Buying iphone4 from US stores...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yosi199, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. yosi199 macrumors member

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    Hello, I wasn't sure how to phrase the title so... I will be visiting the US soon and I was wondering whether I can enter apple stores and just buy the iphone without contract and anything, even tough I am not American?

    Is there any other places that non American citizens can buy from the iphone4? BestBuy maybe?


    thanks for any help.
     
  2. impulse462 Suspended

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    No, if you want to buy a phone and not be tied to a contract, the US is not the place for that.
     
  3. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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  4. yosi199 thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you for your quick replies, but I've seen a lot of iphones in ebay from the US that says it's without contract, how can that be?
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    You can buy a contract free iPhone but it is still locked to AT&T, it just doesn't require a two year contract.
     
  6. yosi199 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK thank you very much, this is what I meant, I know that it wont be sim free! I'm planing to JB when the JB is out but I want to purchase it while I'm in america, so I'm to blame for not explaining myself better.

    So I can buy the iphone even that I'm only a tourist, but it just wont be sim free, right?
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    You will have to buy the iPhone on eBay or Craigslist or from a seller on here. If you go to AT&T and buy a no contract phone, they won't sell it to you unless you have a current AT&T contract to use the phone on.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Find someone who has AT&T and have them go there with you to buy it full price unsubsidized.
    Give them cash to pay for it and it wont effect or extend their contract.
     

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