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06-11-2008, 12:21 PM #21
How would AT&T implement this fine?
06-11-2008, 12:24 PM #22
2.0 looks good.
ant to make this clear:
THIS IS ONLY IN THE US.
IF YOU WANT ONE BADLY, AND WANT TO UNLOCK IT ETC. LOOK ON EBAY.
all AT&T or apple have to do is get you to sign a contract before leaving the store. as soon as youve signed that, it starts.
back to the 2.0 firmware, i wonder if installer repos can be added to the appstore as an enterprise?......
Last edited by reeko; 06-11-2008 at 12:37 PM.
06-11-2008, 12:33 PM #23
06-11-2008, 12:36 PM #24
And according to a report from Reuters, the company will penalize customers who buy a phone but don't activate within 30 days, which falls in line with their aggressive new push to lock users into a contract
06-11-2008, 12:36 PM #25
06-11-2008, 12:42 PM #26
Penalized if not activated in 30 days. BULLCRAP.
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06-11-2008, 12:53 PM #27
you can hope that things change before release date.
you an get on ebay on JULY 11th and get one shipped in from abroad, WITH NO CONTRACT.
06-11-2008, 12:57 PM #28
06-11-2008, 01:00 PM #29
06-11-2008, 01:13 PM #30
Nothing from stopping someone from buying the iphone in pre-pay form again...using pay-as-you-go method. You would have to pay a little extra but then the phone is yours...but I doubt the phone will be 199 or 299...Its probably full retail just like the first ones.Really?
06-11-2008, 01:19 PM #31
06-11-2008, 02:01 PM #32
what about buying a prepaid visa card like the desposible debit card things could they still fine u. Well I guess send u a bill. Hummm thats just stupid
06-11-2008, 02:08 PM #33
I do not have ATT but cant it be as easy as having someone who already has an iphone just activate it for you.
For example a friend who already has an iPhone just stick his/her chip in it, then happy modding after that?
As i do not plan on leaving T-Mobile just to get the new iPhone. Not that i can currently use 3G anyway.
Last edited by Jaenius; 06-11-2008 at 02:15 PM.
06-11-2008, 02:10 PM #34
06-11-2008, 02:17 PM #35
the new appstore is gonna be wonderful
06-11-2008, 03:29 PM #36
OK, I am getting tired of the "OMG, what happens if you don't activate it in 30 days; how can they do this; the sky is falling!!"
It will most likely work like it does with any other phone/carrier in the US. If you don't activate it or if you cancel your contract early (gives you the same result), they will charge you the ETF (Early Termination Fee). The ETF for iPhone 1.0 was $175; it could very well be more for iPhone 2.0.
Just like any phone or carrier, if you don't activate or cancel, you will pay more. iPhone will be $199 + the ETF, which AT&T hasn't set yet for iPhone contracts (well i haven't heard what it is yet). Also, as suggested above, I have no doubt there will be a plentiful supply of iPhones available on eBay that are not locked to AT&T for some amount, probably more than $199 and less than $1,000.
So let's move on already, this sales model for cell phones has been in place for years - from this forum, you'd think this was their first cell phone purchase and experience with the carriers.
If you don't like it, feel free to buy an HTC WinMo phone or a Nokia Symbian - Those are also available with and without a contract. And if you still aren't happy with the new iPhone, I hear there are other forums out there where you can talk about any of those phones and more -- Me, I like the iPhone for now.
06-11-2008, 04:15 PM #37
06-11-2008, 04:22 PM #38
if u stop the imei transmitting u can say u lost the phone and i dnt think they can charge u 4 not activating it its ur iphone ur not renting or leasing it from them u bought it u can do wtvr u wnt with it the only problem ull hve is probably buying it but tht should b it
06-11-2008, 04:23 PM #39
06-11-2008, 04:29 PM #40