How are people getting unlocked iPhone 4s?

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  1. bdzer macrumors member

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    As the title states, I've been seeing people with iPhone 4s's that have been factory unlocked and my friend says to check in the stores. I called them and they said they didn't have it. So, how are people getting these?
     
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    We walk into Apple stores and buy them...

    Or we order them online...

    We're in the UK, though.
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Same with Canada although we do have to pay the full price...is it the same for the UK?
     
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    They are available at the apple store everywhere else but the US. The release date for the US sim free phone is November.
     
  5. foxdougan macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure about the exact situation in the USA but here in Germany some carriers sell them unlocked alongside their other contract phones. Also, we can order unlocked IPhones from the official Apple website, so maybe it's the same on the US Apple site too.
     
  6. bdzer thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting, my friend said the same thing, to go in and ask and not to call the store. But this is in Washington State.

    I also heard that when you buy it under Sprint, it's unlocked so you could buy the phone off of someone?
     
  7. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Washington State, they are probably getting them out of Canada then. I know many in the bordering states of Ontario get unlocked ones from us (MI, OH, NY,PA).
     
  8. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. They're unsubsidised. £499 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 for 64GB.

    I've got a 32GB on order.
     
  9. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow our 64GB is only $849 (959.37 w tax) looks like we get a deal here.
     
  10. bdzer thread starter macrumors member

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  11. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Don't forget the UK price includes Tax at 20 pecent and your price does not include tax.
     
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  13. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    The 64GB is $959 CAD after HST, where as the 64GB in the UK is $1117 CAD. Canadians I think has the cheapest unlocked iPhones...people from other countries chime in!
     
  14. bdzer thread starter macrumors member

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    I just don't want to be paying more than the online retail price for an unlocked iPhone 4s. :(
     
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    wait until november if you don't want to go overseas if you want to be sure...
     
  16. bdzer thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I might have to wait for November then.. :(
     
  17. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    AU$999 here, which I believe is CN$1050, give or take a few $. Thats including 10% GST on our prices too, so it's more like CN$940 plus tax ;)
     
  18. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Ours is still cheaper :D
     

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