No contract price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thecellar, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. thecellar macrumors regular

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    Whats the price of a 32gb without a contract, and will the apple store sell with out a contract
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. thecellar thread starter macrumors regular

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    where can you?anywhere?, i thought i heard $699 without a contract. Thats why i was asking
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can buy from Hong Kong for around $1,000, or Italy, or any of the factory unlocked European countries.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    You can also buy it for $299, then cancel your contract and pay the $175 termination fee and effectively get it for $474, no?
     
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    Paying for your first month of service, activation fees, taxes, etc.

    And then you have to know WHEN to cancel before they start you on your second month.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Ah, this is true.

    So $299+$175+$36+$89.99+$15 or so in taxes...

    ~$615 assuming you cancel at the correct time.
     
  8. jenzo macrumors member

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    so much mis-information...

    yes you can buy a 3gs iphone at any US apple store unsubsidized.

    32 = 699.00

    16 = 599.00
     
  9. dave006 Contributor

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    You are correct. The confusion is that even at the "No Commitment" price the iPhone is still officially "Locked" to AT&T in the US. That is unless you know the dev team...:D http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

    Pricing table within the press release: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=1574#tab2

    Dave
     
  10. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    299(3gS) + 175 (cancelation?) + 36 (for?) + 89.99 (whats this? the monthly payment?) + 15 taxes

    and why not cancel it on 1 week so you dont have to worry about the 2nd month bill!?

    you cant cancel it before 1 month!?
     
  11. dave006 Contributor

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    The $175 is the Early Termination Fee (ETF)
    The $36 is the new line activation fee
    The $89.99 is the $39.99 (450 minute plan) + $30 (data plan) + (partial month of service to get to your billing cycle) + (optional SMS Txt Plan) + taxes and fees.

    If you cancel within 3 days you save the $175 ETF + $36 Activation but you have to return the phone. You can't cancel before 30 days and keep the iPhone. The last month of service is not pro-rated. so you end up with a full month of service + a partial month of voice & data plan + tazes + ETF

    Summary: It gets very close to the "No Commitment" pricing and is a big mess so many customers just opt for the "No Commitment" price and walk away to unlock and use on T-Mobile or some other option.

    Dave
     
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  13. dave006 Contributor

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    Only problem with this option is that the warranty is only valid in Australia. :eek:

    Again, the iPhone's one year warranty is only valid in the country where the part number is licensed for sale by Apple. :(

    Dave
     
  14. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    I heard something like that. You have to return the phone or else they'll bill you for the full price of the phone. Its a lose, lose situation. imo.
     
  15. dave006 Contributor

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    No they don't bill you the "full" price. You just can't cancel before 30 days without returning the iPhone.

    You can ask for a future cancellation date, 30 days out so you don't forget which day to cancel. So you get the list of expenses that have been covered above, however if you have another phone's IMEI to provide, you can cancel the data plan right after you complete your activation. You will end up with $1 minimum charge or no charge for data.

    In the end most customers will only save about $50 vs the "No Commitment" price, after all expenses and you will have to work a little harder to just save that $50. I don't know what your time is worth.

    Dave
     
  16. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    WOW!!!!!!!! :eek:
     

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