AT&T Increases Price of iPhone 3GS to $0.99 With Contract

AT&T Increases Price of iPhone 3GS to $0.99 With Contract

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In a strange move, AT&T has increased the price of the iPhone 3GS to $0.99, reports MacRumors. The device was previous offered for free and is still free if purchased through Apple.

It's unclear why AT&T has started charging such as small amount for the device; however, one MacRumors forum member suggests that it may be a fraud prevention technique.

"I work at AT&T, this is being done to help prevent fraud as the 99 cents cannot be billed to your bill. It must be charged to a credit or bank issued debt card. Fraudsters are using stolen identities to steal these handsets ... been an issue since they went free."

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AT&T Increases Price of iPhone 3GS to $0.99 With Contract
anthony
anthony - November 19, 2011 at 5:26am
at&t worst service on nyc never service.......
erv
erv - November 19, 2011 at 4:59am
I work in Vegas. It's easy to get a fake ID here. Fraudsters get fake ID's that have SSN tied to them. The identity theft part is easy to pull off, but fraudsters don't want their bank account info traced.
bob
bob - November 19, 2011 at 7:47pm
the only fraudsters are morons from at&t So called "fake id" many people use to protect their identity from at&t frausters
spliff
spliff - November 20, 2011 at 1:02am
help me out here. I'm trying to figure out wtf you were trying to say in your post. can you say that again, using different words? (seriously. Yes, I'm busting your balls a lil, but also curious what you were trying to say.) maybe?
spliff
spliff - November 20, 2011 at 1:04am
@bob my previous comment was directed at you. sorry for omitting that in my original post
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