Buy an iPhone with no contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xMBPx, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. xMBPx macrumors regular

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    My ipod touch was stolen yesterday...and rather than buy a new on I'd like to get an iphone. Is it possible to get one without the contract and activate it later?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, but if you are in the US you will be paying the full, unsubsidized price ($700 or $800 IIRC... you can look it up).
     
  3. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    and your iphone would be locked to AT&T.
     
  4. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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  5. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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  6. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    many apple resellers can sell things cheaper than apple can.
     
  7. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, you can buy factory unlocked phones.

    If I were you I wouldn't spend all this much on a year old phone, get something to get you by for a couple of months then buy the next gen iPhone to come. Unless you have too much cash lying around :rolleyes:
     
  8. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    not in the USA
     
  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend a used one...you can get it way less than $599.

    I got my wife's for 375.
     
  10. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple store will sell you a no contract iPhone

    16gb-$599
    32gb-$699
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yes, but it's important to note that the no-contract phones are still locked to AT&T.

    So if he'd eventually use AT&T service, that's fine. But it's worth noting the distinction. Other countries sell unlocked phones which the no-contract USA phone is not.
     

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