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« on: June 15, 2009, 05:56:18 PM »

so, errr.

How much will it actually cost an existing ATT customer???
$399 for the 16gb???
WTF?

ATT blows.

So here is my plan.
Cancel, then immediately re-sign up. lol
I would hope I could grab my old number right away.

OR...

maybe port my number to another service, then port it back, cancel the "other service" within the 14 day window...
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 08:42:10 PM »

60 days before they have to drop your #, so you should be good to go. Lots of blog posts about exactly that. Lots of complaining, but subsidizing phones for new customers has been a cell-subscriber model for a long time. It sucks, but it's hardly an iPhone only phenom.

I'm just happy that I'm outside the window and eligible for upgrade

$299 for the 32G.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 09:23:36 PM »

nope. you are mistaken it would seem Wink

you are an EXISTING customer.
The price you are quoting is for NEW customers ONLY.

it's actually not the same policy as other carriers. Tmobile for example, I was always able to get the new customer price if I was out of contract. Not so, with ATT it seems.

unless someone got better news from ATT recently.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 05:58:50 AM »

Nah nuts, you can get upgrade pricing we checked into it. It's the same as the new customer pricing but you've gotta reup for at least 2 years.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 08:04:38 AM »

im reading conflicting info on that.

There seem to be 3 prices for the same 1 phone.
I guess of course we shall see.

I am also tempted to wait for the next one, since that will probably require a formfactor update. otherwise it will be 3gsxxx
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 08:10:18 AM »

I'm out of contract - I have the situation that VS describes. The people really complaining purchased a 3G less than 2 years ago, so they are inside their contract. The $399 is for a 3G upgrade - I have the original iPhone. (Perk == beast stuck in La Brea)
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 08:11:38 AM »

Also: the "kill my contract" fee is essentially a pro rata of $5 for each month early, with a max of $175 - so (based on your remaining contract time) you may be able to work this less expensively.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 02:14:01 PM »

Im only 3 months away. But I a guess we shall see...
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 03:39:21 PM »

I just did the entire "Purchase an iPhone 3GS" thang at apple - they looked up my contract at AT&T, came back with the expected $299.

So I reserved one at the local Apple store. I'm such an easy lay  ROFLMAO
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 04:36:47 PM »

for the 32gb really? huh

so now it seems they charge for sms?
do you know if that charge is for both outbound and inbound?
I get all sorts of SMS alerts...
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 04:58:55 PM »

Yepper, 32G. Black. Overhead cam, tuned exhaust.

I purchased unlimited SMS for the fam, so I don't know.

I have 3 adolescents, after all  Roll Eyes
Friggin' deal, that.
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 11:05:08 PM »

Charging for incoming SMS?
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 07:32:51 AM »

Again, dunno about inbound. I never paid for SMS until the iPhone and I got right past limitation programs.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 08:21:09 PM »

What do you think the likelyhood is of being able to pick up two at a local store on friday?
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 09:12:38 PM »

Betcha if you go reserve it/them now, we can get you in. I can make a call tomorrow if you'd like.
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