Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in U.S.

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  1. ChakaChaka, Jun 14, 2011
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    Welcome to the club.
     
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    Yep it will be available unlocked. I just hope it will be a world phone and unlocked so I can use it on Verizon in the US and GSM carriers when I'm outside of the US.
     
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    Wow amazing. Cheaper than in Australia too. Will be buying iPhone 5 in the USA if it's cheaper over there.
     
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    Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in U.S.

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    As we had reported, Apple has started selling unlocked (GSM) iPhone 4 devices in the U.S. early this morning.
    Pricing starts at $649 for a 16GB model and $749 for 32GB model. Both White and Black models are offered.

    The main advantage of buying an unlocked iPhone is for international travel. The U.S. only has one network (AT&T) which fully supports all the features of an unlocked GSM iPhone. T-Mobile is compatible with voice calls, but the 3G network is not compatible.

    Article Link: Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in U.S.
     
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    I wonder when (if) AT&T will offer to unlock iPhones of customers who have fulfilled their 2-year contract.
     
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    great news!
     
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    Geez, do unlocked phones usually cost this much?
     
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    So the USA is finally catching up to Australia on something! We've had unlocked phones for sale since the 3G ;)
     
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    oh snap.
     
  11. ann713, Jun 14, 2011
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    Darn, just purchased full retail several weeks ago. I'm gonna attempt to exchange.
     
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    Phone contracts are like abusive relationships.
     
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    Always have, always will.
     
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    I think they have to do that by law, but I'm not sure. At least, here in Europe, it works that way (except we got 1 year contracts).


    Apple makes deals with carriers, so carriers sell it for much lower, and ultimately that's how they lure you into contract subsidized phones.
     
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    What did you expect it to cost?
     
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    Wow. Finally.
     
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    Yeah.

    And down here we can have iPhones bought on a contract unlocked. My iPhone 3G is a second hand iPhone that was unlocked. I'm running it on a different carrier to the original owner.
     
  18. OllyW, Jun 14, 2011
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    Yes, they are £510 and £612 in the UK (including 20% VAT) so you are getting it cheap in the US. :D
     
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    Here in Holland we pay the same prices in euros... so they're actually cheaper than elsewhere I think.
     
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    Sadly, yes. Smartphones cost hundreds of dollars and although we get bombarded with ads for $0 or $99 phones, it is all based on the price of the phone minus a heavy subsidy (paid back over the term of the contract).
     
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    i'm leaving the country and paid at&t $205 in ETF fees. they wouldn't unlock it for me.
     
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    Wow about time; think how the eBay market just tanked for unlocked iPhone 4s
     
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    wow that's pretty cheap for Switzerland

    Unlocked iPhone4 cost here:

    16GB CHF 769.-
    32GB CHF 899.-

    in USD: 916.-/1'070.-

    so for us swiss, this is VERY cheap...
     
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    When I go to Sydney in the summer I'm going to use Skype over the hotel wi-fi. Surely a better option.
     
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    £395 + Sales tax in case any of you brits going to Florida/Vegas/NY/LA etc were wondering what it works out at.
     

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