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Thread: Buying an Iphone 3g

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    Default Buying an Iphone 3g
    I've heard a ton of rumors going around about how one cannot get an Iphone from a Mac, AT&T, or Cingular store for 18 months if they have previously purchased one or have upgraded from the 2g one. I ALSO heard from an AT&T rep reply to this saying that this was a fluke and that he's never heard of it (click here to see the response).

    I'm currently a TMO user but my girlfriend is with AT&T and recently upgraded to the new 3g iphone. If she wants to get me one (so that I can unlock it and use it), how would it be possible?
    I REALLY REALLY hope this 18 month thing isn't true...

    Thanks for hearing me out!

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    I'm pretty sure that it's not true as they're not going to deny selling you one for $4-500. I think that was just one customers experience.

    Your girlfriend can probably just say she lost hers and that'll work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
    I'm pretty sure that it's not true as they're not going to deny selling you one for $4-500. I think that was just one customers experience.

    Your girlfriend can probably just say she lost hers and that'll work...
    I mean, is it possible for my girlfriend to buy it for $199.99?

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    No, to get another for $199, you have to either sign a new contract or bring one in that's broken and pay them to swap it out for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
    No, to get another for $199, you have to either sign a new contract or bring one in that's broken and pay them to swap it out for you...
    Are you sure? I'm not trying to doubt you or anything, but I heard you can get a replacement one for $199.99 and not give them the old one. I heard it was possible.

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    I'm not too familiar with swapping out 3G's, but wouldn't every person then go and say "Oh, I lost my phone, I need another one for $200" then turn it for $400?

    I think they'll probably disable the old one if they do give you that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
    I'm not too familiar with swapping out 3G's, but wouldn't every person then go and say "Oh, I lost my phone, I need another one for $200" then turn it for $400?

    I think they'll probably disable the old one if they do give you that price.
    Okay, well what about this:

    My girlfriend has 11 people on her account. Her brother has a blackberry. If she said that she wanted to upgrade her brothers account to an Iphone, would that work?

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    Yes, but then it would change his contract, and he'd have to add a 30 dollar a month iPhone data plan to his contract.

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