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How to maintain your Original iPhone Data Plan while using/upgrading to an iPhone 3G

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Step 1:
Purchase an iPhone 3G with a NEW CONTRACT – do not get a fancy plan… stick with the basics…

Step 2: Swap your sim-card from your old iPhone wit the sim-card in your newly purchased 3G. (yes, it will work off the bat- no activation required!)

Step 3: Use iPhone 3G w/ your original sim-card, sync w/ iTunes to transfer all your original contacts, music, et al. Maintain your original data plan which could be as much as $25 cheaper on a monthly basis, and evade the 2-year contract & 1-year upgrade limitation.

Step 4: Call AT&T and request a cancellation for you newly acquired contract (the # you picked up when you purchased the 3G)

Step 5: Sell your old iPhone on eBay/Craigslist for upwards of $450-$500!!!

Let’s calculate your total out of pocket expense/savings/benefits:

Buy a new iPhone 3G for $199, sign up for a new data plan for $69.99 w/ $35 activation, cancel the contract for $170, and you’re scott free!Total expense for new 3G iPhone w/ NO CONTRACT: $476

Typical savings on an annual basis assuming unlimited text messaging: $180/year

Additional Benefits: NO CONTRACT for your iPhone 3G, ability to resell the device whenever you please (now $850 on eBay), and remain eligible for incentivized phone upgrades!

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TechBlog – under construction…

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Hello all!

Please stay posted as the blog is currently under construction… I’ll be posting all my reviews up here within the next few months.

I look forward to discussing developments in the tech arena.

Keep checking back!