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AT&T seeing strong demand for iPhone 3GS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Oct 2011 21:22 User comments (3)

AT&T seeing strong demand for iPhone 3GS During the company's quarterly conference call, AT&T mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega noted that following the release of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS demand has increased significantly.
AT&T dropped the price of the now two-year old device to $0 with 2-year contract, the first time an Apple smartphone has been available for free.

Added Vega (via Rumors):

We have another device that I think is going to dramatically change those people that are on smartphones and quick messaging devices, the [iPhone] 3GS, which is free with a 2-year contract. We've seen a tremendous, tremendous demand for that device even though it's a generation old. And actually, we're getting more new subscribers coming on the 3GS on the average than other devices. So we also have an inventory sold out on that device.

iPhone 4S sales have been through the roof for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint following its release last week and the death of founder Steve Jobs.

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3 user comments

123.10.2011 21:54

Well no shit,3GS is free. Of course it will be in demand,people like free. This could be a good marketing scheme and get first time iPhone users on board.


223.10.2011 22:54

3GS still isn't a bad option if you want an iPhone. The iPhone 4 didn't have many performance gains over it, just looked nicer and had a faster processor but the higher resolution ate up the extra speed anyways from what I was told. The 4S is "double" the 4 but still not a major necessary update in the iPhone world. You're smart to stick with a 3GS til the 5 arrives. I would have had I not sold mine for a HD2 to use with a different carrier that was cheaper.

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324.10.2011 10:44

The 3GS isn't need to sign a 2-year contract with AT&T. Considering they cost more than T-Mobile and don't offer the same level of network quality, the contract is essentially a fee.

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