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How About an iPhone For $9?

I have a confession to make. I have never owned an iPhone. There I've said it.

I own an iPad Touch 2, iPad 1 and numerous macs. My wife has an iPhone 3G and an iPad 1. So, I have had my hands on the iPhone, but I haven't owned one myself. I have opted to go with phones that fellow realors have, so I could understand them and be able to help them  when things go wrong (as they often do with phones other than iPhones). I have owned a Palm, Blackberry and currently have an Android. Personally, I do all my web surfing on either my iPad or my iPod Touch. Android is a formidable competitor to the iPhone, but still is a distant second, in my opinion.

I am telling you all this because as of today, I will own an iPhone. My story has been that I didn't want to buy myself out of my Sprint contract AND buy a $200 phone. That was until AT&T began an amazing offer. Refurbished iPhone 3GS for $9. You can even get a refurb with blemishes for......wait for it....one penny. That's right that copper coin with Lincoln on it!

I will no longer be cursing at my droid because it waits 15-20 seconds to connect a call. I will no longer be making the excuse that I "am still under contract", I will finally be fully Apple accessorized. I know, I know, I will still have to listen to those that will give me grief that it is not the latest and greatest, but $9? Really, how could I say no? And, I have enough left over to buy out my contract. All I can say is Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.