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$99 4GB iPhone coming to Wal-Mart?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2008 14:57 User comments (17)

$99 4GB iPhone coming to Wal-Mart? Although unconfirmed by both Apple and Wal-Mart, BoyGeniusReport is saying that they have received a tip that Apple will make a 4GB model of the popular iPhone 3G available at the giant retailer for only $99 USD with 2-year contract.
Having the phone priced so low would make it readily available to most consumers, especially those that don't care so much about having tons of music or movies on their phone and also want to be able to go out and say "I have an iPhone!"

Apple initially sold a 4GB model of the 1st generation iPhone but dropped it from its lineup when it introduced a 16GB model. The 4GB models' price back then? $399 USD.

Should this prove to be true, Apple has a chance to really move the iPhone into a whole new level of sales.

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17 user comments

15.12.2008 0:59

This is a true article. They start selling on the 16th of this month.

25.12.2008 2:17

It's not the initial cost of an iPhone that's stopping me from buying one, but the cost of the monthly plan.

35.12.2008 3:11

I wish att would decrease their monthly plan to make it reasonable for the consumers. It would make good competition with other cell phone companies because now majority of them have a touch screen phone.

45.12.2008 8:07

this is good for people who dnt have a two year contract but i would like to get one but i just got a 2year withh att a few months ago and if i were to "lose my fone" since i have a warranty on my fone. i can get a new fone of my choice well are they only doing this at walmart i would hope att will also

55.12.2008 8:10

well this sucks for use that are stuck in a two year contract already becuase i just got lg shine with att and warranty well lets say i "lost my fone" they will replace it so i could get a different fone well is this gonna be at just walmart or att as well

65.12.2008 12:01
atomicxl
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I wish my provider, MetroPCS, carried I phones or just sold SIM cards. For $99 i'd buy an iPhone, but nobody else in Atlanta offers unlimited local/long distance, texts and internet for as low a price as metro does.

75.12.2008 12:08

Originally posted by 1411:
well this sucks for use that are stuck in a two year contract already becuase i just got lg shine with att and warranty well lets say i "lost my fone" they will replace it so i could get a different fone well is this gonna be at just walmart or att as well

what the hell is "fone"?

85.12.2008 12:23

phone->fone
physics->fisics
Probably English as a second language?( that would be a good excuse, and actually the only one!), otherwise, shame on him/her:)!



Piss me off, and I Will ignore You!

95.12.2008 14:03

Great Value I PHOnE

105.12.2008 22:08
atomicxl
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Originally posted by cyprusrom:
phone->fone
physics->fisics
Probably English as a second language?( that would be a good excuse, and actually the only one!), otherwise, shame on him/her:)!
If that guy was truly baffled by him saying "fone", i'd argue he's probably ESL.

115.12.2008 22:53

Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
phone->fone
physics->fisics
Probably English as a second language?( that would be a good excuse, and actually the only one!), otherwise, shame on him/her:)!
If that guy was truly baffled by him saying "fone", i'd argue he's probably ESL.

LOL, English is my second language, and I have no problem with it!Maybe some people are just pedantic by nature...or just bored and nitpicking is a way to pass time...

126.12.2008 12:30

big deal, i say.
iphone is the only apple product i don't have a specific hatred for.
the computers don't bother me, but all their stuff is form over function.

their marketing machine's genius is the reason they sell so much.



what they need to do is be the first manufacturer to sell a phone
for an actual, reasonable price Without the rip-off contract.
the contract is extraneous; i can get lots of phones for their contract price
without signing anything or even talking to the phone company.
there are tons on ebay brand new and unlocked for that price or a bit more.
not something with over-inflated demand like the iphone, but others are easy.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Dec 2008 @ 12:31

138.12.2008 11:22

How Walmart costumers are going to be able to afford the AT@T plans. If they are shopping at Walmart means that things aren't going too well.

148.12.2008 22:33

Originally posted by salsa36:
How Walmart costumers are going to be able to afford the AT@T plans. If they are shopping at Walmart means that things aren't going too well.

Care to elaborate mister stereotype? What do you mean by "Walmart costumers"? Do you have to have a stamp, or a bar code of some sorts tattooed on your forehead to be able shop at Walmart?

1517.12.2008 12:22

Quote:
Originally posted by salsa36:
How Walmart costumers are going to be able to afford the AT@T plans. If they are shopping at Walmart means that things aren't going too well.

Care to elaborate mister stereotype? What do you mean by "Walmart costumers"? Do you have to have a stamp, or a bar code of some sorts tattooed on your forehead to be able shop at Walmart?
no but apparently, you have to make about 3 cents an hour...or so this guy must think.

1618.12.2008 11:52

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by salsa36:
How Walmart costumers are going to be able to afford the AT@T plans. If they are shopping at Walmart means that things aren't going too well.

Care to elaborate mister stereotype? What do you mean by "Walmart costumers"? Do you have to have a stamp, or a bar code of some sorts tattooed on your forehead to be able shop at Walmart?
no but apparently, you have to make about 3 cents an hour...or so this guy must think.
Well said to the both of you wabashman and cyprusrom

1727.12.2008 0:28
wireles
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spammer banned

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Dec 2008 @ 0:49

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