New iphone G3s - ehMac.ca
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #1
Full Citizen
 
Principal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Golden Horseshoe
Posts: 317
New iphone G3s

Picked up a new iphone from Sherway Gardens yesterday... upgrading from a 1st gen ipod touch. Went with a 1 year Rogers plan, so I had to pay full price for the phone. So far so good though, everything seems to be working well, especially the app launch times... sweet!!
Cheers - RO
Principal is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #2
Honourable Citizen
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Principal View Post
Picked up a new iphone from Sherway Gardens yesterday... upgrading from a 1st gen ipod touch. Went with a 1 year Rogers plan, so I had to pay full price for the phone. So far so good though, everything seems to be working well, especially the app launch times... sweet!!
Cheers - RO
Are you saying you only had to sign up for a one year contract (as opposed to, say, alrady having a one-year contract and upgrading)? I thought the new iPhone 3GS required a three year contract, for voice and data. Plus, it's a 3GS and not 3G?
__________________
Coming next: Apple Portable with active matrix screen for sale.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #3
Full Citizen
 
kevleviathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 663
Send a message via AIM to kevleviathan Send a message via MSN to kevleviathan Send a message via Yahoo to kevleviathan Send a message via Skype™ to kevleviathan
You paid full price on a 1yr contract? That's not right... full price would be the no contract price, 1yr contract will be slightly discounted.
__________________
Macbook Pro 15" Early '08|C2D 2.4Ghz Penryn|4GB DDR2|250GB HD|8600m GT 256mb
kevleviathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #4
Honourable Citizen
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevleviathan View Post
You paid full price on a 1yr contract? That's not right... full price would be the no contract price, 1yr contract will be slightly discounted.
Except... if it was an outright purchase, and somehow a one-year contract to go with it. Since the iPhone isn't available on a one-year contract at all. Waiting for OP to correct? And if if it was a one-year contract, what did they get for it? There should have been some discount on a handset.
__________________
Coming next: Apple Portable with active matrix screen for sale.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #5
Full Citizen
 
Principal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Golden Horseshoe
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowEver View Post
Except... if it was an outright purchase, and somehow a one-year contract to go with it. Since the iPhone isn't available on a one-year contract at all. Waiting for OP to correct? And if if it was a one-year contract, what did they get for it? There should have been some discount on a handset.
Well I didn't feel like paying full price either but the Apple Store fellow was in contact with
Rogers for some time and thats what he came up with... We originally started with a month to month plan but Rogers put the kiebosh on that just before the T's were crossed.
Principal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #6
Honourable Citizen
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Principal View Post
Well I didn't feel like paying full price either but the Apple Store fellow was in contact with
Rogers for some time and thats what he came up with... We originally started with a month to month plan but Rogers put the kiebosh on that just before the T's were crossed.
The one year plan for an iPhone isn't rare, it's unheard of. Did you get this in writing? If you managed this, great. Of course, since it's likely you'll still be a customer in 3 years (and 5, maybe even 10), you missed out on a large discount. Make sure you get a discount on something if you stay on past the one year.
__________________
Coming next: Apple Portable with active matrix screen for sale.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #7
Full Citizen
 
Principal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Golden Horseshoe
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowEver View Post
The one year plan for an iPhone isn't rare, it's unheard of. Did you get this in writing? If you managed this, great. Of course, since it's likely you'll still be a customer in 3 years (and 5, maybe even 10), you missed out on a large discount. Make sure you get a discount on something if you stay on past the one year.
Hey However, I'm kind of funny that way. I'd rather pay large upfront than be tied to a long term commitment (having said that, I've been married for 29 years ) My thinking is; I'm just not sure where or how things will be, a year from now... one of my idiosyncrasies I guess.
I did get the contract in writing, but to be sure the package deals are not as good either on a 1 year deal.
Cheers - RO

Last edited by Principal; Jun 28th, 2009 at 07:23 PM. Reason: additions
Principal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30th, 2009, 01:04 AM   #8
Full Citizen
 
Sniper4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Principal View Post
Hey However, I'm kind of funny that way. I'd rather pay large upfront than be tied to a long term commitment (having said that, I've been married for 29 years ) My thinking is; I'm just not sure where or how things will be, a year from now... one of my idiosyncrasies I guess.
I did get the contract in writing, but to be sure the package deals are not as good either on a 1 year deal.
Cheers - RO
Well you could think of it another way as well. You paid say $799 for the phone outright. You could have taken a 3 year contract on a 32g model for $299 and then the next day paid the ECF which is a maximun $400 which equals $699 and then not have a contract at all. That's $100 savings and no contract.
Sniper4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #9
Honourable Citizen
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniper4u View Post
Well you could think of it another way as well. You paid say $799 for the phone outright. You could have taken a 3 year contract on a 32g model for $299 and then the next day paid the ECF which is a maximun $400 which equals $699 and then not have a contract at all. That's $100 savings and no contract.
You forgot the $100 Data ECF.
__________________
Coming next: Apple Portable with active matrix screen for sale.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #10
Full Citizen
 
Sniper4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 484
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowEver View Post
You forgot the $100 Data ECF.
He didn't say he got data plan with it and even if he did it would only be $50 for the DECF in his case. He would be responsible for his current months invoice and then a 30 day notice. That would be 2 months off of his 12 month contract leaving 10 months remaining. DECF is a minumum of $25 or $5 a month to a maximum of $100 for a charge of $50 in his case. Oh yeah it's based off a 3 year contract. You're right it's $100. Must wake up.

Last edited by Sniper4u; Jun 30th, 2009 at 10:53 AM.
Sniper4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rogers iPhone information: activation, data plans, sign-up process, etc. HowEver All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes 372 Jun 30th, 2009 11:58 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 AM.



Copyright 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!