Contract Free iPhone 5 - Where and how much?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Category 5, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Category 5 macrumors member

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    I'm not eligible for a subsidized upgrade, so rather than extend my contract I'd like to get a contract free 64 GB white iPhone 5. Now where do I find it? Are they not for sale without contract yet? Apple site makes me select a contract to go through the order process no matter what i do.

    I saw reference to a $700 price tag for the 64GB somewhere but can't remember where. Did I dream it?
     
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    An unlocked (contract free) 64GB iPhone would run $849 + applicable taxes at an AT&T or Apple Store – but I'm not sure they're doing device only purchases yet. You could go on eBay, but expect to shell out $1000-1400 in that case.
     
  3. a.y.n macrumors regular

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    Short answer: Apple stores. 649/749/849 before tax.

    Read the iPhone reservation threads for more info on how to get one with the current online reservation system.
     
  4. a.y.n macrumors regular

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    Also, if you're on AT&T you might be better off switching to Verizon and paying ETF. money and service wise. :)
     
  5. zeyank macrumors member

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    It will most likely be a few more weeks (at least) before Apple starts selling carrier unlocked iPhones in their stores. That being said, if you purchase an AT&T iPhone at full price from an Apple Store or AT&T, it looks like that they can be unlocked by restoring it using iTunes.
     
  6. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    If you like Verizon, they have a month to month iphone at full price if interested. No contract
     
  7. Category 5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip. I want to stay with ATT because I use voice/data simultaneously quite a lot.

    Will stop by the Apple store and ask them to order me one.
     

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