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2779 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2008 11:47 AM by roaminggnome
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2008 12:47 PM (in response to Vernexto)Since you have purchased an iphone 3G at the subsidized price, you will not qualify for another subsidized phone purchase for two years from the date of purchase (there is a small grace period of a month or two).
You would have to pay the unsubsidized price of $499.powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 10:37 AM (in response to roaminggnome)Thank you for your reply, that does make sense. Though I do have to say, doesn't that seem like poor business sense on Apple's behalf? Instead of Apple making $299 from me, they're making $0 (I most certainly will not pay $499 for the 16GB). You would think they would make an exception for customers who have already purchase iPhone 3Gs, and are looking to upgrade further. It's not like the demand is SO high that I'd be taking a product away from another potential customer, so I guess I have trouble understanding why Apple wouldn't be willing to cooperate. But, I guess that's a battle I won't win. Again, thank you for the reply!Macbook, 2.2GHz Intel Core Duo, 4 GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 10:55 AM (in response to Vernexto)ATT is subsidizing a portion of the cost of the phone regardless of whether you buy the phone at Apple or ATT. Because you haven't covered ATT's cost on the first phone, ATT is unwilling to lose money by subsidizing a second phone for you.MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G x 2, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 11:47 AM (in response to Vernexto)This is the way the cell phone industry works. It is not specific to iphone in the least.powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch