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Unhappy with iPhone 3G Service? AT&T Says Break Your Contract

Would you pay your full cable bill if there was static on the screen all month? Buy a dozen eggs if three of them were broken? How about paying $30 a month for the same service that others get for $20 a month?

This is exactly what I pay for a service I can't use. I love the iPhone 3G, but I can only use the EDGE network. I leave the phone set to EDGE because it works. The moment I switch over to 3G, data latency times shoot through the roof, voice quality decreases noticably, and calls drop every five minutes.

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Apple and AT&T both deserve kudos for pioneering such an outstanding new product. I am willing to be patient with their growing pains. The network is going to be a perpetual work in progress. But it's not right to force me to pay for something that doesn't work. See, if I had an original iPhone, my data plan would be $20 a month and limited to EDGE. As it is, I have an iPhone 3G with a $30 data plan limited to EDGE.

I continue to try and use 3G at least twice a week to check up on the network but there has been no improvement. Various customer service representatives at AT&T have listened to my story. Of course I've updated to 2.0.2. Yes, I've rebooted my phone. A million times. No, not just using the sleep button. Yes, I've held down the home button and sleep button to reset. Nothing works. Nothing works except for EDGE.

Will AT&T Offer An iPhone Tethered Data Plan?

In the brief hours that Nullriver's NetShare iPhone app was available on the iTunes store it generated quite a buzz. Apple quickly had the application pulled, even though Nullriver claims it never violated Apple's developer guidelines. Some have cited AT&T's terms of service as the likely reason for Apple's action. According to new rumors, a tethering solution may be on the horizon for iPhone users with no interest in jailbreaking their phones.

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An online forum user allegedly received a brief email from Steve Jobs himself, stating that Apple was currently discussing iPhone tethering with AT&T. The carrier already offers tethered data plans for Blackberry devices on their network at an additional cost of $30 per month.

$249 Refurbished iPhones Back on Sale at AT&T

In mid March, AT&T held a short two-day sale on 8GB refurbished iPhones at a low price of $249, hoping to attract new customers with the luster of an affordable iPhone. It worked swimmingly, with the available phones selling out in under 24 hours. By day two, bargain iPhone hopefuls were greeted by an offer for the full price, factory fresh iPhone instead of the reduced price refurbs.

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Well, a couple months later, AT&T is back at it again. While stock is available during the next two days, AT&T will be selling the 8GB iPhone for the same price as in March - $249. AT&T is also selling the 16GB iPhone in refurbished fashion for $349. Both are significant reductions from the everyday price of the iPhone, and are also $100 cheaper than

8GB Refurbished iPhones on Sale for $249 via AT&T

There was a smattering of unconfirmed reports last week that indicated AT&T was selling off refurbished iPhones at a significantly discounted price at seemingly random retail outlets throughout the country. The reported price of $249 is considerably lower than the price at which Apple sells their refurbs ($349). According to Engadget, these reports have all but been confirmed and AT&T is now selling these to the masses via their online store.

Though reports from last week indicated that you could possibly purchase the refurbished phones in person without

Apple, AT&T Share Prices Fall on iPhone Sales Fears

Shares of both AT&T (T) and Apple (AAPL) fell today based on news from AT&T that it activated only 146,000 iPhones in the first two days of the iPhone era, June 29th and June 30th. Though AT&T shares closed down only $0.35, Apple shares slid a whopping $8.81 or 6.13 percent.

Investors were shocked at the low activation total, as some analysts had estimated that Apple sold as many as 700,000 iPhones during it's opening weekend. Despite the lower than expected numbers, AT&T assured investors that all was well with AT&T, Apple, and the iPhone. Still, despite the fact that 40% of the iPhone activations AT&T reported were new customers, AT&T slid for the day.

Most likely, investor worry over AT&T's activation numbers is misplaced. One of the most important details to notice about AT&T's activation report, is that it omits one day of the iPhone's opening weekend - Sunday, July 1st. Many of you will recall that very large numbers of customers who arrived home with their iPhones were unable to activate their phones due to technical issues and backlog experienced by AT&T and Apple.

Chances are high that most of the iPhones purchased on opening weekend were not activated by AT&T until that Sunday, which fail to make the recently report AT&T activation statistic.

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