iPhone dilemma

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spice weasel, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Here's the deal. My employer just announced that it will no longer be paying for our cell phones or plans, effective at some yet-to-be determined point in the near future. We will be given the option to purchase our current phones from them and to port our numbers to our own account.

    I have a 32gig iPhone 4 that is two years old. It works fine. They want to charge me $150 to keep the phone.

    I also have an old iPhone 3 that still works that is mine.

    Do I:

    1) Spend a bit more and get the iPhone 4s (probably the 16gig model for $200), and then forgo the possibility of getting a subsidized iPhone 5 whenever they are released?

    2) Pay the $150 and keep my current phone, thereby allowing me to get the iPhone 5 for the subsidized price when it comes out?

    3) Pay nothing and revert to my iPhone 3 for the time being and hope that the iPhone 5 is released sooner rather than later?

    Will I even be eligible for a subsidized iPhone if I'm already into my contract but haven't bought an iPhone through my cell carrier yet? I assume that it would just restart the clock on my plan. If so, then I'm leaning towards option 3.

    What would you do?
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    You can probably sell the 4 for that much, so it might be worth it. I wouldn't jump into a 4s with contract 3 months before the next one comes out, though. Not when you have 2 choices that will work for awhile.
     
  3. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    If at all possible I would do what it takes to hold out until the 5. Otherwise you will have to pay a lot more for the 5.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    If you want recommendations then help those to help you. Post your needs/wants/priorities. Polling isn't the way to determine what's best suited to you.
     
  5. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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    Pay the $150 for it, sell it when the 6th gen iPhone comes out this fall.
     
  6. spice weasel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the suggestions to buy the iPhone 4 now and sell it later. I hadn't thought of that.

    I've since received word that I might be able to hold on to my current phone through the summer, which hopefully will get me closer to the rumored iPhone 5 launch. I agree that getting the 4s is a bad idea.
     

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