Best Buy will be offering the AT&T 8GB Apple iPhone 3GS for free with a qualified upgrade or two-year new activation. They will be offering the sale in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. The price drop will only be available for a one day sales event on Monday the 22nd of August while supplies last. We have seen Best Buy do this before, back in December of last year, and would like to see this remain a permanent drop.
There is no doubt that it has been a long time coming for this device to finally be free again. But, the question remains as to whether the iPhone 3GS with a price tag of free is worth a 2-Year contract lock down with AT&T. This is a device that has specs that are dated back to 2009. It might be safer to see if the iPhone 4 price gets dropped down in the near future.
Overall, the iPhone 3GS, is still a solid device and will offer plenty for first time smartphone adopters and the free offering only entices the masses.