The iPhone 4S already established on the first day one sales record . Never were there more than 1 million copies in pre-order order. Yet turn the old models are still popular, according to sales figures of various operators. The iPhone 4 and more than two years old iPhone 3G are still readily over the counter, because the devices are still very much cheaper than the iPhone 4S. But it also means that you can score great bargains?
Now that the iPhone 4S is announced I wanted to take a try: ther is only one operators with the price of the old iPhone models? And who does the most to get discount?
All three operators have now opened a subscription list for people who will want to buy the iPhone 4S. They put on a mailing list that way, they will be able to bombard deals with the new device.But many operators still have copies of the iPhone 4 and in some cases the iPhone 3GS are available. How they want their stock? That appears to differ somewhat per operator.
AT&T : no news
We start so quickly because we are ready. AT&T still uses the same unit prices for the iPhone 4-subscriptions as before. The 16 GB is removed from the range. The iPhone 3GS still available 8GB for free. The current price of the 8 GB and 32GB iPhone are below 4 view, but these are the same prices that AT&T had also previously wielded for 2-year subscriptions:
|Subscription||Price Plan||8 GB iPhone 4||32 GB iPhone 4||More info|
Verizon: higher unit prices
Verizon does not have the iPhone 3GS, neither the iPhone 4 8GB in stock(available on the 13th of october). The 16 GB and 32 GB iPhone 4 is now also available. Look at the unit prices than those found is about the same price with two year subscriptions:
|Subscription||Price Plan||16 GB iPhone 4||32 GB iPhone 4||More info|
Which provider you're best off depends on many factors: the range in your location, personal experience with the provider, data limits and speed data connection. Looking purely at the objectively measurable things such as subscription price, unit price and number of minutes, then there is a comparison.
At AT&T and Verizon in this particular case you're best off: you get more minutes and pay the same for the device.