new required contract policy will hurt sales??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thechidz, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    it makes no sense. so you can only but one iphone and no one can buy iphones for their employees or family as gifts???? wont this kill sales??? what are they thinking?
  2. witchdrash macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Not as badly as the high price initially was.

    Also lets think about it, if you activate it at home you only find out when you get back that your provider wont get you a contract, spent Christmas 4/5 years back working in a phone store and had one guy come in to get phones for his kids, his connection was rejected, he was upset, but imagine at how much worse it would have been if he had been able to take those home, wrap them up and have his kids open them and then actually find out then he couldn't get them connected? On the spot registrations is better as you can leave the handset in store, rather than having to make a round-trip back if your credit score fails.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    the low prices will likely pick up sales to increase number, plus cover any people who won't buy because of contract.
  4. stateofmind macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
    I hoped they still used the old business model but oh least this will help prevent the iPhone from becoming like the sidekick where every little kid has one

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