AT&T punts $99 iPhone
Yes, it's a refurb
Although the rumors of a $99 iPhone 3G from Walmart recently died an ignominious death, that yearned-for two-digit price point has again resurfaced - and this time it's real. To make the deal even sweeter, if you buy before December 31 you can knock another fifty bucks off the price.
That's the good news. The bad news is that it's a refurbished 8GB model from AT&T. And - as we assume you've guessed - you'll need to sign up for a two-year contract for your "pre-owned" 'Phone.
You pays your money and you takes your chances
AT&T is also ready to help if you just gotta have one of those "Look at Me, I'm Wonderful" snow-white 16GB phones but can't afford to pony up Apple's $299 admission fee into that exclusive club: The telecomonster is also offering a refurbished white 16GB iPhone for the low, low price of $199 (plus the same extra-fifty-off deal until this Wednesday).
With any luck at all, your pre-owned iPhone won't have had its data wiped clean, and you'll be able to make some new friends. ®
Bait and switch
I tried to get some of this action - you HAVE to buy another phone, which can't be an iphone, at the same time, both with the 2 year deal. No thanks
Will you be my friends?
"With any luck at all, your pre-owned iPhone won't have had its data wiped clean, and you'll be able to make some new friends."
I dont want the iPhone but can you guys be my friends anyway? All I require is good beer and maybe a grope or two while passed out.
Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't refurbs be devices that..
a) were returned as faulty
b) were returned as "we don't want them"
Are Apple seeing so many of their not-so-smart phones returned that they are able to offer bulk refurb services?
i called att
i checked the site and it's showing me a $100 off graphic.
$99 - $100 = free
the nice lady that answered, wasn't really informed. she did however read me an email saying that the iphone is not sold for any less than $99...
i'll keep digging, i was going to get a blackjack II refurb for $40 and it disappeared the day after i got money in my account to order it.
i will post what i find here...
i called again and got a more informed person...
the graphic i'm seeing says "save" not "save an extra" like the screen grab in the article.
she said that the usual discount for a refurb iphone is $50 (from $199 to $149), and it will return to $50 on the first.
so no iphone under $100... count the fact that you can't remove the $30 a month data plan, and the iron fist control over apps that apple insists on, and it's still not worth it.