Just Curious...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mrobison, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. mrobison macrumors member

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    Hey, I bought a new iMac a few weeks ago, and was planning on buying an iphone in Jan. or Feb. expecting an update later on...but today I got an email from apple with a $30 discount on any order over $300. Would I be better off to wait, or go ahead and get it before the coupon expires on 9/29?

    Also, I'm currently on AT&T, but the phone I have I got in February of this year, what type of charges will I incur if I do get an iphone and replace my existing phone?
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Well its up to you, $30 is $30. If capacity is an issue at 8GB, I would wait otherwise spend!

    As for ATT, they *may* extend your contract another two years, so you would really end up under a 3 year (approx) contract. Existing contract + 2 yrs.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure that if the OP is an existing AT&T customer, that activating the iPhone will only restart the 2-year period from the date of activation. So it's not extending the original contract, rather, restarting it. IIRC.
     
  4. mrobison thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, everything I've looked at says it just restarts my two year contract. And since I'm on a family plan do theirs increase too? Capacity isn't really an option since I carry my ipod in the first place, I'm just more worried about my $400 (or $370) phone being virtually obsolete in two months. (!)
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    No, it should only impact the exact line (or if you want to think of it in terms of that particular phone number).
     
  6. unity macrumors 6502a

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    You may be right. I now recall people singing up for ATT just days before the release to get the free phone deals to use as backups or sell on eBay as new.

    But I am sure, if thats the way it is, that this is an iPhone only exception. When I worked for Cingular the contract period got added onto the existing. If you think about it, one could stop in every day to get a free phone if they signed a new contract and it will only be extended one more day.

    Make sense?
     

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