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AT&T turns to $49 iPhone 3GS to combat Verizon in new TV ad [video]

Is AT&T finally realizing that not as many people care about simultaneous voice and data as it once thought? Initially, it seemed like AT&T would endlessly harp on the feature as its only selling point to combat Verizon Wireless’ new iPhone 4, but now it appears AT&T has finally found some new ammunition: the iPhone 3GS. It seems like an odd choice at first; using a year-old device to combat Verizon’s shiny new iPhone 4. The price tag says it all, however — at $49, AT&T’s iPhone 3GS is $150 cheaper than the 16GB iPhone 4 and $250 cheaper than the 32GB model. This makes the device accessible to a whole new demographic, and AT&T has to be quick in addressing this market because once the iPhone 5 launches, Verizon Wireless will have its own previous-generation model to sell on the cheap. Hit the break for a video showing AT&T’s new iPhone commercial.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.