New iPhone - How does it change existing plans?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SephirothXR, May 5, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    I bought the 3G last year, and I was "considering" the new one in June that will supposedly have a better camera, but most importantly, a more powerful chip/core processor. Would buying this new phone probably result in another $300 as well as the beginning of ANOTHER 2 year contract (or does it go with the contract you got with the 3G or start a new one)? To me, the difference doesn't look all that justifiable assuming the the Iphone 3.0 OS will allow for video recording on iPhone 3Gs, but of course who won't be a little annoyed by this new iPhone?
     
  2. teaguecole macrumors member

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    this has been asked a million times before, no one even knows 100% if a new iphone will be coming june. the only thing we can garuntee is 3.0 software. so yeah, no one can give you a definite answer about the plans etc
     
  3. kas23 macrumors 603

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    But, in all likelihood, you will not be able to buy one at subsidized pricing. So, it will have no effect on your plan/contract.
     
  4. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    can you explain why you think it won't be subsidized? Weren't first gen iphone users allowed to get subsidized 3g's as long as they renewed their contract?
     
  5. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Because they already subsidized the 3G for us. They aren't going to subsize more than 1 phone within a 2 year period. The original iPhoners were allowed subsidized 3Gs because their original iPhones were never subsidized in the first place. They had to pay full price.
     
  6. fang3000 macrumors newbie

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    well the subsidy will only cover those new subscribers.. that's for sure
     
  7. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Nope. IF there is a new iPhone the natural cause of action would be that ANYONE available for a subsidized upgrade could get it by renewing their contract. That's how it's always been with every phone ever EXCEPT the original iPhone, and the reason that was different was because it was NOT subsidized in the first place.
     
  8. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Meaning, anyone who has not purchase a subsidized phone from AT&T within the last 18-24 months will be eligible.
     

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