Interested in picking up a shiny new iPhone 3G S? Here's a breakdown of exactly how much you can expect to spend.
New AT&T Wireless Customers
New AT&T customers (or existing AT&T customers who are eligible for an upgrade will pay $199 for the 16GB version of the iPhone 3G S and $299 for the 32GB version.
To get this price, you'll be required to sign a two-year service contract with AT&T.
Existing AT&T customers typically are eligible for the discounted pricing after 20 months (if their monthly bill is less than $69) or after 18 months (if their monthly bill is higher than $69). To find out if you're eligible for the discount, visit AT&T's website.
Existing AT&T Customers
If you're an AT&T customer who is not eligible for the discounted pricing, you'll be charged $399 for the 16GB version of the iPhone 3G S, and $499 for the 32GB version.
You will have to extend your AT&T contract by another two years to get this price.
Most iPhone 3G owners (who purchased their devices in the summer of 2008 or later) fall into this category, but they may be able to get the discounted price on the iPhone 3G S if they wait until the one-year anniversary of when they purchased the iPhone 3G. (To be sure, check with AT&T.)
If you don't want to sign a service contract with AT&T, your new iPhone 3G S will be significantly more expensive. You can expect to pay $599 for the 16GB version and $699 for the 32GB version.
iPhone 3G S Service Plan Prices
In order to get your iPhone discount, you'll have to sign a contract with AT&T, which requires that you select a service plan (both voice and data). Service plans for the new iPhone 3G S will cost the same as service plans for the existing iPhone 3G.
For more information on how much you'll be paying each month, read my detailed description of AT&T's iPhone Service Plans.
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