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dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Oh man, just watched the 15 minute "video tour" of the new Apple iPhone 3GS....and I'm so getting it! I have the original phone and skipped the last version since it had a rough start and AT&T didn't have their act together with the 3G network yet.

But I'm getting this one! Finally it has voice control. A much better camera and a video camera too! Much faster. I won't pass this one up....

The prices for the new phone

iPhone 3GS 16 gig is $199

iPhone 3GS 32 gig is $299

The old iphone 3g is now $99....and that price is in effect immediately.

Release for the new phone is June 19th.

MsStinkerBelle
06-08-2009, 03:32 PM
I've been saving in anticipation of this. So no guilt on my part when I plunk down my hard-saved cash for this beauty next month. :thumbsup2

Jeninindy
06-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Upgrade date for us is 11/29/09 - grrrrrrrrrr...

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 05:29 PM
Upgrade date for us is 11/29/09 - grrrrrrrrrr...

Is that because you paid a subsidized price for your iPhone?

We paid $599 for our phones in July of 07'....then got some money back from Apple because they dropped the price right after that. But we shouldn't have any issues renewing as our phones weren't subsidized.

princessfionasmom
06-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Is the phone out yet? Is it also through AT&T? My plan in up in July with Verizon but I really want an iPhone so my bday present is going to be the new phone. Where did you see the video? Can you post the link please?

TIA

labdogs42
06-08-2009, 05:38 PM
So, how much would this puppy run me a month? That's the part that scares me. I'm on T-Mobile now, so I'd have to switch to AT&T. I have no clue how much iPhone service costs ('cuz I'd want unlimited internet, of course). Any clue what the bill might be?

minnie1928
06-08-2009, 05:42 PM
So, how much would this puppy run me a month? That's the part that scares me. I'm on T-Mobile now, so I'd have to switch to AT&T. I have no clue how much iPhone service costs ('cuz I'd want unlimited internet, of course). Any clue what the bill might be?

That's the kicker for me too. A friend of mine got hers when the iPhone first came out and I think she pays something like $79/month for her plan. I pay about $40/yr for my prepaid phone right now, so that's quite a jump for me.

UCFALUM
06-08-2009, 05:58 PM
I've been waiting for the new iphone since our plan was up in Feb. and as long as dvcgirl is advocating....we're big fans of your posts and I love this post-thanks!!

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 06:12 PM
I've been waiting for the new iphone since our plan was up in Feb. and as long as dvcgirl is advocating....we're big fans of your posts and I love this post-thanks!!

lol! Well, thanks for the kind words. But I should also say....anyone getting the iPhone needs to be able to *afford* the iPhone, and more importantly afford the rather expensive monthly voice and data plan. It really is a splurge and the monthly bill is high.

One way that I justify having it is that I use my iPhone as my business line, and so I cut out that extra expense. And I am able to write off the cost of the phone and the monthly bill as a result. So that makes it a little easier to swallow.

Okay, now I feel like I've said what I normally say around here....so I've done my part to keep people from overspending ;). We've been waiting for this one and so we're excited to get it! I never was one to be into technology and gadgets....that's my DH. But then he talked me into getting the iPhone a couple of summers ago and I can say that it really has made me so much more efficient. I just love the stupid thing!

momto2inKC
06-08-2009, 06:15 PM
So, how much would this puppy run me a month? That's the part that scares me. I'm on T-Mobile now, so I'd have to switch to AT&T. I have no clue how much iPhone service costs ('cuz I'd want unlimited internet, of course). Any clue what the bill might be?

I have the iPhone and pay $88 a month for the cheapest phone plan (450 min, free nights/weekends $40, data plan $30 and 200 texts $5, plus all the taxes $13).

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 06:22 PM
So, how much would this puppy run me a month? That's the part that scares me. I'm on T-Mobile now, so I'd have to switch to AT&T. I have no clue how much iPhone service costs ('cuz I'd want unlimited internet, of course). Any clue what the bill might be?

The plans are pricey.....mostly because you have to get the $30 data plan. That went up from when we first signed up.

For the two of us on a family plan....

For 2100 minutes plus data for both and it will be $120 and then $30 each for data....and then *another* $20 a month if you want unlimited texting. I only use 200 or less texts so it will only be $5 a month for me.

So now I pay $168 a month, but it will go up over $200 a month with taxes....so, pricey.

