How to Avoid Paying the iPhone 3GS Upgrade Tax
Those tears of joy shed by iPhone loyalists are turning into cries of grief with the announcement by AT&T that it will impose a $200 fee to upgrade to the next-generation iPhone, which lands in stores Friday.
For iPhone 3G users who are not eligible for subsidized pricing, the upgrade Ã¢â‚¬Å“taxÃ¢â‚¬Â brings the grand total to not $200 or $300 Ã¢â‚¬â€ but a hefty $400 or $500 for the iPhone 3GS, depending on the model (16GB or 32GB, respectively).
But tech geeks and criminal masterminds share one philosophy: They understand thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a way around everything. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to pay that extra fee, iPhone 3G customers. Here are a few quick, painless methods to shave off that $200.
Read more: wired.com