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  • ATT giving out free 3G iPhones
    AT&T has stated if you bought your iPhone after May 27th, you can swap out your iPhone for a free 3G iPhone upgrade - no cost, no contract extension.

    Of course, if you bought it before that, you get to sign a whole new 2 year contract, extended from where yours ends now to grab a 3G iPhone. Unless you want to pay full price, of course, like us T-Mobile folks are going to have to do.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: ATT giving out free 3G iPhones started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 156 Comments
    1. xsandman00@yahoo.com's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by infamous12550 View Post
      Once again i am wondering why you can't just activate in the store & then terminate service with in your 14, or 30 day service trial period? You wouldn't have to pay an early termination fee & if it doesn't state anywhere in the contract there will be an additonal fee for the phone, what can they do? You hae already technically paid Apple for the phone... I am not an AT&T customer so I was wondering if you an purchase insurance for the iPhone with them? Please let me know. Thanx ahead of time.
      Easy. With the iPhone they extended the trial period to 30 days. If you want to cancel without any fees, you have to return the iPhone when cancelling the contract. If you do not return the iPhone within 30 days, you can not cancel your contract. If you wait 30 days, you can cancel, keep the phone, and pay the normal termination fee.

      Here is the memo to AT&T Stores:
      iPhone 3G Requires 2 Year Contract, In Store Activation | Apple iPhone School
    1. pospower's Avatar
      pospower -
      Quote Originally Posted by infamous12550 View Post
      I think most people that want to cancel the AT&T service aren't worried about that beacuse they are hoping on using it unlocked & with another carrier anyway...
      I know this sound crazy and it just might be but i heard it straight from an ATT rep minutes again. Here is the propoganda. He said that if anyone add's third party apps that are not registrered with apple. The 3g phone will alert ATT and the phone will be deamed usless. Ok now don't flame me Im just passing on the info.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by pospower View Post
      I know this sound crazy and it just might be but i heard it straight from an ATT rep minutes again. Here is the propoganda. He said that if anyone add's third party apps that are not registrered with apple. The 3g phone will alert ATT and the phone will be deamed usless. Ok now don't flame me Im just passing on the info.
      Not a flame but i call BS on that one.
    1. aquaholik's Avatar
      aquaholik -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      What a thread... never have so many, said so much, for so long, so repetitiously, with so little real information.
      And still going strong. Jesus, is this the Iphone forum or the idiot phone forum.

      All these people whining about contract, trade in, paying another $200 to get a 3G Iphone?????

      It doesn't matter, trade your phone in and get the 3G for free if you qualify or better yet, walk in, extend or sign new contract, and sell your old Iphone. You will definitely get at least $200 for it so your new 3G is free no matter what.

      Trust me, there will still be lots of demand for your EDGE Iphone on Ebay. Not everyone wants an AT&T contract. Lots of people just want the phone for an Ipod feature and to use it with their Wi-Fi at home or on the go and pop in their T-mobile sim card to make calls on a much cheaper T-Mobile network.

      I for one will gladly pay $200 for an EDGE Iphone to hack and drop my t-mobile card in. I won't even add the data plan since the Iphone is pretty much a laptop once jailbroken and unlock.

      The only thing that will happen is the Ipod Touch price sell will plummet. Why not pickup an EDGE Iphone for cheap on EBAY that has more features than the itouch for a cheaper price.
    1. pospower's Avatar
      pospower -
      Quote Originally Posted by aquaholik View Post
      And still going strong. Jesus, is this the Iphone forum or the idiot phone forum.

      All these people whining about contract, trade in, paying another $200 to get a 3G Iphone?????

      It doesn't matter, trade your phone in and get the 3G for free if you qualify or better yet, walk in, extend or sign new contract, and sell your old Iphone. You will definitely get at least $200 for it so your new 3G is free no matter what.

      Trust me, there will still be lots of demand for your EDGE Iphone on Ebay. Not everyone wants an AT&T contract. Lots of people just want the phone for an Ipod feature and to use it with their Wi-Fi at home or on the go and pop in their T-mobile sim card to make calls on a much cheaper T-Mobile network.

