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    http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-c...602&isSrch=Yes

    No cancellation fee within first 30 days, could be a way for us to get this phone on another service without paying big fees.


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    correct me if im wrong but this is how i see it
    first of all, when it says that the activation will be held in store, it doesnt say if its in the apple store or the ATT store. i really dont see apple offering activation in the apple stores, ir doesnt "fit" with the whole shopping experience in those stores. but we are sure that iphone will be sold at those apple stores, so there we go, we have iphones without any contract.
    i think that if you buy your iphone at an apple store you will have to go to an ATT store in order to activiting. at least i hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkadelic View Post
    correct me if im wrong but this is how i see it
    first of all, when it says that the activation will be held in store, it doesnt say if its in the apple store or the ATT store. i really dont see apple offering activation in the apple stores, ir doesnt "fit" with the whole shopping experience in those stores. but we are sure that iphone will be sold at those apple stores, so there we go, we have iphones without any contract.
    i think that if you buy your iphone at an apple store you will have to go to an ATT store in order to activiting. at least i hope so.
    I really dont think this is the case as otherwise they would be selling them on line.

    CNET (I think?) just had response from AT & T boss and he says they have to be activated at time of purchase and no more online activating. Looks like Apple will be setting up AT&T contracts in their stores??

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkadelic View Post
    correct me if im wrong but this is how i see it
    first of all, when it says that the activation will be held in store, it doesnt say if its in the apple store or the ATT store. i really dont see apple offering activation in the apple stores, ir doesnt "fit" with the whole shopping experience in those stores. but we are sure that iphone will be sold at those apple stores, so there we go, we have iphones without any contract.
    i think that if you buy your iphone at an apple store you will have to go to an ATT store in order to activiting. at least i hope so.
    no it's not that easy. obviously if it's only at at&t stores, everyone will flock to apple to get it. don't you think they know this?
    history of my iPhone 2G 8GB:

    1.1.2 - 04.02.13_G - geohot testpoint (sold)
    1.1.2 - 04.02.13_G - ziphone
    1.1.3 - 04.03.13_G - dev-team cydia update
    1.1.4 - 04.04.05_G - iLiberty+
    2.0.1 - 04.05.04_G - winpwn
    2.0.2 - 04.05.04_G - winpwn
    2.1 - 04.05.04_G - quickpwn
    2.2. - 04.05.04_G - quickpwn
    2.2.1 - 04.05.04_G - quickpwn
    3.0 - 04.05.04_G - redsn0w
    3.1.2 - 04.05.04_G - blackra1n
    3.1.3 - 04.05.04_G - redsn0w

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    Engadget is reporting that you MUST activate in the store to get the phone

    I would only figure that to be true for the price of $199. Otherwise they would lose too much...


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    Oh no!! I sold my phone yesterday!!! Will I be able to get other? I hope so

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    Quote Originally Posted by iHack View Post
    Engadget is reporting that you MUST activate in the store to get the phone

    I would only figure that to be true for the price of $199. Otherwise they would lose too much...
    Well, that sure paints a gloomy picture, but at this point I wouldn't worry about it as there seems to be an amount of speculation even on Engadget's part.

    I am almost certain that this is not legal in the U.S. to require a consumer to sign up for a service in order to sell them a product. Like I said before, in another post someone posted a link to an act or bill that congress passes which spelled this out. I think there will be another option outside of the contract, there HAS to be - especially for people who cannot legtimately pass the contract credit check.

    With that said, I'd assume we'll need to wait for more facts to develop. It would be strange to have people in the applestore taking care of cell phone contracts as well, but I suppose it could happen.

    Either way - there will be a way around it.

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    Default Are you guy spreading misinformation?

    I don't know where you guys get your information or what the heck you guys are taking about! I live in the States and I have called 5 Apple retail stores and they all gave the same answer. The iPhone 3G will be available on July 11 both in store and on-line on a first come first serve basis. There will be a limit on the number of iPhone 3G you can buy. There will be no preorder. The iPhone 3g will be activated via iTune as usual. The price will be $199 for 8GB in black only and $299 for 16GB in black or white. So there, get your fact straight.

    I am pretty sure the Dev Team will continue their unlock effort of firmware 2.0 on the new iPhone 3G. Screw AT&T. BTW, I have unlocked firmware 1.1.4 (from 1.0.2) on my old iPhone with iLiberty without revirginizing and it worked flawlessly!
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    On one hand I've suspected they'll do exactly that. I am sure AT/T was sick of decreased profits from the deal and Apple had to do something. Same for all these new carierrs in 70 other countries... They wanted some real assurances.

    So I intentionally did not even consider selling my phone. Wasn't sure if I could ever get the new one as easily. So now I am happily owning the 1.0 phone whose price should stay pretty high I hope, due to that contract crap on the new one.

    One the other hand, though, getting the new phone is actually CHEAPER still! 199+175 (cancellation fee, if you decide to do this all purely legit) < 399, which I paid for my old phone, so....??? THIS SUCKS! I could have had a new phone!!!!

    I really wonder what that'll do the the residual value of the 1.0 phone....

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    We all need to listen to ourselves...

    They say that there is no online activation... how can that be, cause we all know that whenever we restore our iPhones, we go back to the activation screen.

    We will have online activation cause only then we will be able to activate a restored iPhone or activated updated iPhones to future firmwares.

    The only problem here is, if we would be able to get an iPhone without the contract.


 

 

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