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06-09-2008, 10:07 PM #221
06-09-2008, 10:09 PM #222
06-09-2008, 10:10 PM #223
Apple makes iPhone 3G, prices at around $300-400. Apple then goes to AT&T and says "Yo, we made a new phone, wanna keep doing what we're doing or do something new?". AT&T replies "**** that, you turned a blind eye on all the people unlocked and not buying contracts. Here's what we're going to do. I'm going to pay you in FULL for every single unit you make for the US. Then I'll take care of selling them with a contract". At this point Apple replies "So let me get this straight. You're going to pay me in advance for every single iPhone you sell, regardless of whether you end up selling less than expected? Where do I sign!"
06-09-2008, 10:11 PM #224
06-09-2008, 10:13 PM #225
I'm surprised about all the complaining over the price. The 8gb 3G at $199 is subsidized!
Current 1st Gen 8gb iPhone: $399
After contract termination, 1st Mo; 8gb iPhone 3G: $454
So a 3G phone will cost you whopping $54 over the current 8gb iPhone.
Whether it can be unlocked, jailbroken, etc., remains to be seen. However for those who do not want be in a contract, the price of the new iPhone remains essentially the same, just a few more hoops to jump through.
06-09-2008, 10:13 PM #226
Things work a little different here in Brooklyn I guess.
You walk in the Apple Store tell the kid what you want - You pay and leave.
As far as the whole Kiosk thing read it again. LINK
AT&T will sell iPhone 3G in more than 2,200 company-owned retail stores and kiosks, as well as through its direct business sales teams.
Last edited by bklynjava; 06-09-2008 at 10:19 PM.
06-09-2008, 10:15 PM #227
06-09-2008, 10:17 PM #228
Its different know AT ALL stores you HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT or you cant have the phone simple as that. call apple call at&t they'll tell you the same thing
06-09-2008, 10:17 PM #229
06-09-2008, 10:17 PM #230
06-09-2008, 10:20 PM #231
well i live in bc canada.. and there commin out for rogerS!!!!!!
im gonna extend my contract!!!
06-09-2008, 10:22 PM #232
06-09-2008, 10:25 PM #233
06-09-2008, 10:26 PM #234
course they'll know...the question is what will they do, and how long before we find a way around it
06-09-2008, 10:27 PM #235
06-09-2008, 10:27 PM #236
ATT 3G = 850 & 1900MHz
T-Mobile 3G = 1700-2100(together) AWS spectrum.
3G iPhone = 850,1900, 2100(Europe)
aka no T-Mobile 3G.
06-09-2008, 10:31 PM #237
06-09-2008, 10:34 PM #238
I think the penalties will be closer to "bricking your phone" than "rape and pillage your family" lol
(what is pillaging btw? )
i cant see it being a problem for this particular community
06-09-2008, 10:38 PM #239
I guess the 11th will prove to be a very interesting day.
And if this is the case it will be a very profitable day for att with all the new contracts.
I been in the mobile arena for some time and never saw a phone I couldn't purchase outright.
This would be a first.
pillaging = when you take pills and age. duh LMAO
Last edited by bklynjava; 06-09-2008 at 10:38 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
06-09-2008, 10:42 PM #240Logic
Ok. Last year, there was iPhone 1. There was "no way" to activate and use without at&t... then jailbreak... then ziphone... then iLiberty... ... .. ........
Now, there is iPhone 2. CONTRACT ONLY situation...
Do I really have to say more?!?
There is a way- Always!
After July 11. there is August, then September... so many days and hours to be used for finding a "hole". I can put money that I WILL HAVE new iPhone in my (unsupported) country (Serbia) - NO AT&T, NO CONTRACT, activated or better "activated" and just mine
Guys, don't be so unilateral. Just beleive. Deep inside, I'm sure that every single one of you knows that this contract situation is just a try...
Greetings from Belgradeunix