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Jan182010

GoodBye iPhone Thanks to AT&T

How I saved AT&T over $180.00 (GoodBye iPhone Thanks to AT&T )

Dear Mr. Jobs and AT&T

Back at the end June as I visited the local AT&T store I came across a poster on a table right in the middle of the store "Great Monthly Discounts" 

So I inquired and applied for this discount on  my single 1st version iPhone.  I supplied the info needed for the discount of 20%.  My bill was $60.00 before taxes, thus it should have come down to $48.00 a savings of $12.00.  I checked around Aug. to see what the hold up was on my new discounted bill.  Some AT&T internal paper work problem was kinda the answer.  Now it's another month has gone bye and I go to the AT&T store and inquire again.  The ANSWER - your orignal (1st version) iPhone plan doesn't apply for the discount, but if I had the 3G or 3Gs iPhone plan it would, was my understanding. 

Sometime back (in July) I was tempted to upgrade to the iPhone 3Gs, but as we have NO AT&T 3G SERVICE for 60 MILES in any direction, I didn't!

 

 

Now that AT&T save themselves $12.00 by not giving me a discount.  A 1st version iPhone owner from day 3 of it's announcement in 2007.

I sat back thinking about this!  I knew I needed to help AT&T with their complaints of the lack of 3G service here.  I also I needed to help them save even more than the $12.00 they saved by not giving me the "Great Monthly Discounts".    Ah! Go over to Sprint

I now have 2 HTC Hero's (version 1.5 android)   and I'm as please with them as I was with my olde iPhone.  Add in a 3G usb card and it adds up to about $180, the same as it would have been with 2 iPhones & 3G usb card from AT&T.  Oh! almost forgot, add in 2 more phones (4 total) for even more savings for AT&T.

NOTE: I've had no problems with any AT&T personnel, they always tried their best to help.

All this BS with AT&T has caused me to rethink any new mobile products from Apple.  I always felt that the ease of use was a plus for Apple and was willing to spend a few bucks more for it.  Guess this means no iTablet iSlate iPad (a big honkin' iPod) for me.

Now What to do with my old iPhone? See below!

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