updated 03:10 pm EDT, Wed March 18, 2009
iPhone without contract
AT&T is set to offer the iPhone 3G without a subscription commitment or activation at the time of purcahse, according to an internal presentation posted by the Boy Genius Report. The new option will allow customers to buy the 8GB or 16GB handsets as gifts, although the terms restrict sales to just one device per line. The no-commitment price will only be available to existing AT&T subscribers.
The promotion will begin on March 26th, with the 8GB iPhone carrying a price of $600 and the 16GB variant available for $700. The new purchasing option could indicate the carrier is attempting to clear inventory in preparation for a new model.