so it looks like that still nobody knows what the fuck is up with iphone pricing

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    all the forums and blogs etc. are still going back and forth about who qualifies for the 199/299 price points. I am about 14 months into an ATT contract, and personally I will be pissed if they tell me I have to pay 500 for an 8gig iphone. With jobs fucking getting up and announcing 199/299 as the price with no asterisk or anything, it seems like he really will have tricked a lot of people :mad:
     
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    dooks88 need some bat wings

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    what phone do you have now? what is your monthly plan cost?
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    and no one will know probably until the week before the 11th. theres no need in talking about it until then
     
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    oh fuck off I'll talk all I want
     
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    random nokia, like $72
     
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    dooks88 need some bat wings

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    you cant upgrade until month 18 at the earliest. maybe month 22 even. youre going to pay at least $400 for an 8gig.
     
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    yeah thats what im thinking, i think apple shit the bed by getting people's hopes up like that
     
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    and I feel like I'm in the minority, cause I am looking into this shit before July 11th and know what to expect. But I'm sure there are going to be TONS of people that didn't look into it online and are going to walk into the store with 200 bucks in their hand and be told they need to fork over twice that and go nuts.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    do apple employees get an sort of discount on an iphone or service?
     
  10. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    urban ape take that take that take that

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    who else loves the annotate feature in preview :bowdown: lulz
     
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    yeah but im saying during the keynote
     
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    why dont all you guys quit beating off and just wait for the damn thing to come out?
     
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    because I'm trying to budget my $ and would like to know if I am going to have to pay twice what I expected
     
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    Depending on what AT&T does or does not do, I may give up on AT&T and just port over to TMo or Sprint when my contract expires :dunno:
     
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    Im about 13 months in myself....using a w810i. My bill runs me like 80 a month give or take a few bucks. Its not looking too good...I just wonder what the procedure will be if you buy from the apple store as far as eligibility and stuff.
     
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    I'm good... my contract with AT&T expired 2 days before WWDC... talk about good timing...
     
  18. Kirk Hinrich

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    nice
     
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    ive had my phone like exactly 18 mos...so I guess im up for renewal. Any way to check?
     
  20. Pineapple Devil

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    look at your upgrade eligibility on wireless.att.com
     
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    Yah, call AT&T or go to an AT&T store. Thats how I know I'm up for renewal.

    It was pretty crappy of Jobs to announce $199 iPhone as if it was a price drop by apple. But if your the internet-watching informed guy you say you are, then you've known for months before the keynote that AT&T was going to start subsidizing the iPhone and you'd have to get a new contract.

    A long time ago I remember reading about a service that would let you sell your phone and contract, so you could change to something new. I'm sure you'd still take a hit, but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...
     
  22. TheWeasel

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    Nope. They did give all full-time employees a free iPhone when they first came out. Most corp employees have an iPhone as their work phone.
     

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