iPhone 3GS: white or Black, where to buy, when to buy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andymac1, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. andymac1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone!!

    Little HISTORY: - I am just entering the world of Apple and LOVE it. Got my first apple product (ipod touch 2nd gen.) over a year ago. Loved it. I am just getting addicted to apple products. Don't know where have I been all these years!! Of course went to the local apple store numerous times like many of you! Finally decided to spend my hard earned money on Apple!! :) I just bought a white macbook 2.26GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD and pleased with it. (BTW, I personally like macbook WAAAAY better than macbook pro. The white color keys the exquisite finish is not comparable to generic aluminum look that pro has, which u find even in gateway laptops.. Personal opinion though!) My next move is the iPhone. I resisted it so far simply because i HATE AT&T. I don't think I can resist anymore. I give up. I want an iPhone.

    Now the questions:

    1. Should I get a Black or White? I read about the scratches, masculinity etc. (Maybe it will go well with my white macbook?!)

    2. Where to BUY?? This is a very important question for me. The local Mall apple store where I bought my first apple product (ipod touch), went dead after 2 months and I had to change it to another one. Haven't been lucky with that. So, little skeptical about local apple store. should I brush that aside as one time bad luck and go to apple store as opposed to ATT.

    3. Will I get better deals, like waived activation fee, if I go to a kiosk and talk to the sales guy. He might be on commissions and cut a deal.

    4. When to BUY??? - (please note I am willing to break my current contract and pay $110 (as of Mar 1), plus $199 for the 16GB iPHone and $36 activation.) Should I wait coz there is a better iphone coming out soon??? BTW I hate both ATT and verizon. I love tmobile and sprint. (i have both)


    I am looking for specific answers to these 4 questions. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    thanks guys!!! :)
     
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    1. I'm a man, and I got white. It's personal preference. I think white doesn't show scratches as easy.

    2. I would buy from AT&T (see below)

    3. AT&T can waive the fee, the Apple Store can't. If they won't waive the fee, walk out. They'll stop you.

    4. If you can wait 'til June/July, wait for the 4th gen. If you need one soon, the 3GS rocks.
     
  3. andymac1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the 4th gen be cheaper or at least the same price $199. I want at least 16GB and do not want to pay more. Also I dont want to pay more than $69/m for about 450 mts. I have unlimited on my current carrier for $99, and I am thinking even if I go with 450mts from ATT, I can use skype or fring on my iphone and still it is like unlimited. (since they allow calls over 3G now)
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Sadly no one knows the price of the next iPhone, and we will not until WWDC the last week of June, the 29th I believe it is.

    It will be $69 a month for data and minutes, plus text messaging. Anywhere from 5-20 a month depending on plan. Now include tax it will come out to about 100 a month for unlimited texting.
     

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