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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. 1sick94hb's Avatar
      1sick94hb -
      full price? the full price is 199 and 299. so us on other carriers are screwed honestly!
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1sick94hb View Post
      full price? the full price is 199 and 299. so us on other carriers are screwed honestly!
      that's subsidized price
    1. serge619's Avatar
      serge619 -
      no problem for me signing a new contract. as long as i get the new iPhone.
    1. koshia's Avatar
      koshia -
      Now will the plan extend so that I will be on contract for 3.75 years? Or do you mean that my plan will over-write so that the old 2 years i have will void and sign a new 2 year contract ?
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Why would a TMo user even want the new iPhone? I thought that their 3G network is totally different than ATT's. Why not just upgrade your existing iPhone to 2.0?
    1. mfleigle's Avatar
      mfleigle -
      Where could you buy them? The apple store, and AT&T have been sold out since the beginning of may. (atleast when I checked)
    1. 1sick94hb's Avatar
      1sick94hb -
      guys there is no subsidized price. you dont understand
      You must sign a 2 yr agreement and activate the iphone at the time or purchase at the store!!!!!!!! If you dont have att then you will have to pay a deposit depending on your credit. The price is 199 and 299 there is no other price for the phone. If you dont go through att or any of apples providers then you dont get the iphone, simple as that. 199 and 299 bottom line no more no less unless its a 3rd party seller which good luck finding one now!
    1. pospower's Avatar
      pospower -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1sick94hb View Post
      guys there is no subsidized price. you dont understand
      You must sign a 2 yr agreement and activate the iphone at the time or purchase at the store!!!!!!!! If you dont have att then you will have to pay a deposit depending on your credit. The price is 199 and 299 there is no other price for the phone. If you dont go through att or any of apples providers then you dont get the iphone, simple as that. 199 and 299 bottom line no more no less unless its a 3rd party seller which good luck finding one now!

      Ok you are half right here. Yes the price is $199 or $299 but you can buy the phone from the Apple store and NOT activate it. Wait a week for someone to jailbreak it and put in a Tmobile chip. Now you will have a 3g phone with no 3g but you will have the new phone and GPS and for only $199. Oh theres more you won't have to pay the extra $10 a month for the up'd data price.

      Lastly I bought an Iphone last June and signed the 2 year contract through ATT and Itunes and it says now that I am eligable for a free upgrade. So I might just get me a curve for $49 from fry's and sign a new contract for 2 years then by a new phone for $199 and sell my curve in a month for let's say blow out price of $150. or even $200. Now that's capitalizm. Oh not to mention I sold my Iphone last week for $375 so I"m pretty stoked about the new price cut.
    1. crewxp's Avatar
      crewxp -
      So if we bought the last iphone at the launch date... if we want to upgrade to the new iphone, users can't trade in their phone, correct?

      ...sounds dumb if not, considering I paid about 600 for it, even with the 100 rebate check, and the new phones are $199 for the phone I paid for.
    1. 1sick94hb's Avatar
      1sick94hb -
      did you guys happen to read this thread here http://www.modmyi.com/forums/news/18...ta-prices.html

      YOU MUST BUY THE IPHONE IN PERSON AND ACTIVATE IT IN THE STORE NO MORE ONLINE SALES ALSO!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by pospower View Post
      Ok you are half right here. Yes the price is $199 or $299 but you can buy the phone from the Apple store and NOT activate it. Wait a week for someone to jailbreak it and put in a Tmobile chip. Now you will have a 3g phone with no 3g but you will have the new phone and GPS and for only $199. Oh theres more you won't have to pay the extra $10 a month for the up'd data price.
      No, he's all right and you're all wrong. Apple Stores will have AT&T kiosk for activating. You will not be able to buy the iPhone without a contract.
    1. planb's Avatar
      planb -
      i got mine in november...so do i just have to get 2 more years or is it 2 more years and the price? (please be just two years no price)
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      Okay so someone set me straight here...


      What would the price be for someone buying the new iPhone but using it with T-Mobile? I know 3G wont work but I just want the new one, and the 2.0 firmware is already unlocked as I have been told..

      So would you still get the 199/299 pricing for 8/16 gig models, and just not activate it at the store and jailbreak/unlock later?

      or is the only possible way to get one is pay the 199/299 and start a 2 year contract..
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      The ONLY way to get a 2nd-gen is with a 2-year contract through an AT&T or Apple Store.

      You can't just buy the phone and "activate" in your home.
    1. 1sick94hb's Avatar
      1sick94hb -
      guys read read read, you "CANNOT" buy the iphone without activation at the store!!!!!! If you want the iphone and are on a different network then you will have to wait to see if there are any 3rd party resellers one day but i doubt it anytime soon. IF YOU WANT AN IPHONE YOU HAVE TO GO TO APPLE OR ATT AND SIGN A 2YR CONTRACT!!!!
    1. ritzthekracker's Avatar
      ritzthekracker -
      when u say may 27th do u mean a little over a week ago when most at@t stores didnt even have the iphone in stock anymore?
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      So you cant even get it without a contract and pay like full price? like 399 or something
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by wannagotopopeyes View Post
      So you cant even get it without a contract and pay like full price? like 399 or something
      Nope.
    1. 1sick94hb's Avatar
      1sick94hb -
      no you cannot get it without a contract period unless you wait it out to see if any 3rd party resellers start selling them. I doubt that there will be any resellers willing to buy iphones sign a contract cancel the contract then resell.
    1. pospower's Avatar
      pospower -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      No, he's all right and you're all wrong. Apple Stores will have AT&T kiosk for activating. You will not be able to buy the iPhone without a contract.
      I've been wrong before but please tell me where you saw that apple will make you activate the phone before you leave the store that's rediculous. What If I want to buy one for my Mom who lives 3K miles away or what if I want to buy two. Do you think that apple will not allow this.

      And before you flip again I might be wrong. I'm just looking for proof of this.

      Oh and my get a Curve for $50 now and then sign another contract in a month is still a good idea no?