- 10-17-2011, 10:54 AM #2
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- 10-17-2011, 11:19 AM #4
You should still be able to get a new contract with the subsadized price even if your upgrading. You might need to pay etf if ur using the same #, and you wont get that upgrade discount if ur not elegible yet, but should still be able to get the contract and subsadized, advertized price.
My question is if i can save money buying it outright on sprint. I think the plans cost the same, so the only advantage is no etf when u want to leave?
- 10-17-2011, 11:28 AM #5
I used a Verizon upgrade from a Palm Pre+. If I choose to buy the next gen iPhone in 2012, my 4S will go to someone in my family who doesn't yet use a smartphone of any kind.
- 10-17-2011, 12:07 PM #6
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- 10-17-2011, 12:27 PM #8
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- 10-17-2011, 12:39 PM #10
I joined my friends family plan and am letting my line on my current family plan expire.
Seeing as how i am not the account holder (but authorized user) i was unable to do an early termination.
Its only 10 bucks for 3 months so ha, not to big of a drainage.
- 10-17-2011, 12:42 PM #11
Last edited by DARK_BLU; 10-17-2011 at 12:52 PM.
I have a funny feeling apple will not release the iphone5 in one year. i feel like we could see the next iphone in a year and a half or two years. what do you think? i just dont see how they keep coming out with new phones each year because they have so expensive to get if you are not upgrading
- 10-17-2011, 01:36 PM #13
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- 10-17-2011, 01:57 PM #16
Upgrade price here. I returned my newly purchased Moto Photon at the end of August when the rumblings of a Sprint iPhone were getting really strong. That return reset my upgrade, and I used a POS Samsung Intercept for a month and a half waiting for the iPhone. Happy days are here again!
- 10-17-2011, 02:22 PM #17
latest iPhone 5 rumor points to a Summer 2012 release. Not sure I believe that, but I'm fairly certain we'll get the next gen iPhone sometime next year.
Remember that in most parts of the world people pay the full ~$650 price for the iPhone. Expensive or not, the fact is people have been buying them in record numbers. In the U.S., those who buy the next iPhone will be original iPhone 4 owners who did not upgrade this year. And of course there are more people buying smartphones for the very first time every year. Apple will have no problems finding a market for a new iPhone next year.
- 10-17-2011, 02:27 PM #18
- 10-17-2011, 02:51 PM #19
But I do agree that Apple will not have any issue finding a market for their products - phones, iPads and computers.
- 10-17-2011, 03:27 PM #20
BTW, if you take good care of your iPhones, the resale value is usually very strong and cuts the cost of upgrading every year to the $200-300 range depending on if your carrier gives you any sort of one year discount. That's still not chump change, but it's not the $700+ that it would otherwise cost.
- 10-17-2011, 03:35 PM #21
- 10-17-2011, 03:37 PM #22
Ordered mine unlocked from Apple for the first time this year...
I may just sell it online though and not even open it, cause I just bought a MacBook Air and an iPad 2 and I like my iPhone 4 just fine. Some of them are going online for like $1600. I don't know really if Siri is worth almost $900 of my money to keep ($749+tax).
- 10-17-2011, 03:38 PM #23
- 10-17-2011, 03:53 PM #24
And I'm an Apple shareholder, too. So I am doing my part to keep my investment (in the company AND the devices) up.
- 10-17-2011, 04:01 PM #25