AT&T lowers iPhone 3GS price to $49
With the Mobility Device Market as fierce as it is with Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, that last thing you want to do is lose sales to price conscious customers. But you also don’t want to devalue your premier product. So if you’re Apple and you have a dying 3GS line because of the iPhone 4, and by the looks of things a new iPhone 5 right around the corner, why not offer the 3GS for a deal? Say $49 and throw in a date plan priced at $15? Sounds like pretty good thinking as well as clearing out old inventory and that is exactly what AT&T has done. So with their 2200 retail locations along with internet sales you can now take advantage of a still quality, but outdated iPhone 3GS for $49 bucks.
Hope over to www.att.com/iphone starting tomorrow to take advantage of the savings. AT&T does have refurb units for $50 bucks today if you can’t wait an extra day to save a dollar and get a brand spanking new device.
AT&T Announces iPhone 3GS for $49.00
DALLAS, Jan. 6, 2011 — 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.**
Available only on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, iPhone 3GS delivers the following advantages unique to AT&T and its customers:
- Allows for true smartphone multi-tasking, such as talking and using applications at the same time, on AT&T’s mobile broadband network
- Provides access to our entire national Wi-Fi network with nearly 23,000 hotspots
- Provides the best global coverage with wireless voice and data access in more than 200 countries
"We want to deliver the best, most complete package for our customers — from price, to speed, to worldwide access and more," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Combined with our new, lower monthly data plans beginning at just $15 a month, this new price brings even more value to one of the most popular devices in our leading lineup of smartphones. We’re very excited for more people to experience iPhone on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network."
iPhone 3GS gives users access to the latest iPhone iOS 4 software plus the revolutionary App Store. Additional information is available at www.apple.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Price for 3GS sold in Apple channels is determined by Apple.
Requires new 2-year wireless voice agmt of $39.99 or higher with min $15/mo plan. Subject to wireless customer agrmt. Internal roaming rates or charges apply. Credit approval req’d. Activ. fee up to $36/line. Coverage & svcs, including mobile broadband, not avail everywhere. Geographic, usage & other conditions & restrictions (that may result in svc termination) apply. Taxes & other chrgs apply. See store or visit att.com for details and coverage map. Early Termination Fee (ETF): None if cancelled during first 30 days, but a $35 restocking fee may apply; after 30 days, ETF up to $325 applies (details att.com/equipmentETF). Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge up to $1.25/mo. is chrg’d to help defray costs of complying with gov’t obligations & chrgs on AT&T & is not a tax or gov’t req’d chrg. Wi-Fi: Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic.
I think this might have less to do with clearing out old stock than with the fact that at&t just dropped the price of the quantum and focus to $99, which can’t have made apple happy