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    Alright so I'm trying to straighten out this "no commitment" option. It is my understanding that this is being offered to current customers only as a way to upgrade early to the iphone without extending their contract. Otherwise they can pay 399(8GB), sign a new 2 year, and start using iphone even though they were not yet eligible for a handset upgrade....sound correct? In other words I can't just go to AT&T and request the no commitment price and walk out with my iphone. I have to be a current customer. The only way around this I can see (if you're crazy enough to pay that much for 3G) is to sign up for a new line of service with a free phone and then pay the no commitment for the iphone. Next cancel your contract within the 30 day grace period and their you go. However, you must factor in the cost of no commitment plus an activaton fee and everything...kinda steep.



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    The no commitment option is just what it sounds like, there is no required contract. If you're not an AT&T customer, you can still walk into an ATT/Apple store, buy the no-commitment iPhone 3G and walk out, but you will pay insanely for the minor amount of freedom. There are other ways that I won't elaborate on which can be less expensive.

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    Erm.. Just for the record. It is not possible to buy the phone w/o using AT&T. They sell the unsubsidized phone for 599(8GB) and 699(16GB). You must use AT&T to use the phones. That is ofc, until it's unlocked : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecompkid View Post
    The no commitment option is just what it sounds like, there is no required contract. If you're not an AT&T customer, you can still walk into an ATT/Apple store, buy the no-commitment iPhone 3G and walk out, but you will pay insanely for the minor amount of freedom. There are other ways that I won't elaborate on which can be less expensive.
    if that is correct than why is the "no commitment" info under the current customers section of ATT's iPhone page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefewtheproud View Post
    if that is correct than why is the "no commitment" info under the current customers section of ATT's iPhone page?
    just call at&t and ask...


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    From what I understand you still had to sign up for ATT. Which means it hits your credit and you also pay activation fee, possible deposit, and a month of service. But seeing the difference in price it makes more sense to buy a 3g, sign up for a att account 2yr contract, then cancel after 30 days and pay the etf. $175 etf > $300 upcharge commitment-less iphone.
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    Dude, bottom line being that no one in their right mind would possibly consider buying the no commitment iPhone as it is more expensive than even the cheap iPhone + 1 month service + the ETF, end of story .

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    Oh no. There will be plenty that will buy a no commitment iPhone. Sure there are some ATT customers that just have the have the 3g iphone NOW so they will pay it.
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    Since I live outside the US, me, myself will pay the no commitment price for one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanworrell View Post
    Oh no. There will be plenty that will buy a no commitment iPhone. Sure there are some ATT customers that just have the have the 3g iphone NOW so they will pay it.
    and given once we git the jailbreak and unlock then thern no commitment will be evian more poppuler...


    o and a deposit is very mutch likely....so thats like another 200 into the estamint.. witch makes the no commit cheeper..


    i know i would certanialy have to pay a deposit dam altel and dam student loans -.-'


    but if i ever am able to buy one ill defanitly be going the no commit rout and possably to metro pcs

    but more then likely to t mos month to month...


 

 

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