Getting contract-free iPhone from AT&T for a decent price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mossme89, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. mossme89

    mossme89 Member

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    I'm getting ready to get rid of my 2g iPhone and move to a newer model iPhone. I really don't want to deal with AT&T's shenanigans, so I looked on eBay, but $450 for a 3G or $600 for a 3GS is WAY too high IMO.

    So I was thinking, what if I get a 3GS iPhone from AT&T ($199), get the cheapest plan, wait out the 30 days, then cancel on day 31? I'd have to pay the $175 termenation fee, but $375 is a much better price for a new iPhone than $600. Would this work so then I'm free to go to tmobile? What is the cheapest service plan? So what are we looking at for the grand total?
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    You may want to find out how that actually works and the actual price.
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    cant u just buy a iphone for 199 off apple store?
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    thats if you buy it with a contract.

    and to OP, if you cancel the contract, I believe you pay the $175 for early data cancellation, and then you pay a max of $400 to cancel out the remaining length of the contract.

    $199 + $175 + $400 = $774

    looks like a bad idea to me.
  5. mossme89

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    Reason for asking was that there was a tutorial to do exactly what i was asking here. It worked for the 3G iPhone and i was just curious if it works for the 3gs or if AT&T changed their policy

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