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
source: Gizmodo


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23 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Who cares iPhone sucks!!!

7. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

+1

15. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

+1

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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.....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

3. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 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

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

yall

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

4. rimwireless

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

No phone is worth that!

10. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

17. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

but the ebay ones are unlocked...

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

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

11. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

moto droid is 599.99 full retail from motorola

6. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

8. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

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

12. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

muahahahah +1

13. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 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.

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

18. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

why would you do a stock split??

21. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 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.

9. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

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

20. MollyS

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 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

22. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 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

23. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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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