Iphone with Bell - problem in sight

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hugoleveille, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. hugoleveille macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009
    I just called Bell to have more information about their iphone coming up. And they told me that since I was already in a contract with them, I would have to pay full price for the iPhone !

    Anyone got this info ??
  2. christyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Salt Lake
    That's pretty much standard with any wireless carrier. They're not going to give you subsidized pricing on one phone, when you haven't paid for the 1st one.
  3. hugoleveille thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009

    So all the custumer that waited for the iphone to come to bell wont be able to have it.

    I understand your point, but knowing that Im going to trash 30$ bucks more per month with a data plan, they could have at least make some kind of deal....
  4. christyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Salt Lake
    Sometimes they will. You can try going through retentions and telling them you're going to switch to Rogers
  5. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    That is how Bell works and many other carriers. They get you to sign a contract for a reason. Though, if you want to get out of your contract, it is $20 for each month you have left. So if you signed a three year contract and you have a year left till it is up. Well that will be 12x20 = $240. I went through this when I was planning on getting a BB Storm because I never dreamed they'd be getting the iPhone. Though I never got it after :) so I hope I can get the iPhone :D. My contract isn't up until July 2010, so I may have to end up getting out of my contract to get an iPhone.

    But yeah, just wanted to let you know how you can get out of your contract.

    Only way to do it otherwise is to buy the phone outright... and you'd just be essentially putting your number on the other phone... I think getting out would be in your best interest depending on the time you have left in your contract.

    Good luck :apple:
  6. Genesiscreative macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2009
    Rogers gave me an upgrade price when I got my iPhone but it still cost. I wish the government would regulate these guys somehow. Everyone is tired of being ripped off.
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    .......... what?

    They'll be able to have it, under certain conditions.

    When the 3GS was released, or any iPhone for that matter, no one promised anyone that it would be coming to Bell. It was a kind of unexpected move, it was only rumors and speculation since Bell was building their new network.
  8. hugoleveille thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Well for Bell "certain conditions" is "pay the full price of the phone"

    And by waited I mean that I stayed with Bell even when it was available on another carrier. But now that they have, its almost like they don't want me to have it....

    I have 25 months left with Bell. So I would hit the 400$ limit + 199$ for the iphone so it makes 600$ and I will need to take wathever crappy plan they will make. Right now, I pay 33$ all fees included for 200 minutes long distance call, night /week-end and the usual stuff witch I think, for Canada, is a pretty good deal. So for 100$ more, I could keep my plan and take any data plan without contract.

    Oh well... but what is pissing me off is that I know that when my contract will end, they will offer me anything I want...
  9. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    No, they just want to you to fulfil the contract you signed up for.
  10. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Wait - your complaint is that you actually had to exchange money for a product? God forbid our country allows basic economic principles... the government had better step in and outlet trading money for good and services immediately!
  11. hugoleveille thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2009
    You are missing the point. I dont want to break my contract, I want to EXTEND it. I know they give me a 200$ credit for a crappy phone a year ago.

    I would have expected them to say "Well you know what, since you are going to take another 3 years contract and that we are going to make alot of money from a data plan, well, just pay back the 200$ we gave you and pay the normal 199$ for the iPhone. This way, its a win-win situation, You get your phone, we get our money"

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