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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
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erix920 View Post
    2008.. you know how many useless 1st gens that would leave Apple with lol
    I know

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    It's all Bull - anyone can purchase the phone from an apple store when its released.

    There will be no AT&T kiosks.

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    There has never been a phone that you can't purchase without a contract. People need to chill out.
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    Im hoping for tethering, if that happens then I can dump my cable modem and go with just 3g..

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    Why should i get rid of my 8g ipod for a smaller one that costs more a month???? What are the perks besides faster Edge? My Edge connection honestly isn't very bad....

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    There is no advantage for T-Mobile users to buy this phone. The 3G Network from T-Mobile USA is not compatible. If you want 3G change carriers. Otherwise just upgrade to OS 2.0 when released.

    The contract extension is 2yrs from the day you sing the new agreement, not two years more from the end of your current contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    There has never been a phone that you can't purchase without a contract. People need to chill out.
    WOW - Another voice of reason. /\

    Common sense people - Use it - You were smart enough to buy an iphone.

    Try thinking how dumb it would be for Apple to try to force buyers into contracts.

    Apple would loose major sales from their stores.

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    Is there a work around if you had a replacement phone (covered under warranty) after 27th?

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    Can't you buy one for 199 then
    cancel the 2yr subscription for 175?
    199+175=$374

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    WOW - Another voice of reason. /

    Common sense people - Use it - You were smart enough to buy an iphone.

    Try thinking how dumb it would be for Apple to try to force buyers into contracts.

    Apple would loose major sales from their stores.
    Whatever Apple would lose from forcing a contract is instantly regained by the amount of units a $200 price tag will sell.

    Quote Originally Posted by krnboii704 View Post
    Can't you buy one for 199 then
    cancel the 2yr subscription for 175?
    199+175=$374
    You'd have to return the phone or pay the remainder of the full price for this.
    Last edited by Happy Noodle Boy; 06-09-2008 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    Whatever Apple would lose from forcing a contract is instantly regained by the amount of units a $200 price tag will sell.



    You'd have to return the phone or pay the remainder of the full price for this.
    Happy Noodle, Nobody seems to want to face the reality of the situation. Keep spreading the truth.

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    Check this, they can stop itunes activation, they can make activation of service only done in-store (yeah right) but they cannot make you purchase a contract nor activation with purchase of the phone. Plain and simple.

    Hardware = yours
    Service = theirs
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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    Check this, they can stop itunes activation, they can make activation of service only done in-store (yeah right) but they cannot make you purchase a contract nor activation with purchase of the phone. Plain and simple.

    Hardware = yours
    Service = theirs
    Wow. What turnip truck did you just fall off of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    Check this, they can stop itunes activation, they can make activation of service only done in-store (yeah right) but they cannot make you purchase a contract nor activation with purchase of the phone. Plain and simple.

    Hardware = yours
    Service = theirs
    They can, they will, and you'll hate it or love it.

    I really don't know how else to say it without bringing bright colored letters. Apple subsidized the phone to AT&T. Meaning they got a LOT (like so much you can swim in it) of money. I mean, think of it number then add a couple of 0's. That much. This is why Apple is not getting any money from the contracts, they already got it by subsidizing. It's now AT&T's baby. And they say you can only buy it with a contract. Apple could care less about how AT&T sells it, they already got a bulk of however many units they sold AT&T. They're not selling them online because you can't set up a contract online. They won't just sell them on the Apple Store without a contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    Check this, they can stop itunes activation, they can make activation of service only done in-store (yeah right) but they cannot make you purchase a contract nor activation with purchase of the phone. Plain and simple.

    Hardware = yours
    Service = theirs
    Thats why the phone is 199/299 its SUBSIDIZED by att. When you go into a ATT store and you see the cheaper "contract" price you are getting the phone cheaper because they are subsidizing it they pay the manufacturer (Apple) the FULL PRICE for the phone.

    You get the cheaper price because they now can force you into a contract.

    Trust me the iphone costs more than 199/299 in R&D and manufacturing costs, apple isnt selling them at a LOSS.

    Someone else who knows simple economics, finally!
    Last edited by chrissurra; 06-09-2008 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    i am the one to agree with happy. apple and att cant do what they want they have lowered the price enough that they can lure in enough people to switch to ATT. Apple and ATT have 2 goals 1 is to get you to buy an iphone the other goal is to get you to go with att, they really could care less about other people wanting to use them on other networks. And like i stated earlier they may gain quite a few sales with the new lower price and all but they will also lose alot of sales from the people who dont use att. ATT is trying to become a monopoly honestly.
    They cannot make you sign a contract but all this means is you will not be getting a iphone through att or apple, plain and simple.
    Last edited by 1sick94hb; 06-09-2008 at 09:01 PM.

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    Requires new 2-year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sick94hb View Post
    ATT is trying to become a monopoly honestly.


    AT&T is just trying to be what it once was :P

    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    dun dun dunnnnnnnn

    Requires new 2-year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.
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    Read and weep trolls. Nothings changed
    From the AT&T Press Release: "With a two-year contract, the price of an 8GB iPhone 3G will be $199; the 16GB model will be priced at $299."
    Last edited by Happy Noodle Boy; 06-09-2008 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Question Bluetooth?
    Anyone know if the Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR posted on Apple's site hints that this might be Stereo? or are we still stuck with a mono channel?

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