MC555 AVMEarlier this year, AT&T lowered the subsidized price of the iPhone 3GS to $49.

Now, AT&T is offering refurbished 3GS' for just $9 with a two-year contract.

Earlier today, it was rumored that Apple would continue selling the 3GS this fall, after the next version of the iPhone is released, as a low-cost, unlocked device for $350 without a contract.

Over the past several iPhone cycles, Apple has continued to offer the prior model of the iPhone for $99 with a two-year contract. The 3G was sold with the 3GS, and the 3GS is currently paired with the iPhone 4.

Hat tip Electronista.

Top Rated Comments

*LTD* Avatar
133 months ago
Don't pan the 3GS, guys.

It's the same phone that's outselling even newer Android handsets.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjohnstone Avatar
133 months ago
Once you've decided to pay for an expensive data plan for the next 24 months, I just don't understand skimping on the phone you're going to be stuck with.
Who would sign a 2 year contract with a 3GS? It's already 2 years old, and by the time the contract expires, you'll be left with a 4 year old phone! :eek:
Because A.) some people don't have $200 to plop down on a phone and B.) some people are not tech whores and have to have the latest and greatest toy on the market.
I know some people who still use the original iPhone and are very happy with it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DylanT Avatar
133 months ago
Why not just offer the phone as a free phone ? After the contract your still down a bunch.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maclaptop Avatar
133 months ago
Who would sign a 2 year contract with a 3GS? It's already 2 years old, and by the time the contract expires, you'll be left with a 4 year old phone! :eek:

It's simple really. The 3GS is an excellent phone that will do everything and more than many people need and want.

It's one of my all time favorites, and I've had every iPhone made.

Newer is not always better, which is something one learns over time, and through experience.

My first hand experience reveals that my 3GS was a much better "phone" than the iP4 I currently have. During the one year period I used the 3GS, I consistently enjoyed great call quality, far better than my iPhone 4.

Besides, just because it may not have all the latest features, does not detract from the excellent phone it is.

At that price, it's a great value. I highly endorse, the 3GS.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ksizzle9 Avatar
133 months ago
This is nice for those who don't have the money. Or mothers or grandmother who need a good phone just for something like email or the likes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WissMAN Avatar
133 months ago
Why not just offer the phone as a free phone ? After the contract your still down a bunch.
Exactly. $9.00? Just make it free.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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