I have a 3G, i cant get the new one for $299?

Maaz

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Okay so i have a 3G iPhone. i cant add 2 years more on my contract and get the iPhone 3gs for $299? i did this last year with my iPhone 2.0. i bought the 3g for $299 and they just added 2 years on my current contract and then i sold the 2g. Now iam hearing i cant do this with the 3gs?
 

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You didn't pay the $600 for the 3G so your contract is stuck for 2 years if I remember correctly.
 

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Okay so i have a 3G iPhone. i cant add 2 years more on my contract and get the iPhone 3gs for $299? i did this last year with my iPhone 2.0. i bought the 3g for $299 and they just added 2 years on my current contract and then i sold the 2g. Now iam hearing i cant do this with the 3gs?
The original iPhone wasn't subsidized - everyone paid full price for it.
 

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Short answer is no, you can pay extra and get it, but you can't get it for the subsidized price.
 

Maaz

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i can sell my current 16GB white iPhone 3g for $400, should i sell and buy iPhone3Gs 16GB white for $399? basically i will see no loss or gain but i will get a new phone and all new features.
 

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i can sell my current 16GB white iPhone 3g for $400, should i sell and buy iPhone3Gs 16GB white for $399? basically i will see no loss or gain but i will get a new phone and all new features.
I honestly do not thing you will get $400 for your current 3G. Old customers already have 3G and new customers can get a 32 gig for $299
 

Ron Jeremy

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can you imagine working at an AT&T store and how many questions like this you would get each day? wow i think that would be enough to make me quit.
 

Maaz

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I honestly do not thing you will get $400 for your current 3G. Old customers already have 3G and new customers can get a 32 gig for $299
i have it posted and have already 3 offers of people buying my iPhone 3g white for $400. now i just cant sell it because i don't know if i can get an iPhone3Gs for $400 or not. its for people who want it on other carriers.
 

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can you imagine working at an AT&T store and how many questions like this you would get each day? wow i think that would be enough to make me quit.
Yeah, it can't be worse than working with bodily fluids though.
 

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i was excited up until i wnet to do the preorder and it says 499 or You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 12/13/2009.
 

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i was excited up until i wnet to do the preorder and it says 499 or You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 12/13/2009.
You were expecting to get it for the unsub cost? I knew long ago I wouldn't be eligible.
 

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I cant believe how many threads there are with the same questions...is it just me or are there more than the last 2 iPhone releases?
It's more complicated each year. The first one was cut and dry pricing (at least for the first month). The second one didn't have upgrade eligibility factored in because the V1's weren't subsidized. Now we've got a whole primordial pot of iPhone stew brewing and the confusion has reached a high point.