best way to get iphone 4 w/o signing up for contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spitboy2000, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. spitboy2000 macrumors member

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    What can i do? i want it as early as possible. can i get my friends with at&T to buy two? say it's lost and get a replacement?
     
  2. KnowNol macrumors member

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    request a debug unit from Apple. It's the same thing but it just has a small sticker on the back saying debug unit.
     
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    If you're going to say its lost then you'd have to pay full price for a replacement. I'd just go to eBay.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I'm willing to bet you're not going to be able to get the iPhone 4 w/o signing a two-year contract with AT&T.
     
  5. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    But it for 600 or 700 dollars

    Or I guess buy it for 200 or 300 dollars then cancel the contract at 325 dollars

    So either 525 dollars or 625 dollars.
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You could hang around in some bars near Cupertino and hope some idiot Apple employee loses his. ;)
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Open a new line with new phone number. Buy iPhone 4 for 199/299. Cancel the old contract with old phone number by paying $175 or less. Enjoy your new iPhone and new phone number! Voilà!
     
  8. marksman macrumors 603

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    ETF is 325 now.
     
  9. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    that $175 is now $325
     
  10. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    The 32GB iPhone 3GS was sold at a no contract price for $799. That is how I bought mine. Hopefully, there will be a no contract price for the iPhone 4.0.

    Hopefully the websites covering WWDC will ask.
     
  11. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    The ETF only applies to new contracts after June 1st. My ETF is now 120.
     
  12. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Wait a sec, isn't it $175 on old contracts??? $325 is NOT what my contract said when I agreed to it back in 2009.
     
  13. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Thank you.
     
  14. spitboy2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats an idea, but it would be 199 plus 325 (new higher drop fee) plus 70 bucks (monthly) = $595
     
  15. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.125 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/107)

    I really hope the iPhone 4 is available outright. I'm in Canada and when its released I want to buy one but don't want to renew my contract for another 3 years (3 year terms on Rogers here).
     
  16. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about the new contract but the old one that I got with my 3G says that no cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled before 30 days.
     
  17. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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  18. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    You can. But then you have to return the phone too.
     
  19. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    Can someone at WWDC JUST ASK if there is a no contract price for the iPhone 4?
     

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