Subsidized pricing at Apple?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iRabbit, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but if I go to the Apple Store to buy a 3G phone on July 11th, do I get the subsidized price (assuming I'm eligible)?

    In other words, is Apple selling them directly at the subsidy price, or do you need to go to AT&T to get that price?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The Apple Stores will be selling iPhones at the same price as AT&T stores: $199 and $299.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    What he said.

    Also, in order to check if you're eligible, I believe Apple is receiving training from AT&T on account checks and stuff (like how AT&T is receiving iPhone training).
     
  4. crazychris3992 macrumors member

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    but what if you go in saying that you are buying it as a gift?
     
  5. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Its been said several times already, you have to sign a contract to buy the phone, no matter what. So your question has been answered already.
     
  6. crazychris3992 macrumors member

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    well then...

    ebay or craigslist will be my friend here.
     
  7. onlycopunk macrumors 6502

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    The old "gift" excuse will be the same as any other subsidized phone sold by ATT that people buy as gifts. You either have to pay full price, or get a gift certificate for the subsidized price and let the user come in and sign the contract themself.
     
  8. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Not really.

    The only way I can think of to get a 3G iPhone without the contract is if they signed the contract at the beginning, waited 30 days, then cancelled the contract and paid the early termination fee.
     

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