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Apple selling the iPhone contract-free?

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Apple selling the iPhone contract-free?
It seems that U.S. customers can now walk in every Apple store and purchase an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G contract-free. An internal Apple document has shown up, stating that all employees are now free to offer the device to customers, who won't subscribe for an AT&T service agreement or present an ID.

While this is nice to know, keep in mind that you can only purchase one iPhone per day. The pricing is as follows: $499 for the 8GB iPhone 3G, $599 for the 16GB iPhone 3GS, and $699 for the 32GB iPhone 3GS.

Apple iPhone 3GS Specifications | Review
The leaked Apple document

The leaked Apple document

source: Gizmodo


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Who cares iPhone sucks!!!

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 15:32

7. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


+1

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 13:00

15. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


+1

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 13:12

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


i wouldnt pay tht much for an i-phone or any phone for tht matter, but i understand why apple and AT&T are doing tht.....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 13:19

3. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


You guys would be surprise i used to work for ATT and when it comes to something they really want the price doesn't matter; but i agree with yall i wouldn't buy that unless it was $99 contract which will never happen. So basically i telling yall that i would never buy one.....lol

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 13:00

16. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


yall

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:52

19. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


once it goes on multiple carriers, i fully expect the base model at least to hit the $100 pricepoint. yea sorry, if/when it comes to tmobile and VZW and its stacked beside all those Androids and the new HD2, it just cant keep up. It really is the Razor of touchscreen phones, and Id expect it to eventually be treated as such.. LOL

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 13:38

4. rimwireless (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)


No phone is worth that!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 03:31

10. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Right? But if you look on ebay, they are still selling for that much...which is ridiculous. So I'm guessing instead of buying it on eBay, they can buy them directly from the store. Gives them more business I'm guessing.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 13:19

17. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)


but the ebay ones are unlocked...

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 14:32

5. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


yeah thats ridiculous... HD2s don't even cost that much. I dont even think droids do either... theyre out of their minds.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 10:54

11. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


moto droid is 599.99 full retail from motorola

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 14:54

6. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


I wasn't eligible for an upgrade until this July but Verizon Cust Service Rep gave me 25% discount off the Droid's full retail that left me paying about $400, but I didn't have to sign a contract and still get my upgrade in July in time for the iPhone or a new Android phone comes out! By then, i'll be able to make about $200 to $300 for the Droid on Ebay, so i'll get most of the money back anyway.

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 16:52

8. Gowireless (Posts: 85; Member since: 23 Feb 2010)


they have to do something the droids r killing them there stock is only tradeing at $228 while google is at $549

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 10:55

12. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


muahahahah +1

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 11:07

13. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)


That is an extremely ignorant statement Gowireless, the price of a stock doesn't mean anything. If Google does a stock split then there shares are only worth $275. If they do a double stock split or a 4:1 ratio then it is only $112.50 a share. Maybe learn something about the stock market before you say dumb stuff like that.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 11:15

14. E.N. (Posts: 2281; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Are you comparing the iPhone to all the android power phones that are out today?

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 13:21

18. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)


why would you do a stock split??

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 17:51

21. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)


Companies do it all the time, when a stock costs less you earn less per share, but you are able to purchase more shares. Companies do it so that more people are able to purchase the stock.

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 00:33

9. mattkl (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


OMG!!! I'm ordering 3000 of them!

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 16:54

20. MollyS (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


Why would anyone buy an iphone without a contract when AT&T won't activate it without a contract so you would be losing money when you could get one cheaper if you signed the contract in the first place? i got mine used on craigslist and AT&T wouldn't give me a contract without a big ass deposit so I used wirelesswithout.com and now i have a iphone and no contract

posted on 24 Mar 2010, 21:01

22. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


Iphone doesnt suk..the 3gs is compareable to the hightech phones today in the US anyways..just do a side by side of features..cons n pros shmuk..thats how I know..I did my homework

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 04:18

23. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I'm glad someone knows what they're talking about. So many p say iPhone sucks but do t realize the iPhone 3GS is spec'd better than most smartphones out there. The only downside is apple closes they're hardware and software so tightly it's hard to do anything with it. But the tradeoff is a very stable, smooth and rich user experience. Something I would say is only achieved by webOS and BB OS 5.0. android just has too many variants to put out a product that operates as clean. No matter how good it is.

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