iphone $499 Pricing question AT&t

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Effusion01, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Effusion01 macrumors member

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    Since one of my line is not eligible for upgrade, the only option i get is to purchase the phone at $499 price for a 16GB iphone 4s, if I purchase the iphone at the $499 price does that renew contract for 2 more years on at&t or the contract remains the same.
     
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    The contract renews. It's $649 unlocked and off contract.
     
  3. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you'd be renewing your contract for 2 years. $499 is still a partially subsidized price, not the full retail price, so the carrier is paying for a portion of the phone. You'd basically be doing an early upgrade, which does lock you into a new 2-year contract.
     
  4. Effusion01 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks, so than do i have to wait till the retail version is out? as no sense paying $449 only to renew contract.
     

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