Buying iphone without a contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by afchiki, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. afchiki macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    hi everybody.
    i am going to go to usa for a conference next week.
    when turning back to my country i want to buy a iphone from US.

    can i buy i iphone 3gs or iphone 4 from apple store or best buy or at&t shop without contracted?

    it is not important iphone will be locked or cant use with other providers. i want to just buy a iphone and come back.

    what will the price of a iphone 3gs 16 gb and iphone 4 16 gb ?

    i want to buy from a store. any opinions?
  2. alejovh1 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    Not apple or ATT, unless you have service with ATT; there is no way to get one from them at full price. Try Craigslist
  3. afchiki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    really? neither 3gs too?

    what about BestBuy? can i buy it from a Best Buy store?
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  5. afchiki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    hey man i looked at there but there isnt any certain answers. lots of thinks but not certain answer.

    i am just asking:

    i am not american citizen so i havent got social security number.

    so can i buy a uncontracted iphone 3gs or 4 from apple store or best buy?

    is there anyone has bought iphone without contracted and who is not a worker of apple store or etc...
  6. trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Even if they did sell you a full price iPhone, it will be locked to AT&T.

    Come here to Canada and pay full price to Apple and it will be unlocked and usable on any carrier ;)

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