the fee for three lines, saving me $600. PM me if you want the number for their Executive Customer Service.

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  9. dave-dave macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure you only have 4 options.

    1. Join the military. (they have to let you off then)
    2. Unlock an iphone and use it with T-Mobile
    3. Roam so that 51% of your calls are in roaming for atleast 3 months. They will most likely kick you off then
    4. Pay the early termination fee and leave
     
  10. ThugZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    My problem is that my line is in a family plan with my parents, uncle, and grandparents. Im thinking about moving just my line to AT&T, or getting rid of my line, and creating it again to get the G1. Does the ETF cost less for just one line?
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    There's also the 5th option: Die. That'll get you out of your contract :D
     

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