would you pay $1000 for an iPhone 4s

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  1. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    i never own an iPhone before, and i'm coming from android.
    i was wondering if anyone has actually pay $1000 for an unlocked iPhone 4s. i'm talking about a legitimate purchased at the apple store right here in the usa. because i'm getting ready to pull a trigger on one myself tomorrow.
    i feel like my ego is getting to the best of me, i mean one grand for an 64gb iPhone 4s with extended warranty, am i going out of my mind here. it wouldn't make sense to pay almost $900 for the device and shy to pay another $99 for the extended warranty.

    would you pay a grand for an iPhone?

    thanks folks
     
  2. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    Hell no. I would only purchase a phone for contract price.
     
  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Hell no. I'll use a flip phone before I pay $1,000 for an iPhone.
     
  4. irDigital0l Guest

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    lol nooo....

    $300 was a crazy lot for my Verizon 32GB iPhone 4. I got it because I've used an env2 with no internet, games, music, etc. for 2 years and it was my birthday to justify it as a present.
     
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  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Over two years, you will pay more than $1000.
     
  7. mulo macrumors 68020

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    $1000
    they cost more than that in denmark, so yes!
     
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    No way!
    I would get a flip phone, ipad2 and 4g hotspot before spending $1000 on a phone
     
  9. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    It would depend on my needs. If I knew I was going to be traveling abroad a lot, yes, it would be worth it. You could easily spend 100 bucks a week roaming.
     
  10. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Well I paid £499 for my iPhone 4S 16GB but I doubt I would pay another £50+ on top of that just for a phone so my answer would be a definite no.
     
  11. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    What?
     
  12. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Sure why not. I get a good chunk of that back when I sell to upgrade.
     
  13. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    What I am trying to say is that the phone will cost more than $1000 anyways whether you buy it on a two year contract or you buy it without one.
     
  14. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I always buy my phones handset only, so I pay the full price. It's a better deal in the long term than a contact if you tally it up. I say go for it.
     
  15. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    People that are on verizon who aren't upgrade eligable pay retail price. The 64gb iPhone 4S is $850 plus taxes. So not a 1k, but pretty close to $900 ish with the taxes.
     
  16. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, but you get the service also. $1000 iPhone will still need data, voice and texting service.
     
  17. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Not completely true.....

    I had a flip phone with contract and cancelled it, and had to pay the remaining amount after receiving $5 off each month I had the phone, than purchased a new contract with the iPhone and a new 2 yr contract, but did not have to pay full price.
     
  18. ecwhite4S, Dec 25, 2011
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    Yeah, a coworker of mine was playing with my iPhone yesterday and wanted to get one. But she wasn't due for an upgrade until August 2012. She went over to Verizon, and she walked out with an iPhone 4, a case, screen protector, car charger (basically the whole bundle) for a little over 200 bucks total.
     
  19. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on my professional needs at the time, I might fork over $1000; for personal use, I would say probably not.
     
  20. saving107 macrumors 603

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    No, the service will cost more than $1,000 over the next 2 years, but the phone would still have cost me $199 at the point of purchase.

    Their is a difference.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I paid $699 for my unlocked 4S.
    I wouldnt spend another $200 for more storage and an extra $100 for insurance but that's just me.
    There's plenty of people that would and do purchase them full price every day. It depends, if its worth it to you and if you can afford it go for it. If not then get it under contract to save some money.
     
  22. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, I felt confused for a second. I was like, well yea you still have to pay for some sort of data plan? Unless you're just using it like your phone like you would use an iPod touch?

    And I only pay 30$/month for my phone bill. Thank god for family plans.
     
  23. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I pay £10 (about $15) a month for 250 minutes, unlimited texts, and unlimited internet on a phone I paid £500 (about $750) for. I tallied this up and it's a far better deal than any contract. I even went into shops run by networks and asked them to beat my deal, and they all told me right out that they couldn't. I can only get this deal because I use pay as you go, NOT contract. The main reason the deal is so much better, aside from the great price, is the fact my network also pays me, so I in fact make a profit each month.

    As I said, if you tally it up, the upfront cost is worth the smaller overall cost. But you sometimes have to shop around and find really good deals ;)
     

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