Best Buy offers iPhone 3GS for free–for a day

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Best Buy offers iPhone 3GS for free--for a day

If you don't mind being behind the curve, you could get one of these for free, today anyway.

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The iPhone 3GS just got better–for the moment, anyway. Best Buy is offering a free 8GB version of the one-rev-back iPhone model with a two-year AT&T contract. Clearly we’re in the iPhone 5 rollout zone.

The offer’s only good for one day–today, Monday, August 22–and it’s only available in-store at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile. But I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be the start of a trend.

Analysts have recently been predicting that the 3GS price would drop from $49 to $0 and the 16GB iPhone 4 from $199 to $99 when the iPhone 5 is officially announced.

According to analyst predictions, free iPhone 3GSes could more than double the number of iPhone users worldwide from an estimated 64 million to 150 milllion. A Touchpad firesale this ain’t.

So, is free (with contract) cheap enough for a phone that’s soon to be two revs old? Buying a 3GS was … [Read more]

Best Buy offers iPhone 3GS for free--for a day

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