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iPhone actually costs $2038.76

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by Fuad Abazovic

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We checked a few websites, including AT&T, to learn how much the iPhone actually costs. We did some simple math and learned that over two years you need to spend at least $2038.76 to get the top notch 8 GB iPhone.

The minimum AT&T contract costs $59.99 a month and it includes unlimited internet over edge and 450 minutes of talk time plus 200 SMS messages. This is way more than people are willing to pay for their phone bills in most of Europe.

When you multiply this sum with 24 months that is the minimum contract you will end up at $1439.76 for the plan, in case you don't make any additional costs and + $599 that you have to pay for the device itself.

You even need to pay a one time fee for activation of the phone. I can admit that I would definitely like to play with one of these but not at that price as this money can get you two if not three decent laptops.
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I would most likely invest my money and get a brand new MacBook Pro.
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Wouldn't that apply to all phones then?
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Yes. Anything to make Apple look bad, these days.
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rofl..
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Yes. Anything to make Apple look bad, these days.
That is not at all that expensive. Not trying to give bad light on the iPhone ( ), just giving some facts.
    
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That is not at all that expensive. Not trying to give bad light on the iPhone ( ), just giving some facts.

I was saying that Yes, it applies to all phones and there are too many people trying to make the Phone... A PHONE, now... an inanimate object that hasn't hur them, their families, or their puppies... look bad.

59.99 a month is pretty freaking cheap for a contract. I pay 89.99 a month and I have an 8125 which SUCKS. Super slow and annoying.
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Heck i pay ~60 a month and my phone cant even do net >,< of course i think i only payed 50 bucks for it. The iPhone is nice. If someone gave me one i would shell out for a 2yr Contract @ $75 ^^. wait now i want an iPhone >,> i hate these threads !
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Yea i'm gonna go get 5 of them and 5 different plans...
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post #10 of 93
It is very expensive, but then $2000 is the minimum it'll cost you. It's only $600 at the start though. I don't think they'd get away with charging you for the iPhone in europe. It's absolutely unheard of.
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