So can I just buy it then?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shadoe1989, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. shadoe1989 macrumors newbie

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    Ok ive searched on the boards and can not find an answer. Im on vacation its 5:45 am here so I cant really call lol. Ok I paid the full retail when the first Iphone came out, then last year when the 3g came out I paid 199 to upgrade. So does that mean I wont get the 199 price again? I here some people that just had the 3g say that they can upgrade for 399 for the 3gs. So can I just pay 399 without signing a contract? AGAIN ATT CONFUSES THE HELL OUT OF ME!!! LOL:apple:
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    No, you can't pay the $199 for the iPhone 3GS.

    You only got the $199/$299 for the 3G because you signed a 2-year contract and got it as a subsidy.
    That means if you want another phone (That is subsidized) within two years, you can't get it. You have to wait until you're upgrade eligible/end your contract early.

    Depending on when you got your iPhone 3G, it might be better to cancel your current contract, and then get it for $199.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The 399 price is the semi-rebated price for current 3g owners wishing to upgrade to the 3Gs. I'm not sure what the non-rebated price would be but I suspect a heck of lot higher then 399.

    The 199/299 price is the full rebated price for new ATT contracts or those who now qualify for a new phone like (i believe) 2G owners
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    16G 3GS - $399

    32G 3GS - $499.

    That's the semi-subsidized price.

    At least for the present. :apple:
     
  5. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Or take out a new contract, without canceling your existing (less cost for you),
    and pass your existing iPhone to a family member willing to pay the remainder of the contract.

    R-Fly
     
  6. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    New/upgrade eligible
    In the US
    $199 - 16GB 3GS
    $299 - 32GB 3GS

    If you're currently under contract and not eligible, you get the following by signing a fresh 2 year contract.
    $399 - 16GB 3GS
    $499 - 32GB 3GS

    No contract pricing.
    $599 - 16GB 3GS
    $699 - 32GB 3GS
     

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