Buy the iPhone 5 outright on launch?

Discussion in 'iPhone 5' started by AppleFan91, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Jarred

    Jarred New Member

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    Awesome, cheers! Now to decide if I actually WANT it hah.
     
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    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    you know you want it......dont fight it,resistance is futile lol ;)
     
  3. Jarred

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    Arrgghhh not the peer pressure!!! Hah.

    Sadly a lot of the new features won't be available in NZ. Notably LTE, which is at least 2 years away here. Most of Siris new tricks don't seem to be supported either. Will only really be a screen size/processor speed/looks/annoy my workmates upgrade for me.
     
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    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    "annoy my workmates"......well thats the best reason for having the new iPhone,go for it LOL.
     
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    They might offer you some type of discount... Just call and confirm you will extend your contract 2 years and hopefully they will help you out.
     
  6. poeticvibez07

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    idk about that but you should figure out would you still have to pay the $250 if you bought it at full retail price from apples site and just convert it onto your plan
     
  7. qnet

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    I'm also a At&t customer who plans on getting the Iphone 5. I know I'll have to pay full price but never heard anything about a new 2 year plan, that doesn't sound right. I checked on the Apple site and it said I was eligible to get the phone, it will just be at the unsubsidized price.
     
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    You were right. I guess I'll be waiting also. Hopefully I can get a unlocked one in a few weeks.
     
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    I just read on another forum topic here that the prices for an unlocked iPhone 5 would be even more than what AT+T wants!
    If you look for a topic called "factory unlocked" look for a post from "cherlloydfan1"
    They said the prices for an unlocked iPhone 5 are
    16gb -$649.00
    32gb -$749.00
    64gb -$849.00

    I am trying to verify if this is true or not if so I will just pay out the cash to AT+T

    ( I want a 64gb iPhone 5 in black)
     
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    That sounds about right. That's how much I remember it being for the 4S. When I pre ordered my iPhone it said it would not be delivered until Oct 5. I canceled. I figured if I had to wait that long I might as well wait until the unlocked versions are available.

    $849.00 is a lot so l'll have to think about it. I can afford it but that's a lot for a phone. I just don't want to be locked into another two years with At&t. It looks like they are going to screw us either way LOL!

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  11. qnet

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    Well, I went ahead and preordered a Blk 64GB model for $649.99. I got some great discounts through my company on the data and wireless plan so I took the plunge. It's going to be a long 14-21 days waiting.
     
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    Where did you get a 64g model for $649?
     
  13. qnet

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    On the AT&T premier website. This is not a unlocked version, I still had to sign another two year deal. I'm only six months into my current deal so It's not as bad.


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    Ah, I see. Would have been a sweet deal unlocked :)
     
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    It sure would have. I was going to wait for the unlocked version but I got 21% off both the wireless and data plans with my company discounts. I couldn't pass that deal up since I would have been waiting for the unlocked version anyway.

    With my current plan I only get the discount on the wireless plan and not the data. AT&T reeled me in with the 5gb with tethering plan.


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