most inexpensive way to get iphone with existing plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i eversaw, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. i eversaw macrumors regular

    i eversaw

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    How would I go about getting an iphone at the cheapest cost? I'm already on a family plan and not eligible for an upgrade yet. could I just open up a new line, and keep the existing 9.99 line till the contract is up?
     
  2. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

    eplchamps0304

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    I think that is your only option.
     
  3. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Does AT&T subsidize the termination fee by the number of months you have been in your contract? (i know verizon subtracts $5 for each month you were in it). If so that would be something to consider.

    so $175 ETF (unless they subtract some) + 199 or 299 for the phone + 38 activation = $412 or 512 if you cancel the current line and get a new one

    or if you keep the current line and get a new one
    $9.99x(months left) + 199 or 299 + 38 = 237 or 337 + monthly fee (so say you have a year left on your contract that would be $357 or 457)

    or if you keep the same line and just upgrade your phone
    299 or 399 + 18 activation fee = $317 or 417

    I'm pretty sure just getting the phone upgrade and renewing your contract would be the cheapest route...
     
  4. i eversaw thread starter macrumors regular

    i eversaw

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    Wow thank you for the help! the only thing that the phones cost $399 and $499, $100 more than what you stated. maybe I'll just stick with my current phone and get the new touch...
     

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