Contract Free AT&T iPhone still comes unlocked?

sevimli

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Jun 26, 2007
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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!
 

sevimli

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Jun 26, 2007
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Just buy a factory unlocked one through Apple. Same price and guaranteed to be unlocked forever.
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.
 

iPhone Warrior

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May 10, 2011
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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.
 

lingo124

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Jul 7, 2011
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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
 
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terraphantm

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Jun 27, 2009
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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.
Pretty sure there isn't a $50 difference. Where are you seeing this?