Confused on Full Price Purchase

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bfeels, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. bfeels macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I've been looking around and haven't really found an answer for this. So I'm looking for help from people that may have a past experience with the 4S. I am with Verizon and don't have any upgrade till next year. I plan on buying the phone at full price. Are you able to pre-order on Friday purchasing the phone this way?
     
  2. wharzhee macrumors 6502

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    yes.
     
  3. dnkbro macrumors regular

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    Buy the phone from the Apple store unlocked. It will cost $650-$850 depending on the storage capacity you choose.
     
  4. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Will unlocked phones work on the CMDA carriers? I'd double check that before you plunk down the cash. I was always under the impression that with Verizon and Sprint you had to have a branded phone to use on that carrier and the unlocked phones were only for AT&T and T-Mobile or the other GSM carriers.
     
  5. bfeels thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After reading this I went to go through the process with buying the 4S just to see. I had the option of choosing "buy the phone unlocked and contract free" So what I did was I just clicked Verizon and then it asked my to check my eligibility. When I did this it told me I wasn't up for an upgrade till next year and it changed the phone to full price. $549. Which is fine I plan on getting the 32gb iPhone 5. Whats the difference of doing it this way and buying it unlocked?
     
  6. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

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    I think the fully unlocked phones you are referring to only work on GSM carriers, not CDMA. Basically, fully unlocked and CDMA are mutually exclusive. At least, that is my understanding.
     

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