AT&T Ready to Offer iPhone 3G at No-Contract Pricing

Remember when AT&T first launched the iPhone 3G and, when announcing the pricing tiers, also told us that soon enough we would be able to purchase the phone at no-commitment pricing? Soon enough apparently equals roughly 8.5 months, as we have learned today that on March 26 the iPhone 3G will be available whether you want a new contract or not.

Here’s the rundown: the pricing tiers are staying the same for new activations/qualified upgrades at $199/299, and also for early upgrades at $399/499. However, you will be able to purchase a brand-spankin’-new iPhone 3G with no commitment (and not have to worry about unbricking it at point of sale) for $599/699, depending on which size you want.

Honestly that pricing is to be expected, unless AT&T were to magically start lowering the activation/upgrade prices in an effort to get rid of inventory for some unexplained reason sometime this summer (hmm…).

Disclaimer: this is only available to existing customers, and only one per line of service. So don’t expect to just waltz in to any AT&T store and sign up brand new service on an iPhone without a contract. There is no word on if this rule can be bent by purchasing a GoPhone plan, but don’t count on it.

Here are the visuals that confirm this change is about to happen.

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We are finding it rather curious that some pretty major changes are taking place so close to each other; iPhone OS 3.0 yesterday, this today. What’s going to happen tomorrow?

via BoyGeniusReport

Author: Brad Molen

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