Contract-Free iPhone 3G is not "Unlocked"??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlecCad, May 14, 2009.

  1. AlecCad macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    I understand that AT&T is offering contract free 3G IPhones in best buy stores, but anyway the Iphone is locked , do I'm right?

    If yes, What is their intention for offering this?. Pay pretty expensive prices ($600 or $700) and just sign up for AT&T eventually Right?
  2. Maconer macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Theres no unlocked iPhone sold by AT&T.
    It can be purchased for pay as you go plans on AT&T or just whoever feels like getting it without beeing tied down for 2 years.
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
  5. vitasenza macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Yup, just like the first iPhone, that we paid full price for, it is not unlocked. Just because you pay full price for it, doesn't mean that they have to let you use it on another carrier :)
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    I would actually prefer to pay a little more to have no contract ... Never know when you may wanna jump ship!
  7. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    In that case, it'd probably be cheaper in the long run to buy the subsidized phone along with the 2-yr contract, use it as long as you want, and then pay the pro-rated ETF to cancel the contract when you're ready to jump ship.
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Course not, its only sold to you contract free. Nothing special.

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