Nermel9
06-08-2009, 06:27 PM
It figures there's a new IPhone coming out...when I just bought mine 2 weeks ago. :mad:

Pezalicious
06-08-2009, 06:32 PM
My friend bought an iphone and paid cash for it. He then called at&t and told him he had a different type of phone (some other smart phone). His data plan, with unlimited usage, is $15 cheaper a month for the same plan, than if they knew he had an iphone. I don't understand how the phone companies can get away with that, to charge more for the same plan, just because it's an iphone.

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 06:35 PM
It figures there's a new IPhone coming out...when I just bought mine 2 weeks ago. :mad:

They dropped the price on the iPhone 3G to $99. Maybe you can get a refund for the difference?

Ashmagash
06-08-2009, 06:38 PM
I have the original iphone and thought I would try the blackberry and they gave me 30 days to test it out. I switched back to my iphone and got all of my money back for the blackberry.You could return the iphone you just got (because you're within the 30 days) and then get the new one in two weeks.

J3nn78
06-08-2009, 07:10 PM
I am getting the $99 one soon. My DH has one already. I have to wait for my contract to end with Verizon in August. I cannot wait!

surfergirl602
06-08-2009, 07:27 PM
Oh man, just watched the 15 minute "video tour" of the new Apple iPhone 3GS....and I'm so getting it! I have the original phone and skipped the last version since it had a rough start and AT&T didn't have their act together with the 3G network yet.

But I'm getting this one! Finally it has voice control. A much better camera and a video camera too! Much faster. I won't pass this one up....

The prices for the new phone

iPhone 3GS 16 gig is $199

iPhone 3GS 32 gig is $299

The old iphone 3g is now $99....and that price is in effect immediately.

Release for the new phone is June 19th.


These prices only apply if you are not a current ipone att customer.

Ashmagash
06-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Actually those prices apply as long as you are signing a new contract and are up for an upgrade. I just got off the phone with apple and I have the original iphone and I'm eligible for the 199 and 299 prices. Also, if you work for a company that has discount codes you can use them for your plans. The hospital I work at saves me 24% a month off my bill :goodvibes but I wasn't able to use the discount with the original iphone. I can't wait to upgrade! I will actually save money on my monthly plan!

Nermel9
06-08-2009, 07:46 PM
They dropped the price on the iPhone 3G to $99. Maybe you can get a refund for the difference?

I'm seriously considering going to at&t and either asking them for the new phone or a refund...I mean, I bought the 3G 2 weeks ago...that's so not fair!!!

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 07:55 PM
Actually those prices apply as long as you are signing a new contract and are up for an upgrade. I just got off the phone with apple and I have the original iphone and I'm eligible for the 199 and 299 prices. Also, if you work for a company that has discount codes you can use them for your plans. The hospital I work at saves me 24% a month off my bill :goodvibes but I wasn't able to use the discount with the original iphone. I can't wait to upgrade! I will actually save money on my monthly plan!

Yes, that's right....as long as you're eligible for an upgrade the prices I quoted apply.

PlutoPony
06-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Anyone hear of any enhancements announced today for the iTouch? Read thru the keynote speech and nothing jumped out at me.....

Ms.Grumpy
06-08-2009, 08:16 PM
This is what I told DH that I wanted for graduating from college. Our contract ends the 15th of this month w/Sprint, and I am going to get the 3GS 32gig. We are going to share minutes so hoping to have a monthly bill around $130.

disney4us2002
06-08-2009, 09:19 PM
I'm seriously considering going to at&t and either asking them for the new phone or a refund...I mean, I bought the 3G 2 weeks ago...that's so not fair!!!

I intend to call AT&T tomorrow as well. I bought this for my dh only 10 days ago and they said he had 30 days to try it out and see if he liked it. He does, but he'd like it a whole lot more for half the cost!

dvcgirl
06-08-2009, 09:28 PM
This is what I told DH that I wanted for graduating from college. Our contract ends the 15th of this month w/Sprint, and I am going to get the 3GS 32gig. We are going to share minutes so hoping to have a monthly bill around $130.

$130 a month would be tough with two phones. If you share 550 minutes you're at $70 right there (60 for the first phone and 10 to add the second line), plus $30 each for the two data plans (required) gets you to $130 already. If you text at all you'll want to add that feature for $5 for 200 texts. If you're heavy texters than it can run up to $20 a month to add that. And then figure another $15 or so for taxes.

