iPhone contract question

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  1. spec09

    spec09 New Member

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    If I were to get a contract with att, buy the phone, pay the activation fee, and wait a month into my service, could I cancel my contract for $175 and all will be well?

    299 phone
    36 activation
    69.99 first month
    175 ETF

    Could I do that? or is att smarter than that and I have to return my phone even after a month.
     
  2. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    It looks like you can do that, but you'll end up saving around $20 from what I have heard compared to just buying the iPhone at the unsubsidized price of $599/699 or whatever it is.
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    dont forget your taxes

    it plays into it when you are trying to see if its cheaper than buying it outright at 599 + tax
     
  4. spec09

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    Yeah the 619 is with taxes. 580 without.
     
  5. mojito

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    sure, but why the hell would you do that? 3g is useless on tmob, so might as well get a gen 1 and not worry about all that BS
     
  6. spec09

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    But I want ittttttttttttttttttt. I'm an American who is "grabbed by the balls by the corporations begging for more" :p
     
  7. nsxrebel

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    exactly. I just got an email from a guy asking why I was selling my unlocked iphone for 300 when you can get a new one for 199/299. I told him some people want them for T-mobile or other gsm carriers besides at&t. I get mine tomorrow morning.
     
  8. trouphaz

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    you could always try to find another carrier offering to pay for your cancellation charge.
     
  9. spec09

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    I am currently on a t-mobile family plan. All I have to do is add the 20 dollar total internet on the plan for my number.
     
  10. hoppy1028

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    no get the 5.99 internet plan and use the tzones hack and have unlimited internet, but if you are talking about 19.99 and using the iphone3g you cant because att and tmo use different 3g bands so its best to just update to 2.0 on the first gen iphone
     
  11. spec09

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    What's the 5.99 hack? I could get full internet and email with EDGE?
     
  12. nsxrebel

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    Yes. The only thing that doesn't work right from what I recall, is YouTube. On Edge, you cannot do a search on youtube. Only videos that show up as featured will appear. On wifi it works fine.
     
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    http://thebigboss.org/moreinfo/tzoneshack.php

    the big boss is the source you add through installer once you jailbreak, here is their recap of the hack
     

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