Returning iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GreenStripe, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. GreenStripe macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    I absolutely love my iPhone 3GS, but sadly, I just lost my job and I'm thinking it'd be best for me to return the iphone. I ordered the iPhone from, so I think I return the phone to apple, but then what do I do about ATT? They already charged me with a $110 phone bill, do you think they will reimburse me for that?

    Has anyone gone through this process before? How does it work? Thanks
  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    well it depends on how long you have signed on the contract. If within your 30 days, you can cancel without ETF and just pay what you have used.
  3. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Sorry to hear about your job, my mom just lost hers as well just yesterday.Tough times for sure.

    I'm sure, if you speak to the right person, you can get a credit of some sort on your account.

    I just got a 25.00 credit on my account because I was pissed about an 18.00 upgrade fee.

    Don't give up on the first "no" either, keep trying until you get a supervisor with a heart.

    Good luck!
  4. GreenStripe thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Yea, I signed the contract within the last 30 days.. so I would just have to pay the $110 bill? or do you think tehy will waive activation?
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    No, the $110 is the prorated amount from the day you sign the contract til your next billing cycle which might be 2 to 3 days later and a full month of bill which they bill you in advance. so most likely, if you signed on the 19th, you'll just pay the prorated fee from the 19th til when you decide to cancel. You can bring it to an ATT store, no need for apple. Sorry to hear about the loss of job, its tough out there. Regarding the activation fee, its possible, but not 100% certain.
  6. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2009
    I totally agree with Ferris don't take the first no for an answer....Good luck, let us know how it worked out...
  7. Johnnybrav0 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2009
    Sorry to hear that man...but you have 14 days to's states it on their should be fine...if you can't return it to one AT&T store...go to the next one....don't let NO stop you....

  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ yup, definitely prorated; then return all of your equipment. Sorry to hear about the job loss.....:(:(:(
  9. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    Why not sell your 3GS for top dollars and remove the data plan from your account?
  10. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    agree. Sell on ebay for loads of cash. Ditch the data plan. Money in your pocket
  11. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
    sorry to hear about your job

    i agree you should sell your phone

    however, if you must return it..return the phone to apple..they'll charge you a 10% restocking at&t and cancel your contract, you will only get charged for the services you have used, in other words, it is prorated..if you are still within 3 days of activation, you will get your activation fee waived..if not, the activation fee sure you could talk yourself out of it
  12. darienlm32 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    Depends on how long you've had service - they do have a satisfaction guarantee where you can return it but I'm not sure if they reimburse the days it was used..
  13. icurbyou macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Lost my job last December due to company closing down after 10+ yrs...

    God bless America!
  14. BaronvdB macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2007
    sell it on craigslist...don't just returned it when you can make money instead of losing it.

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