Buy iPhone then Break Contract

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  1. litokhmaikid

    litokhmaikid New Member

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    What would be the negative effects if i go into the apple store, sign a two year contract, buy the iphone 3g for $99. Then the next day break the contract? Also how much does it cost to break a contract with At&t?
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    awal Well-Known Member

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    There's a $175 cancellation fee, and you'd also be paying the $36 activation fee and a minimum of $70 for the first month.

    Grand total = $380
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    so ur gonna go through all that just to get an iphone?
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    litokhmaikid New Member

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    Yes, but i would go in the next day and break the contract, so i would not have to pay the $70 for the first month. Also would i have any problems doing this, like the next day can they make me also return the iphone?
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    awal Well-Known Member

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    You pay for the first month of service up front when you buy the phone and sign the contract.

    You'll be fine canceling the next day.
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    litokhmaikid New Member

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    I just checked and I would not have to pay for the first month of service up front. Do you think they would still charge me for the whole month if i end the contract the next day?
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    ^ you're right. When I got my 3GS, I just payed like $253 for the device, I didn't pay for the service yet. I'll pay $70 at the end of the month
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    Interesting, I suppose I could have saved myself $100.

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    Why not just get one from eBay? I got mine for $290 and it works perfectly and it still has a warranty.
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    litokhmaikid New Member

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    The problem is that i dont have an credit card, and the only place i can buy from other people is craigslist. But people on craigslist are selling it for around $350, so it would be better for me to buy it this way.

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