Well it looks like I'm out. AT&T was right, $599 for iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by melman101, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    So I'm one of the people who had the

    "You can upgrade for full-retail no commitment pricing. You may be eligible for a discount on 02/20/2011"

    When I checked this morning, Apple.com told me $599.

    I'll pass thanks but no thanks. $399 would have been doable, but I am having a hard time swallowing $599 for a phone after my original iPhone.
     
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Same for me. Sh*t!!!!!!!!

    I'm so f********g pissed off!!

    I even spoke to AT&T rep earlier and was told I was eligible for $399 pricing. WTF!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  3. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It says I will be early upgrade eligible November 20th 2010. I mind as well wait for iPhone 5.
     
  4. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    Same here bro
    I don't think I was this pissed off with the iPhone 3GS... I am not shelling out 600 bucks for phone is ridic...they're hella crazy.
     
  5. CJayC macrumors 6502

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  6. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I hope your day on the 24th goes without a hitch!
     
  7. FlavaFlavez macrumors member

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    I am eligible, but if I wasn't, the $599 still wouldn't stop me from getting my iPhone June 24th.
     
  8. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    You know how much $600 is?
    That's a lot for a phone!
     
  9. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I don't get it...I thought there was an early upgrade option for $399/$499?

    hopefully the store is down to correct this.
     
  10. FlavaFlavez macrumors member

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    I have my 3GS sold to a guy I work with for $200 already. So $400 wouldn't be as bad. Lucky for me, I dont have to pay that much.

    I am only going to have to pay $18 an I will have my new iPhone. Very good deal.
     
  11. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Just tried again. Same BS. :mad:
     
  12. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I place a reservation for Apple in-store anyway....

    If they can't sell it to me for $399 I could always walk away.
     
  13. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Or you could go the "Add a new line" route. ;)
     
  14. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    wow that really sucks guys. You had me disappointed for a second, but i just tried mine on apple.com and it worked out fine. Perhaps try again?
     
  15. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    The phones at AT&T.com show as the correct $399/$499 for those eligible for early upgrades. I can't get on the Apple online store to check how it works there.
     
  16. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Re-checking is a waste of time, there are no errors in the online process. You either qualify or you don't.

    Try not to take it so seriously, it's only a phone. Be patient, enjoy the phone you have until you are eligible for the $199 price. To pay anything more is crazy.

    The way technology moves at such a fast pace, you will be ready for the "next great iPhone"... :)
     
  17. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I guess theoretically we could eat the ETF: $175 + $199/$299 and it'd be cheaper than $599/$699?
     
  18. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I think they may have grace periods before you can sign up again, or some other pitfall to stop people from doing that, such as deposits.
     
  19. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The ETF is $325.
     
  20. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately we all have Verizon to thank for increasing the ETF to $350.

    They set the new standard months ago, and AT&T has just followed. The $175 ETF is now a thing of the past.

    Only those who have _maintained_ their contract retain the $175. Once they cancel, they are out.
     
  21. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    We're talking about adding a new line, not canceling and then re-signing up. So grace periods are irrelevant in this case. As far as I know, there are no deposits for adding a new line to an existing account.

    Old contract ETF's are still $175.
     
  22. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    What I meant was - eat the ETF of $175 for the 3GS that I have and then buy the iPhone 4.

    But if that means losing my number, forget it.
     
  23. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    If you get any subsidy at all on an iPhone 4, it's a new contract. Or did they change that?
     
  24. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I thought about the new line route too, but then I won't be eligible next year. I mind as well wait. I've had every iPhone since day 1. And if I didn't get a 64GB iPad this year, I might have splurged and paid $599. But lots of long stories, and I can't spend $599 on an iPhone at this current moment.

    So, if you want to be eligible next year, you kinda have to pay the $599 this year. So I mind as well wait.

    Also, my wife is getting one, so I'll still be able to play around w/ the new features and what not.
     
  25. djransom macrumors 68040

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    AT&T can & will charge a deposit for adding a line. Adding a line requires a credit check.
     

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