      I for one will gladly pay $200 for an EDGE Iphone to hack and drop my t-mobile card in. I won't even add the data plan since the Iphone is pretty much a laptop once jailbroken and unlock.

      The only thing that will happen is the Ipod Touch price sell will plummet. Why not pickup an EDGE Iphone for cheap on EBAY that has more features than the itouch for a cheaper price.

      Good luck getting an Iphone 1st gen for $200 they are going for $300 and up here in San Diego so I agree. Stop your whining. Get a 3g and you'll have $100 left over. Don't forget ATT lowers your fee for canceling over time as well. Oh and if they come out with another Iphone in 12 months I'm sure they will extend the same courtesy they did this round to 3g owners to upgrade.
    1. hsi crew's Avatar
      hsi crew -
      If i buy New 2.0 Iphone can I take 2year contract terminate and go over to T-mobile will phone be activated and jail broken and what will be the final cost?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by hsi crew View Post
      If i buy New 2.0 Iphone can I take 2year contract terminate and go over to T-mobile will phone be activated and jail broken and what will be the final cost?
      At this point, no one knows what the cost or even the ability of buying the iPhone3G and then breaking a contract will be. But, I would be pretty confident that whatever you would save by being on TMo, you would lose in trying to do that kind of a deal.

      And the iPhone will only be jailbroken if you jailbreak it, and it won't work on TMo until you do that and unlock it as well. That problably won't be difficult to do, based on what can be done now.

      The bigger question would be why do that? There is precious little advantage to using the new iPhone on TMo, rather than using the current iPhone. The 3G on the new iPhone will not work on TMo.
    1. bashboy707's Avatar
      bashboy707 -
      K everyone is still confused on how its going to go to get a 3g iphone on launch date.

      Here is the scoop, anybody that purchased and iphone will be eligible to upgrade to a 3giphone no matter if your only three months into your current contract and yes it will just override your old contract its not an extesion to your old contract. The 14 day return policy will change to a 30 day return policy so that ppl who were thinking of getting it and just cancelling service after the 14 days your out of luck. The reps in the att store will have to do the activation in the store so no more just buying the phone and taking it home, as of right now there is no contract price meaning (non-commitment price, retail price) so ppl who just want to buy an 3iphone out right its not gonna happen.
    1. BradTrinh24's Avatar
      BradTrinh24 -
      Are you guys actually serious? iPhone 3g is not even worth 200 bucks. Keep your original iPhone that you can do anything with and be satisfied. Maybe if people don't buy them, then ATT will have to do something about it???
    1. mrtonyyx's Avatar
      mrtonyyx -
      I think the title is a little bit misleading. I think it should be renamed to "Trade your iPhone for an iPhone 3G with AT&T."
    1. elite-fusion's Avatar
      elite-fusion -
      is this true? because i called Apple, and they said that there is no such thing, and id have to buy a new one...anyone?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrtonyyx View Post
      I think the title is a little bit misleading. I think it should be renamed to "Trade your iPhone for an iPhone 3G with AT&T."
      Quote Originally Posted by elite-fusion View Post
      is this true? because i called Apple, and they said that there is no such thing, and id have to buy a new one...anyone?
      be sure to read the posts in the thread, not just the title, which was posted some time ago.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by nycaznkidd0 View Post
      so what is atnt going to do with the old iphone donations?
      well if we have learned from the past, they will refurbish them and sell them on apple.com for super cheap!!!!

      sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
    1. mikeagby's Avatar
      mikeagby -
      i have a question, it might have been answered already in this thread but i dont want to read through it. but my friend just got a brand new iphone 1st gen under warranty cuz there was something wrong with his old one. this was a week before the 3Gs came out. so does that qualify to upgrade for free?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeagby View Post
      i have a question, it might have been answered already in this thread but i dont want to read through it...
      lol. you don't want to take time to search for it, so you ask someone else to?
    1. hitman04's Avatar
      hitman04 -
      I dont think saying yes or no is hard, but meh whatever.

      Anyway, I suggest you talk to ATT about that. Unless someone actually works for ATT here or knows the answer, I would ask the service provider.