Contract Free AT&T iPhone still comes unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sevimli, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone,

    As most of you may remember when ip4s launched, the contract free (NOT subsidized) iPhone4S phones were appeared to be unlocked.

    Just wondering this is still valid. :confused:

    Thank you!
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Just buy a factory unlocked one through Apple. Same price and guaranteed to be unlocked forever.
     
  3. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply. There is a $50 difference ($599 vs $649), and I bought many of those during the 4S launch for friends and family, afaik they still work without any issues, but it was back then.
     
  4. iPhone Warrior macrumors member

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    Unless someone who recently bought a contract free phone can respond, I believe that they stopped doing that. You could take your chances and pay the 600 to test it. But if it isn't then you will loose the re-stocking fee and then also pay the extra 50. I would just go for the unlocked one at a Apple store.
     
  5. lingo124, Mar 22, 2012
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    lingo124 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it was an accident that the full price iPhone from AT&T came unlocked. I doubt that they'd let customers slip through the crack like that because AT&T wants money. Secondly, AT&T never relocked the phones. So my guess that if you get the full price AT&T iPhone it would be unlocked. Now whether the Apple store carries that model anymore I don't know. Just my 2 cents.

    With that being said, I personally would go for the factory unlocked iPhone just for peace of mind, but I didn't wait for it when it launched so I actually have the AT&T version hehe
     
  6. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure there isn't a $50 difference. Where are you seeing this?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's what I thought too.
    Im pretty positive they're the same price.
    Here's a quick screen shot.
     

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