Questions about $49 iPhone 3G Refurb

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cameronfield, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. cameronfield macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Ok, before I start asking questions let me explain my current situation:

    Right now I have a blackberry bold (on att) which I signed a contract for in nov 2008.

    I have unlimited text and data (I think we have the unlimited text family plan).

    So here are my questions:

    1) Do I need to be eligible for an upgrade to get the $49 refurb 3G?

    2) Would my monthly bill increase if I already have unlimited text/data?

    3) Would it be better to wait for the next iphone release/when I'm eligible for an upgrade to get an iphone?

    4) What would happen if I just switched my sim card from my bold to an iphone and started using it?

    Thanks a lot, sorry I'm such a n00b :confused:!
  2. SqB macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    1. Yes. The non-upgrade eligible price is $249.

    2. Maybe. It depends on how much you pay for your data plan now. I actually ended up paying less for data on an iphone than I was paying for my HTC. I pay $30 per month/per phone for iPhone data.

    3. That's something only you can answer. if paying the $200 penalty is worth it to you, then go for it. ATT will also re-start your contract (this is something exclusive to iphones) as soon as you activate it even if you buy it at the non-eligible price so you'll have another 2 years before your eligible again. If I was in your situation, I'd probably wait. You'll be eligible right around the time whatever the 2010 version of the iphone rolls out.

    my $.02

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