1. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    I just got my first iPhone about 2 months ago; will AT&T let me get a 3Gs for $199 (for 16gb)? Thanks!
    06-08-2009 03:16 PM
  2. Frozen001's Avatar
    I just got my first iPhone about 2 months ago; will AT&T let me get a 3Gs for $199 (for 16gb)? Thanks!

    Check the footnote out on the apple store:

    AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).
    06-08-2009 03:18 PM
  3. OmariJames's Avatar
    Check the footnote out on the apple store:
    That is some crazy-ish. I'm not paying that much for a phone.
    I'm gonna see if anybody can upgrade on my contract.
    06-08-2009 03:21 PM
  4. junovela's Avatar
    Check the footnote out on the apple store:
    If it's really $599 to stay with a 16GB (and I'd ever sign a new two-year contract), then AT&T just lost a sale. I'm not spending MORE than I did on my 16GB 3G last year just for those features. NOT WORTH IT.
    06-08-2009 03:25 PM
  5. Neutrino's Avatar
    Check the footnote out on the apple store:
    That is the unfortunate reality. This upgrade seems more intended for the folks who did not upgrade last year (i.e., V1 owners). These users bought their iPhones at unsubsidized prices, and their contracts are now coming up for renewal.
    06-08-2009 03:30 PM
  6. msbaylor's Avatar
    If you got the iPhone as a hand-me-down. Did you still have to renew your two-year contract to activate? (I can't remember) or is that only if you buy a new one from Apple?
    06-08-2009 03:32 PM
  7. infenit101's Avatar
    Question...Why would you want one? Did something knock your socks off? The best thing about the announcements wasn't even about the 3gs but the $99 price point for the 3g.
    06-08-2009 03:33 PM
  8. Neutrino's Avatar
    Question...Why would you want one? Did something knock your socks off? The best thing about the announcements wasn't even about the 3gs but the $99 price point for the 3g.
    I agree that the $99 price point for existing 3Gs is iCandy. Doesn't that price point represent a loss for Apple?
    06-08-2009 03:34 PM
  9. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I think they are going on a customer by customer basis. When I go to buy one now (just did it out of curiosity) on the apple site, this is what I get when it checks my eligibility...



    As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 03/12/2010.

    * $299.00* 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
    * $399.00* 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    * $499.00* 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)


    Yep, won't pay it, my iPhone 3G 16GB will do just fine til I'm fully eligible to upgrade. And I don't even know if I will then.

    This upgrade is kind of sad, and lame, and I'm irritated MMS is being delayed because AT&T apparently can't get their crap together.
    06-08-2009 03:35 PM
  10. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    Is AT&T on crack?!? $699?!? That's insane!
    06-08-2009 03:36 PM
  11. Neutrino's Avatar
    It's just business. After all, new customers and their juicy data plans are AT&T's targeted sales audience.
    06-08-2009 03:37 PM
  12. msbaylor's Avatar
    Question...Why would you want one? Did something knock your socks off? The best thing about the announcements wasn't even about the 3gs but the $99 price point for the 3g.
    If you still have the 2G, 4Gb iPhone, then there is a LOT to gain lol
    06-08-2009 03:39 PM
  13. Behshad's Avatar
    I think they are going on a customer by customer basis. When I go to buy one now (just did it out of curiosity) on the apple site, this is what I get when it checks my eligibility...



    As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 03/12/2010.

    * $299.00* 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
    * $399.00* 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    * $499.00* 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)


    Yep, won't pay it, my iPhone 3G 16GB will do just fine til I'm fully eligible to upgrade. And I don't even know if I will then.

    This upgrade is kind of sad, and lame, and I'm irritated MMS is being delayed because AT&T apparently can't get their crap together.
    I got the exact same thing. However, I put in my 2nd non-iphone line number and bam, this is what I got:

    * $99.00* 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
    * $199.00* 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    * $299.00* 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

    Now the question is, if I order that and give my current 8G to my wife (who has the 2nd elgible line),, can I just swap SIM cards and use the new one for myself ?
    06-08-2009 03:39 PM
  14. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I got the exact same thing. However, I put in my 2nd non-iphone line number and bam, this is what I got:

    * $99.00* 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
    * $199.00* 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    * $299.00* 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

    Now the question is, if I order that and give my current 8G to my wife (who has the 2nd elgible line),, can I just swap SIM cards and use the new one for myself ?
    Yes, you probably can.

    I am debating whether I can even justify 299 for that upgrade.

    Since I'm eligible in December and the g/f's line (posted above with a current iPHone 3G as well), I'll just wait for the next iPhone. Why not? I'm not going to upgrade in March and then have a new one come out a few mos later.

    This upgrade is completely not worth it to me
    06-08-2009 03:46 PM
  15. infenit101's Avatar
    I agree that the $99 price point for existing 3Gs is iCandy. Doesn't that price point represent a loss for Apple?
    No a lost for AT&T since they buy the phones and subsidize it for you with a Voice and data plan.
    06-08-2009 04:05 PM
  16. infenit101's Avatar
    Yes, you probably can.

    I am debating whether I can even justify 299 for that upgrade.

    Since I'm eligible in December and the g/f's line (posted above with a current iPHone 3G as well), I'll just wait for the next iPhone. Why not? I'm not going to upgrade in March and then have a new one come out a few mos later.

    This upgrade is completely not worth it to me
    Wait for Iphone rev4. The 3GS is not worth it. You'll be fine on OS 3.0 and the updates after until rev4 is out.
    06-08-2009 04:06 PM
  17. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    Really; that is crazy. I thought I heard that they offer the new customer price to current iPhone customers too.
    06-08-2009 04:07 PM
  18. redbeard's Avatar
    600 and 700 for a phone that still won't have mms in 2009.

    For that price you can get one of the really high end 12mp Sony phones, or buy a DSLR camera and a Tomtom..
    06-08-2009 04:10 PM
  19. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    600 and 700 for a phone that still won't have mms in 2009.

    For that price you can get one of the really high end 12mp Sony phones, or buy a DSLR camera and a Tomtom..
    Yea, but who wants to carry all that around with them?
    06-08-2009 04:20 PM
  20. redbeard's Avatar
    Yea, but who wants to carry all that around with them?
    My glovebox??:o
    06-08-2009 04:37 PM
  21. Jeremy's Avatar
    600 and 700 for a phone that still won't have mms in 2009.

    For that price you can get one of the really high end 12mp Sony phones, or buy a DSLR camera and a Tomtom..
    I just paid $499 for a 32gb. I was not going to pay over that.
    06-08-2009 04:47 PM
  22. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    My glovebox??:o
    LOL! I said who not what!
    06-08-2009 05:05 PM
  23. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Wait for Iphone rev4. The 3GS is not worth it. You'll be fine on OS 3.0 and the updates after until rev4 is out.
    Yeah that's what we are going to do. I'm not concerned with video. If I really needed it, I would have jailbroken and downloaded cycorder a LONG time ago.

    Jailbreaking makes the phone run like crap.

    On top of that, I have a sony cybershot I keep in my purse that suits just as well if I need to record video or take better pics.
    06-08-2009 05:23 PM
  24. vanishingvision7's Avatar
    I just paid $499 for a 32gb. I was not going to pay over that.
    Remind me to beat you over the head when I run into you in streets of Chicago for being an *****!!

    I love you Ash but ugh, that just seems too big of a waste.
    06-08-2009 05:23 PM
  25. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I just paid $499 for a 32gb. I was not going to pay over that.
    I'll wait 3 weeks and get it for $299
    06-08-2009 05:36 PM
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