AT&T Drops Reburb iPhone 3GS to $9

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AT&T has made getting an iPhone more affordable by dropping the price of the refurbished 8GB iPhone 3GS down to US$9 with a two-year contract.

iPhone 3GS, now with less cashinessHow about $9 for an iPhone 3GS?

Apple and AT&T sell new iPhone 3GS units for $49, which is still an inexpensive option, but the lower priced refurbished model has led to speculation that the cell service provider is clearing out inventory ahead of a new iPhone launch. Rumors claim some form of iPhone — or possibly iPhones — will be released by September.

Apple isn’t saying when the next iPhone model will hit store shelves, so for now customers are left to wade through rumors waiting to see what the company has up its sleeve.

Whether or not Apple and AT&T are blowing out iPhone inventories ahead of a new product launch, $9 for an iPhone is a pretty good deal.


Lee Dronick



Amazing price, but the hardware has not been the major expense for a while now. What keeps me from getting an iPhone is the monthly service fees. I just can’t justify paying that much.


At that point, why not just make it free? Perhaps their deal with Apple prohibits them from doing so?

As dhp says, though, the major cost of a smart phone is the monthly service fees. But I think a lot of consumers say, “Oooh, free phone!” and sign up, not fully accounting for the total cost of ownership.

Now, I, an iPhone user of three years, have done the opposite: I look at the cost of the plan, and figure, heck, the cost of the phone is a drop in the bucket; I might as well get the high end model. I might, therefore, be just as non-sensical as the “ooh, free!” crowd.

Dhp, we could all learn from your restraint.

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