Walked into AT&T at the Perfect Time - iPhone 3GS!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LillieDesigns, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2005
    Los Angeles
    So 16gb iPhone's are nearly impossible to find in my area so I haven't even bothered looking since the phone launched. Today I decided to stop into AT&T as I was walking through the mall and asked if they had any in. "We're expecting a shipment today, but it isn't looking good" the nice lady behind the counter says. I decide to make some changes to my plan and as she's looking up my info the FedEx guy drops off a few brown boxes. Another employee slices open a box, pulls out a handful of iPhones and says "Oh look, we finally got one 16gb in." Ten minutes later I've upgraded from a half-dead iPhone 2G.

    Loving the upgrade - great day! :apple:
  2. arykmax macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
  3. lavinci macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    The extra speed and better camera is such an upgrade now.
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Congrats Lillie, you're right, perfect timing....:p:p:p
  5. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Nice job. Now sell off that half-dead iPhone 2G on eBay for about $200 and you'll have a nice chunk of that upgrade cost taken care of. :)

    Welcome to faster speeds.
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    And your plans for the older iPhone?
    Congratulations on your excellent timing.

    You will definitely enjoy your new phone, no doubt.
  7. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Quick story: I bought the original iPhone refurbished from AT&T for $150. The AT&T refurb always froze and the genius bar replaced it with a brand new one! Ended up dropping the brand new one one day when the case was off it and the vibrate function stopped working :( A buddy of mine upgraded to the 3G so he let me borrow his dying iPhone. So I had my non vibrating phone which I sold for $185 1.5 years later (woo!) and now have to give my friend back his still dying iPhone.

    Bottom line: AT&T refurbs suck, genius bar rocks, my friend is a great guy and I made $30 on a 1.5 year old broken iPhone :apple:
  8. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
  9. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  10. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Nice! A similar thing happened to me looking for the white 16GB model. My cousin, also interested in buying an iPhone, was at the mall inquiring about the plans. Out of the blue, my cousin calls and says that they have the model. I quickly canceled me and my cousin's Apple shopping appointments, got my cash, and rushed to the mall where we both got iPhones :).

    Funny thing: later the Apple store called asking what specifically we were shopping for, but I said "It's OK, I already got my iPhone!"
  11. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
  12. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2003
    As a 2G owner considering upgrading to a 3GS, I'd be interested in your thoughts about the differences and whether the upgrade was worth it. For me, living and working in an area where there is no 3G, I'd be interested to know if the 3GS signal strength when not in 3G service is worse/the same/better than the 2G iPhone in particular.

    My 2G iPhone is in as-new condition since it's always been in it's case, and there's barely any degradation in battery performance, so I don't feel under any pressure to upgrade unless the 3GS is really significantly better!
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    congrats :) sometimes its better to be lucky then good and that certainly was lucky :D

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