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06-16-2009, 09:55 PM #41
Is there a petition to the petition? I will sign that one. I love my 3G but honestly, apple people complain way too much. Phone subsidies are normal for any carrier, on any phone. The iPhone is cool, but if you got it at the subsidized price last year then you haven't completed your contract...same as if you bought a different phone. I am all for a cheaper phone, but honestly, we don't deserve anything special just because it's an apple product and we currently own the last gen model. I love the blame on ATT too...they are eating the cost of the iPhone now (via subsidizing) even though you used to pay full price AND still have to sign a contract.Really?
06-16-2009, 10:12 PM #42
06-16-2009, 10:19 PM #43
Dont be that guy..!!!
06-16-2009, 10:40 PM #44
Where is the peptition that will get all the whining babies that signed a contract that now want to get out of it to shut up? Ill sign that one in a heart beat. You signed the contract, you knew what was in that contract now shut your pie holes and live up to it.
Some of you people have a skewed sense of entitlement going on.... what makes you so special?
06-16-2009, 11:00 PM #45
AT&T is forgetting that the early termination fee for most people who got the 3G on release day is only $100-$125. The $200 extra is just absurd. I mean hell, the ETF for someone who only has had service for one month is $175.
06-16-2009, 11:29 PM #46
that's pretty ridiculous
and for all the people that are getting mad at AT&T because they wouldnt wave the 20 or 15 days, there's a thing called patience. And if you don't want to wait, then pay the extra $200. It's as easy as that. But the one thing I do agree with is the fact that it is an extra $200. That is a bit outrageous.
Last edited by mysteryskater125; 06-16-2009 at 11:43 PM.Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?
06-17-2009, 12:42 AM #47
i really don't understand all those complaints.
You signed a contract, they pay a large part of the phone for you.
Quit the complaining.
Here in Belgium the 3G was only available without subsidy, for 525 euros (725$) so even the american "no subsidy" price is great for us...
06-17-2009, 01:42 AM #48
I don't get it. If you renew your contract don't you add 2 MORE years to your current contract which means if you signed a 2 year contract 1 year ago you are at 3 years left? If that is the case you should get the 199/299 price...
I don't see how ATT loses money.
But if people are complaining because they don't get a lower price WITHOUT renewing a 2 year contract i'd say you guys are pretty dumb. Only reason you're getting a lower price is that they can lure you into a contract.
I live in Canada and so far, according to the retarded Rogers Reps, There no way to get the 3GS unless I renew a 3 year contract. This is ******** lol. But ya Rogers already said that they will offer a non contract iPhone 3GS. I really hope it's 599/699 like in the US.
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06-17-2009, 02:08 AM #49
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
06-17-2009, 03:18 AM #50
£540 for the iPhone is a lot of money, as much as I love it. What annoys me more is O2, and their lack of upgrade options. If I want the 3GS, I have to spend 7 months of £35 per month contract (so that's £245 just to cancel my contract, and waste 7 month's service) and then on top of that, spend £240 on a 32GB 3GS on another 18month contract. No thanks!!
Oh, back on topic, I would sign the petition, but like others here, I can't be arsed to sign up to another social networking site. Not to be pesimistic, but I doubt very much apple will listen. Either that, or they're already planning to drop the prices after millions buy them on launch day, pretending they listened to us and 'agree' to drop the price
06-17-2009, 03:22 AM #51its not going to happen
Att subsidizes the price of the phones. they already gave a discount to everyone who got 3g... they arent going to just let everyone bail on their contract so they can give away more phone at a cheaper price than they bought them foriPhone Nice
06-17-2009, 03:42 AM #52Subsidized and UNsubsidized
If you look at the prices for a contract that is subsidiary and one that is not you might notice that the prices are the same for 1 year of service. So say I buy 1 new 3G S on a new plan and pay 200 for the phone and on an old number that is not upgrade eligible upgrade to the 3G S and pay 400. No matter what both 2 year contracts are going to cost the same per month in the long run. So stop complaining like the spoiled fan boys you are and realize that the 2 year contract is meant to subsidized one phone for 18 months for about 300 dollars. If you want to upgrade before then you are going to have to pay a penalty to get what you want. AT&T doesn't owe you (even though they should for not having tethering and mms ready) and either does Apple.
06-17-2009, 03:47 AM #53
At the end of the day, I'm happy with my 3G, and I can't wait to load 3.0. My jailbroken 2.2 is really slow, laggy and unstable. 3.0 is the best excuse to get out for a while
06-17-2009, 07:06 AM #54
No offense guys, but I feel no sympathy for you. You knew what you were getting into when you signed your contract. Do you understand how subsidies work? What you're basically asking for now is to get something for nothing and you should well know the telco's are all about making a profit. If this were any other phone you'd be facing the same plans and same pricing, just because it's an iPhone doesn't make it any different.
I'm sure you're all unhappy about it and just want things your way, but I'd like a unicorn and I'm not getting one of those either.
06-17-2009, 07:24 AM #55
Hey for all those that say we knew what we were getting into when we signed the contract, of course we did, and obviously through many posts a lot of us are getting the iPhone 3GS, I am happy actually that i get some sort of discount (i can get a 3GS for $499 instead) but really It would be awesome if it happened but no big (to me anyways) if it didnt, whatever. I'll still be getting a 3GS sooner or later.
Also this is helping me not spend money i need to actually live with lol Again it would be cool if it happened, but not going too. Cause ATT will have to issue this. The early adopters thing was Apples fault not att this time its ATT and they wont budge .
06-17-2009, 07:44 AM #56
06-17-2009, 08:00 AM #57id sign it, but im not a twit
if you have a non twitter petition, post it.
06-17-2009, 08:05 AM #58
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06-17-2009, 08:05 AM #59
06-17-2009, 08:09 AM #60
Think of it like a 2 year car loan.
You Buy a new car, and you pay $500 per month for it.
After one year, you have paid off half of the loan.
Just because the car manufacturer comes out with a new model in a year, doesn't entitle you to upgrade to that new car without paying what you still owe on the original loan.
You can get into that new car, but they will roll over the remaining balance from your old loan onto the new one.
That's essentially what AT&T is doing with iPhone 3G owners.
You've only met half of your contract, and therefore have not paid back the money that AT&T subsidized for that phone.
What AT&T is doing is fair, and makes business sense.
People can complain all they want, but AT&T isn't screwing "loyal" customers.
Loyal customers are failing to fulfill their contracts.