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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. dallasnights's Avatar
      dallasnights -
      Ya but the intersting thing is no more Itunes Activation, now you have to got to store to do it, so I wonder how that would affect JB or PWNING, HMM
    1. abercrfootball's Avatar
      abercrfootball -
      Damn, I bought mine on the 24th and the douche behind the counter told me that the 3g will not come out and it's just a myth and if it actually does come out it will be in like 6 months. This really makes me depressed
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      I think the "store" activation will be similar to what we have now through iTunes so I don't think JB will be any different.

      I'm guessing the store will be the same with an extra step that tags your iPhone to an account. That way if you need to restore/upgrade at your home it'll activate through iTunes without any problem.
    1. planb's Avatar
      planb -
      if u bought it before may 27 do you just have to extend ur contract or do you have to pay the price to? please reply!!!!!!!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Before May 27 = 199/299 + Extend contract
    1. planb's Avatar
      planb -
      damit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. erix920's Avatar
      erix920 -
      It's not that bad (unless your with T-mobile) i'm pretty sure you could find someone to buy a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone for ATLEAST $200.
    1. planb's Avatar
      planb -
      i want a 3g reallly badddd

      is there any way i can get one if i got my iphone on november...it should be the other way around cus i payed like $600 for the thing and now they give it free to guys who payed $300...f at&t
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      Hey guys, quick question.... (btw, I'm a legit AT&T user)

      So you just have to renew your current contract to get the new iphone? You don't have to activate a new line of service, is that right??
    1. cjvdh's Avatar
      cjvdh -
      I have a question. I bought my iPhone 5/8/08 im wondering to I qualify to get the new 3G phone if I add a 2 year contract is that what this is saying ?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by rvashi View Post
      Hey guys, quick question.... (btw, I'm a legit AT&T user)

      So you just have to renew your current contract to get the new iphone? You don't have to activate a new line of service, is that right??
      Nope, just renew and drop $199/299 and you're set. (your plan will increase by $10 due to the more expensive 3G data plan)

      Quote Originally Posted by cjvdh View Post
      I have a question. I bought my iPhone 5/8/08 im wondering to I qualify to get the new 3G phone if I add a 2 year contract is that what this is saying ?
      Add 2 years, yes.
    1. josh900's Avatar
      josh900 -
      i bought my iphone in september so i would have to pay the 199/299 or is there a way around it as pospower did or did he do somtin else.
    1. DJ420a's Avatar
      DJ420a -
      So people that bought there iPhones before May 27th can still swap out for the new one for free, you just have to sign a new contract?

      EDIT : Nevermind, I didnt see the posts above me
    1. liquidcool's Avatar
      liquidcool -
      damn...t-mobile users got screwed
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      May 27th 2007 or 2008?
    1. DJ420a's Avatar
      DJ420a -
      Ooooooooh, good question!!!
    1. erix920's Avatar
      erix920 -
      2008.. you know how many useless 1st gens that would leave Apple with lol
    1. runCMD's Avatar
      runCMD -
      Am I the only one here that doesn't think 3G is worth the extra 10 bucks a month ? No tethering, just faster browsing ? IS edge that slow for everyone that 3G seems worth 10 bucks more a month. : \ ... just sayin.
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      Wow. So there is no way a T-Mobile user could get a 3G iphone huh? I think that is seriously gonna hinder Apple/ATnT's sales seeing as how there are so many people in other countries using unlocked iPhones.

      what about the "No More Online iPhone sales" thread under this one? There are a bunch of posts on that thread from people saying that they called an Apple store and they told them they will be able to buy one and just "not activate it" in the store?