Comments on: AT&T to customers: Have we got an iPhone deal for you! http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ItsAllStupid http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359598 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:45:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359598 What is stupid is the overall price. There is no way that the iPhone cost so much. Look at how the prices of cars have fallen. They are selling brand new cars for 50% from original MSRP, and still making money. Everything in this country is marked up to crazy amounts. It is just another way for the big companies to rip us consumers off. I also remember when the contracts were 1 year. What happend to that?

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By: Sebastian http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359595 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:03:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359595 Meh – if suckers want to pay so much for a phone that they wont fully use or really need let them – I am fine with my 4 year old phone that is falling apart – and guess what!? I am not paying off a phone i got 1 year ago – cough* Nasir *cough. Thats part of the problem we are facing now with the economy – living beyond your means!And yet here we are taking a year to pay off a phone!Hah!

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By: Andre http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359591 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:29:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359591 I don’t see what the big deal is either… Almost all service carriers charge a premium when customers purchase phones out of contract. If you wanted to purchase a Blackberry from Verizon without renewing or starting a contract, it would cost $599. My contract was up, and as a result of me renewing for another two years, that Blackberry came down to $110.People fail to remember that the AT&T store is not the only place you’ll be able to purchase the new iPhone. The internet has a host of places where you can purchase phones out of contract at prices less than half of what they go for in the AT&T store.

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359590 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:19:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359590 Not a very smart move to exclude existing customers from this deal. When they first launched the iPhone they had the only smartphone on the market, but now there’s is plenty competition with sometimes superior and cheaper products. AT&T runs the risk of their clients defecting to the competion if they keep excluding them from good deals.

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By: Phillip Jacobson http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359588 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:31:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359588 While I am bummed out that I would have to pay $699 plus $18 plus tax for the newer iPhone (3GS), I understand why I can’t get a a discount: I am still paying off my iPhone 3G that I purchased on release day last July.The silver lining here is:1)the new hardware is great! but not a world apart from the phone I already have.2)since I bought the iPhone 3G on release day, I only have to wait until 12/12/09 to get a discounted 3GS, not bad, that is less than 2 yrs. into my contract; 1 1/2 yrs. to be more exact. By then, the bugs will be ironed out, and then I’ll have two iPhones, one as an ipod touch with camera and the other as my phone.

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By: Nasir http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359582 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:42:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359582 I am a current iPhone 3G owner, and I was thankful last year for not having to pay a subsidy and be able to upgrade. I’m NOT a “loyal” AT&T customer and don’t care much for it either and I’m positive AT&T feels exactly the same way.Since the beginning of mobile carriers and their service contracts -and cancellation fees- this has been a common practice; buy a phone, sign a contract and that was that. Simple business-consumer relationship.If we all agree (iPhone users and non-iPhone users) that there isn’t a single mobile device currently available or has ever been available (not comparing performance, or features) that has iPhone like fan base, community, and or consumer hype. Then we must agree that mobile carrier industry must change the way it looks at the upgrade is being looked at. Model doesn’t fit anymore. Innovate, specially if you are an exclusive carrier.P.S. Robert, you don’t sign contracts, and pay different prices when you buy a CAR, and or PC.

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By: Tony http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359578 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:35:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359578 Its simple – I don’t buy a new one until the price comes down. The free Market works – If Apple wants my business they offer me a product at a price I will pay. If Apple needs my business they they lower the price – If I need a phone I pay more – at some point it will balance. I Got my 3G in December its Great – No need to upgrade for that amount

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By: Robert http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/att-to-customers-have-we-got-an-iphone-deal-for-you/#comment-359571 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:55:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17306#comment-359571 I dont understand all the fuss, when a new car model comes out, do you get to upgrade ???, same goes with pc’s or any electronic device

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