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|01-20-2013 09:30 AM|
|calbear21||If your iphone is still under warranty you could get it replaced and sell that off and make a little extra $$ for the 4s. That way you could use one of the tips provided above to decrease the cost of the 5.|
|01-16-2013 10:23 AM|
i too am lookin for 16gb iphone 5 for sprint though..
where is the best place i could get it, no contract witch cash back, % off any type of deal, even willing to get a refurb/used.
been tryin craigslist.
|11-17-2012 05:52 PM|
|11-17-2012 08:28 AM|
The iphone 5 is unavailable for shipping, so you have to go in-store and buy it for that price. You might be able to buy online and do in-store pickup.
|11-16-2012 07:04 PM|
|djm409||I just looked at the iphone 5 on best buy, but don't see the unlocked version. Can someone post a link to where I can get one? I need to use it overseas so it needs to be unlocked. Thanks!|
|10-12-2012 07:51 PM|
[QUOTE=buddybd;53749722]Like I said, it's essentially costing me the same as an upgrade to the 5. I'll have the upgrade for the 5S but I'll save that for later and get something when the 6 or a very good Android phone.
I am also looking to upgrade to Iphone 5. I have started using Swagbucks to earn Bestbuy gift certificates to get the phone. I made $100 in September and will get another at the end of October. PM me if you are interested. Its super easy.
|10-06-2012 06:02 PM|
You aren't absorbing anything; don't delude yourself. Your way is absolutely not cheaper in the long run. By not waiting for your contract to be up, and paying either the ETF or the no-contract price of the phone, you're losing money. If you want the new phone on the block just to have it that's one thing, but don't make up bullshit reasons about it. The depreciation of the iphone 4 since the iphone 5 came out is AT MOST $60, based on current Craigslist and ebay prices. If you're paying any kind of early termination past that, you're losing money, no two ways about it. And anyway, the price hits a floor until the product is completely obsolete. Even the 8GB iphone 3GS is still selling for about $150.
Really man, just use that $200 right now to buy something worthwhile. Heck, in less than two weeks, the ipad mini comes out. If it's good and cheap, buy it, and if not, pick yourself up one of the badass new Nexus 7's.
|10-06-2012 03:57 PM|
Like I said, it's essentially costing me the same as an upgrade to the 5. I'll have the upgrade for the 5S but I'll save that for later and get something when the 6 or a very good Android phone arrives.
Value of the older generation of phones drop significantly after a major upgrade. The 4 was still worth more after the 4S released, but now prices are dropping because of the 5. I'm sure it'll be the same case when the 5S comes, so I'd rather absorb the loss now and have it cheaper in the long run.
It's my fault I'm in the 4S' cycle really, I really needed a smartphone, the 4S was just released and there really was no better alternative at that time.
And I'm sure I'll love LTE, yes I use the internet on my phone a LOT. As long as I don't upgrade to the 5S or anything else around that period, I should be good
|10-06-2012 02:10 PM|
I'm in the same boat, luckily for me my Dad has an upgrade on his line hes not using
The best way is to sell your iPhone 4s and open a new line up.
$375-$120 ($10 for each month of service) + $35 activation fee + $199 iphone + tax
comes out to be around $500-$700; depending on tax and how the ETF is
Buying an iPhone straight is about $649 + tax = $700* depending on where you live
So the price is almost the same, give or take $100ish.
If you can buy the iPhone at BB you could get 5% back, but YMMV depending on where & when you can get it.
If I didn't have the upgrade, I would have just bought it straight up and save my upgrade for the next iPhone. I've learned that you gotta flip the iPhone before the iPhone is released other wise the price drops. It'd be better if you flip it before it's announced but yet again YMMV
It's not a huge jump from iPhone4s to 5, since the 4s can pretty much do everything the 5 can except for 4G. So just ask yourself if it's worth it for the 4G
|10-02-2012 03:30 PM|
|shnitz||Or you could wait until the contract is up and then pocket the money from the sale of the 4s, instead of paying it to the cell phone company . . . I played with an iphone 5 yesterday and compared it to my 4s. Seriously, stop drinking the kool-aid. It's a tiny bit larger screen, and a tiny bit thinner. Plus, with the current maps fiasco, plus the messed up purple-tinge on the camera, Apple's become just like every other tech company, releasing a product and letting the consumer be their test mules. fark that.|
|10-02-2012 10:34 AM|
I'll get it at full price, and I worked out how to sell my 4S for ~$450 (or slightly less), so effectively I'll be paying the usual upgrade price of $200 + activation. I'll just be short of the money for 2 months, after that I'll sell the 4S and recoup the cost.
|09-25-2012 08:54 PM|
think this is it:
|09-25-2012 07:41 PM|
|iPak||I dont know about Verizon.. but I'm with AT&T.. I called last week after the announcement of the iPhone 5.. spoke to a lady and threaten to cancel my account to switch to verizon for better service and tried to get that $30 off for 6 months. She wouldn't do a damn thing for me. I also asked about the upgrade cost to why I will be paying $449 for an early upgrade versus $175 early term fees + the $199.99 (375 total) for the iPhone 5.. first she said I can only pay the ETF only if I'm leaving AT&T.. but she was okay with me paying the ETF if I'm trying to get my iPhone 4s unlocked which didn't make sense to me. but long story already, you can try to pay the etf which might be less plus your normal 199.99 versus your early upgrade price. that might be your cheapest way without bugging a friend. ps. I haven't paid a thing yet, I'm still trying to see if I should switch to verizon.. wish they would do the $100 rebate switch over like Sprint is..|
|09-25-2012 08:10 AM|
I can't believe that you would break contract and pay so much money to upgrade from the 4s to the 5. Take a deep breath, it's just an incremental update to the hardware. Don't get me wrong, I'll probably make the switch when my contract is up, but you're really just getting a slightly larger screen and the camera's panorama mode. Heck, even my girlfriend with the original iphone 4 isn't in a rush to upgrade, although next time we're out running errands and a store happens to have them in stock, again, she'll likely make the switch.
Instead, spend that few hundred dollars more productively. Heck, for the $350-$400 that it would cost you to upgrade, you could almost buy an ipad! Apple refurb store has the ipad 3, 16GB for $450, and they have a great deal right now on the ipad 2, 64GB for $500. Or, as mentioned, use a friend or relative's upgrade to get the iphone 5. Especially if they aren't really techie-inclined, as you can buy them a $200-$300 unlocked phone for their trouble. Then, you can sell your iphone 4s and upgrade for only about $150, and your friend can sell their phone and have money in their pocket.
|09-24-2012 01:51 AM|
|AlstonM||I need to buy iphone 5|
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