So I'd figure on $150 a month minimum, and that only gets you 550 minutes combined (with unlimited data). Maybe you meant that you're just getting one phone and sharing it? If that's the case then you'll have no problem staying under $130.

momto2inKC
06-08-2009, 09:40 PM
This is what I told DH that I wanted for graduating from college. Our contract ends the 15th of this month w/Sprint, and I am going to get the 3GS 32gig. We are going to share minutes so hoping to have a monthly bill around $130.

When I checked into adding the 2nd iPhone to my account they said first I'd have to move up to a family plan (cheapest is $70 I think for 700 or so min). Then add the $30 data fee for each line and a text pack for each.

Mommy2LittleVols
06-08-2009, 09:54 PM
When I checked into adding the 2nd iPhone to my account they said first I'd have to move up to a family plan (cheapest is $70 I think for 700 or so min). Then add the $30 data fee for each line and a text pack for each.

The cheapest Family Plan per the website is $59.99 for 550 mins, and we only pay $30 for Unlimited Messaging for all 4 phones on our plan. So if you had 2 iPhones with 550 minutes ($59.99), plus 2 Data Plans ($60), and Messaging ($30), you'd pay around $149.99+tax. :thumbsup2


We have a family plan with four people on it (me, DH, MIL, and FIL). DH and I both have iPhone 3G's. We share 700 minutes($69.99 + $9.99x2=$89.97), DH and I both have the Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone ($30 each=$60), and we have Messaging Unlimited for Familes ($30). After taxes, our bill is right at $200.

momto2inKC
06-08-2009, 10:24 PM
The cheapest Family Plan per the website is $59.99 for 550 mins, and we only pay $30 for Unlimited Messaging for all 4 phones on our plan. So if you had 2 iPhones with 550 minutes ($59.99), plus 2 Data Plans ($60), and Messaging ($30), you'd pay around $149.99+tax. :thumbsup2


We have a family plan with four people on it (me, DH, MIL, and FIL). DH and I both have iPhone 3G's. We share 700 minutes($69.99 + $9.99x2=$89.97), DH and I both have the Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone ($30 each=$60), and we have Messaging Unlimited for Familes ($30). After taxes, our bill is right at $200.

I just checked again and the cheapest family plan for my zip code is $70 for 700 min. There is no option under family plans for any less minutes here.

anewmac
06-08-2009, 11:09 PM
as soon as our contract is up I think i will be getting the new phone (which isnt till oct) my other option im looking at is the sprint Palm pre.. but looking at everything the iphone does i think i know where the winnder is LMAO

Green Tea
06-09-2009, 05:42 AM
It figures there's a new IPhone coming out...when I just bought mine 2 weeks ago. :mad:

30 day return policy!

ChrisinNJ
06-09-2009, 05:45 AM
I'd love to have the iphone, but we tried ATT a few years ago and the service was aweful! Dropped calls like crazy, and the phone didn't work in my house! Maybe it has improved....butI don't know if I want to take that chance.

We have had t-mobile who has OK service here, cant get calls inside certains stores or at my kids schools. T-mobile wants to put a cell tower in the center of our town to fix the problem, but we are fighting it because of the proximity to homes & school.

Verizon seems to be the best in my area, my t-mobile contract is up in Feb, so we may switch then.

Green Tea
06-09-2009, 05:45 AM
The price plans are staying the same as with first 3G release?

I still have the first generation as well. There is no 3G service in my area, so I hope my old one holds on as long as possible with the plan that is cheaper.

labdogs42
06-09-2009, 06:35 AM
I have the iPhone and pay $88 a month for the cheapest phone plan (450 min, free nights/weekends $40, data plan $30 and 200 texts $5, plus all the taxes $13).

The plans are pricey.....mostly because you have to get the $30 data plan. That went up from when we first signed up.

For the two of us on a family plan....

For 2100 minutes plus data for both and it will be $120 and then $30 each for data....and then *another* $20 a month if you want unlimited texting. I only use 200 or less texts so it will only be $5 a month for me.

So now I pay $168 a month, but it will go up over $200 a month with taxes....so, pricey.

