Contract-less iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by livingfortoday, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Ok, just noticed this on the AT&T site, and haven't read anything about this here:

    "You have the option to purchase an early upgrade priced at $399 for 8GB (black) or $499 for 16GB (black or white). Two-year contract required. Coming soon, AT&T will offer a no-commitment option of $599 for 8GB and $699 for 16GB."

    So... no-commitment means without a contract??

    From:
    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iphone-info.jsp

    Click on "What will I pay?"
     
  2. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Nice find!!

    ...though it only says so when you press "Current AT&T customer", not "New". Guess they just forgot to write it twice :d
     
  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Come on, does anyone know if there's another explanation for this?
     
  4. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've read it means that you won't have to sign a 2-year contract, but the phone will still be locked to AT&T.
     
  5. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    No commitment price means without a contract extension but I believe you have to have an account with AT&T. I cant imagine AT&T letting you walk out without first signing up with their service.
     
  6. zeasar macrumors regular

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    Now if they are released before the UK O2 PAYG christmas release I swear someone is going to die...
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Yes, you have to sign up and activate (and is still locked) on AT&T. No contract required.

    I guess the cheapest would be a pay-as-you-go plan card for $15.
     
  8. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Can a non US citizen buy this and toss away the sim card?
     

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