can i buy an iPhone outright yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigjnyc, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    #1
    can i walk into an apple store and buy an iphone outright yet? without signing a 2 year contract with AT&T? for a higher price obviously.
     
  2. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    #3
    well that really blows. I lost my iphone 3G.... that means i cant buy another one until my 2 year contract runs out?
     
  3. Kevlar macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Location:
    Great White North
    #4
    You can order a replacement, you just have to pay full price. Go to AT&T (if you are in the States) and they will sell you another at full price. Don't think they do it at the Apple store, cause they would need a SIM card.
     
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020

    jlake02

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Location:
    L.A.
  5. firewood macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #6
    If someone has lost their iPhone, can they buy a replacement iPhone at full price ($600)?
     
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Manhattan
    #7
    Full price being $399 for 8gb and $499 for the 16gb. Where did you get that $600 figure?
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    #8
    The $399/$499 prices still reflect a little discount (as you have to sign a new 2-year agreement to get them).

    The $600 pricetag is what AT&T said they'd sell the iPhone for without requiring anyone to sign a new contract. They haven't started selling them this way yet.
     
  8. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Manhattan
    #9
    ah ok. A relief considering I will likely introduce my own iphone to the sidewalk/toilet someday. :) I think I'd rather sign the contract.
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Location:
    "No escape from Reality..."
    #10
    I lost a Sprint Data card years back and it's the company's REPLACEMENT price - they assume you will still be on the current contract.

    So for the iPhone, it's $399/$499. The $599/$699 will be for a no-contract phone which means they just sell one to you activated on AT&T, but with whatever plan you choose and no term length.
     
  10. firewood macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #11
    So if you lost an iPhone after only one month, you would have to extend your 2 year contract by only one more month to 25 months total (plus the $500 for the replacement device of course)?

    .
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    #13
    Sounds about right. Your would start a new 24-month contract when you got the replacement one.
     
  12. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

    ryanwarsaw

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    #14
    If I had to pay full price to get a replacement I would try to find one for sale from a country that sells them unlocked. It is utterly ridiculous that they keep the phones locked after your contract is up.
     

Share This Page