The cheapest Family Plan per the website is $59.99 for 550 mins, and we only pay $30 for Unlimited Messaging for all 4 phones on our plan. So if you had 2 iPhones with 550 minutes ($59.99), plus 2 Data Plans ($60), and Messaging ($30), you'd pay around $149.99+tax. :thumbsup2


We have a family plan with four people on it (me, DH, MIL, and FIL). DH and I both have iPhone 3G's. We share 700 minutes($69.99 + $9.99x2=$89.97), DH and I both have the Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone ($30 each=$60), and we have Messaging Unlimited for Familes ($30). After taxes, our bill is right at $200.

Thanks for all the pricing info! I thought it was a little pricey for my taste. I'll stick with my plain phone and my iTouch for now!! Thanks for the scoop and have fun with those cool phones! You know I'll be jealous!

MsStinkerBelle
06-09-2009, 07:59 AM
I'm in the situation where I get a corporate discount with AT&T. I also get one with Verizon but since AT&T has the iPhone, well...that corporate discount makes the data plan much easier to swallow. :thumbsup2

disney4us2002
06-10-2009, 12:12 PM
I went back to the Corporate store where I bought the iphone for my dh 11 days ago and they credited my account $100 since I bought the phone for $199. Just FYI for the others that bought less than 30 days before the price dropped.

hoffmann2828
06-11-2009, 06:36 AM
So I guess I'm not following the upgrade info...

First, is there anywhere to find out if I'm eligible for upgrade besides calling?

Second, do I have to change the plan? I'd buy the phone but would like to keep the plan I'm on exactly as it is.

Third, someone asked for a link to be posted, and I'd like to respectfully request it again. :)

Jenny

Duchie
06-11-2009, 07:25 AM
I would so love to get an iPhone! But we get a corporate discount of 26% through my former employer, and that's really hard to give up. We checked, and DH's company does offer an AT&T discount, but it's only around 15%.

I am, however, going to get an iTouch. My purse was stolen this weekend and my older MP3 player was in there, so I'm going to replace it with an iTouch. I'm learning that there are two different kinds out there - first generation and second generation. Anyone know the difference in the two (other than price)?

Duchie
06-11-2009, 07:27 AM
Third, someone asked for a link to be posted, and I'd like to respectfully request it again. :)

Jenny

I think this might be it: http://www.apple.com/iphone/

There's a link kind of below the picture of the phone that says "Watch guided tour".

I could be wrong, so if I am hopefully someone else can provide the correct link.

SUSIEQ
06-26-2009, 07:36 PM
Has anyone gotten the new iphone yet? And do you recommend it?

Thanks!

Blue.Fairy2
06-26-2009, 08:50 PM
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dvcgirl
06-26-2009, 09:15 PM
Has anyone gotten the new iphone yet? And do you recommend it?

Thanks!

Yes....we got ours on the day that they were launched. We had the original 8 Gg phones and so now we're up to the 32 Gb....which is a nice jump in memory. Much, much faster loading apps and also surfing the net. Love the voice control as well....and the battery life is much improved.

The camera is better and the video camera is very cool with the ability to edit the clip right on the phone. I use the headphones for my "head-set" and like that there's a volume control on that so I don't need to fish in my pocket to turn the volume up and down on the phone.

Loved the first iPhone, love this one even more.

megsters
06-28-2009, 12:23 AM
I would so love to get an iPhone! But we get a corporate discount of 26% through my former employer, and that's really hard to give up. We checked, and DH's company does offer an AT&T discount, but it's only around 15%.

I am, however, going to get an iTouch. My purse was stolen this weekend and my older MP3 player was in there, so I'm going to replace it with an iTouch. I'm learning that there are two different kinds out there - first generation and second generation. Anyone know the difference in the two (other than price)?

theres some differences between the first and the second...
like the wifi is supposed to be better on the second than on the first, and its thinner and there is a volume control on the side. however, my FAVORITE feature thats on the second generation is that it has a speaker!! you can listen to it without the headphones. sometimes when im at work and there is no one around...i play it with the speaker rather than the ear buds. they dont make the first gen anymore, but i think you can get it refurbed still on apple dot com. i had a first gen, and my boyfriend borrowed it and it was stolen, but he felt so terrible he replaced it. and now we're all happy!

either one, great product :thumbsup2

Whitaker24
06-28-2009, 06:22 AM
I want and iphone for the apps ect, but I wish i could get it without the data plan. I pay $56 mth now with at&t. I cant stand to think paying $80 or more just so i can have the i phone. I get unlimited text now for $9 a month. Last month i went over 1000. I rather text that talk. I also never get on internet with my current phone so its hard to justify the price change.