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Source: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=18889&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=31481&mapco de=consumer|wireless

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AT&T* today announced a new price for the popular iPhone 3GS – $49.00 – available beginning tomorrow, Friday, January 7, for both new and upgrade-eligible existing AT&T customers. The offer will be available online at www.att.com/iphone, across more than 2,200 AT&T retail locations nationwide and through AT&T business channels, as well as Apple channels.**
I find it strange this hasn't been posted yet.
 
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I need a new one, I wish I can get it without the contract. My battery is dying on me but I want to upgrade on the next iPhone release. >.<
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It's because they're switching over to Verizon soon and so AT&T just paid them off to sell a bunch of iPhones for cheap so they could keep customers. [/conspiracytheory]

In other words, don't do it, wait til you have options.
Edited by Epona - 1/6/11 at 9:35pm
    
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post #4 of 19
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It's because they're switching over to Verizon soon and so AT&T just paid them off to sell a bunch of iPhones for cheap so they could keep customers. [/conspiracytheory]
Oh wow. I had no idea.

Stupid question: All iPhones in general? Or just the old ones.
 
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I need a new one, I wish I can get it without the contract. My battery is dying on me but I want to upgrade on the next iPhone release. >.<
A guy I work with said it's really easy to swap the battery out and change screens. He has a first gen iPhone and broke his screen. He ordered parts off of Ebay, used a tiny little screwdriver (came with the parts) to remove the screws on the bottom, lifted the old screen (with another included tool), unplugged the battery and the screen, plugged the new ones in and screwed it back together.

Might be worth a try...
     
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Bump. I know it's not 24 hours yet, but this "deal" starts today, so I thought people would like to know about it.
 
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post #7 of 19
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Am I the only person that thinks this deal rocks? The 3gs isn't a bad phone.
 
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post #8 of 19
There goes the resale value on my 3G
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It's a pretty good deal, but not many people on here like Apple and couldn't care less about an iPhone.
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Quote:
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It's a pretty good deal, but not many people on here like Apple and couldn't care less about an iPhone.
Same. Especially as this is OCN, where people love devices with maximum tweaking potential - something iPhones (and Apple iStuff in general) lack.
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