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    Default [iPhone 3G] Steve Jobs released the new Payment Plan

    Steve keynote to say that 3G iPhone was to make affordable is incorrect (Lie).
    It was a the new verified monthly payment plan to ATT for the 3G iPhone. So ATT is basically like a Bank to make payment to your purchase of your 3G iPhone over a contract period of 2 years.

    Steve thinks he covers his share holders ass.....
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    bullshit! Im starting to hate this. I mean i do hate mac for what theyre doing to microsoft but im getting anoyed by the whole ATT thing. Theyre trying to make the new 3g iphone as unhackable as possible...what if they are watching you through your own screen?! you hack it and get iCops at your door...gosh im starting not to want to get the new iphone. i need it on tmobile, with no problems with any legality or bills...and good internet.

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    idavid, read my signature about the thread's title format.
    I'm not gonna fix this forever.

    Thread's renamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idavid View Post
    Steve keynote to say that 3G iPhone was to make affordable is incorrect (Lie).
    It was a the new verified monthly payment plan to ATT for the 3G iPhone. So ATT is basically like a Bank to make payment to your purchase of your 3G iPhone over a contract period of 2 years.

    Steve thinks he covers his share holders ass.....
    wait, what?! you're saying that i have to pay a monthly fee for cellular service to be able to use the iphone?! man this is bull****!!! what kind of evil mastermind would do such a thing?! if steve had just sold the iphone without a mandatory contract we coulda just used the cellphone without having to pay a monthly fee! but nooooo. the nerve of some people. making you pay for service! the first gen iphone was twice as expensive but we were able to hack and unlock it and didnt have to pay a carrier for service. atleast not every month! that's just insane. plus, i dont think there's any other manufacturer out there that does this! i say we boycott until they give us monthly phone service for free.
    hackint0sh user:
    "I don't know if you guys are following the "We need to talk." thread anymore. Just a heads up that I received confirmation from Jobs himself that the next iPhone firmware update is definitely going to make every effort to keep us from installing 3rd party apps."

    instant classic.

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    As what i heard on the news before they release the first ihone.
    Apple have contract with at&T. And AT&T already paid APPLE for being the only legit/authorize seller.
    But AT&T get screwed with the first gen iphone, 'coz of those people can unlock the iphone. So in this situation to increase their sales and income , they lower the price of the phone and use the 3G as apart of it to increase the service charge.


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    Oh well... One thing you all forget is that the iPhone 3G is going to be sold in 70 countries. It's some 20+ carriers who will sell it and in 20+ countries it comes out on July 11th. Why is everyone so AT&T centered.

    As Steve said, the price is the same everywhere ... $199 for the 8GB model. Now the pricing of the plans will vary depending on country. So Apple did make the iPhone 3G cheaper and if you look at the legal part, then you had to have a contract before and have to have a contract now.

    The only way you can claim that the more affordable part was BS is if ALL 70 countries will bring it out at higher rate plans. If even one doesn't, then Steve was right.

    It just might be that the americans got screwed this time around with AT&T while most of the world was screwed with the first gen being available only in 6 countries.
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    steve's rich. why cant he sign contracts with all other carriers, at least in US? What the f**k is his problem for doing this shit?! I mean he'll get more money because everyone will buy it - it will be on all carriers. And monthly fee?! BAH! We can make apps for the first iphone and just make it 3g and gps on our own. WTF!!!

    BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What is this AT&T bashing lately?!?!?!?

    You could buy the iPhone 3G at $199, stay one month and leave and pay $175 in ETF. That adds up to about the same as before the release of this model.

    What I don't understand is why people are complaining about AT&T's 2yr contract, and $30 HSPDA (read: not slow EDGE speed) data plan:

    1. If you have T-Mobile, why would you want a iPhone 3G if it won't be compatible with T-Mobile's 1700 Mhz 3G network.

    2. If you have T-Mobile and want the iPhone 3G, then terminate your T-Mobile contract, pay your ETF, and port your number to AT&T. It costs just as much as you would have been willing to pay for the previous iPhone brand new.

    3. If you have AT&T, what do you care to extend your contract for another 2 yrs, from the day you sign, if regardless you were not planning to leave AT&T...?

    4. AT&T's $30 data plan is competitively priced (based on Verizon and Sprint's EVDO) for a higher speed service. You can't expect a HSPDA service up to 1.4Mbps to cost as much as a EDGE up to 236kbps. It's like expecting Dial-UP prices for broadband services.

    5. AT&T's $30 data plan is applicable to all 3G phones, not just the iPhone...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmsam View Post
    1. If you have T-Mobile, why would you want a iPhone 3G if it won't be compatible with T-Mobile's 1700 Mhz 3G network.
    thats exactly what ive been trying to find out in the past few days. so it wont be compatible with it, are you sure?
    I might as well just consider buying the FIRST gen iphone from ebay or somehting...IF I get enough money...because honestly, i cant switch so there's no way.
    although, im still aiming for the new iphone - im thinking about buying it unlocked or buying it from ebay, getting it and unlocking it, then i just wont use the 3g internetz but ill just use the wifi..

    so yeah.l tmobile would never find out as im just using the wifi. i want the gps and everything, and the iphone itself. thats my solution. what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiTos View Post
    thats exactly what ive been trying to find out in the past few days. so it wont be compatible with it, are you sure?
    T-Mobile announced that their 3G deployment will be in the 1700 MHz band and 2100 MHz band. Most likely 1700 MHz will be used for uplink and 2100 MHz for downlink. The phone may require to be compatible with both bands to operate in T-Mobile USA...

    AT&T's UMTS/HSDPA 3G band is 850, 1900, 2100 MHz.

    LiTos: I still have a T-Mobile SIM that has an ETF of $100. If that is your case, and you really want the iPhone 3G, my suggestion is that you switch carriers; it will be much less expensive than buying a non subsidized iPhone or a grey market iPhone 3G.

    Probable eBay scenario: iPhone 3G $199 + $175 AT&T ETF + $$$ reseller markup > switching carriers & porting your number & having real 3G performance.
    Last edited by jfmsam; 06-14-2008 at 09:49 PM.


 

 
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