How much does it cost to buy an iPhone without a plan at an Apple Store?

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  1. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    hey guys i have a very important question that i need answered.How much does it cost to buy an iPhone without a plan at an Apple Store? I have a black 32gb 3gs, and i would like to buy another one, maybe a 16gb white 3gs for hacking and testing. is it full retail like at&t? or can i get it for 200? thanks in advance!
     
  2. Beric macrumors 68020

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    You'll have to sign up for the contract, and then pay the cancellation fee. Will cost you $600. Much better to buy from someone else.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Apple sell them outright, factory-unlocked here for A$1040 for the 32GB 3GS.
     
  4. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    Not gonna happen without signing a new contract for ATT. I know many people who recently on black friday when att was selling the refurbs for $49 that were buying them and then had planned on canceling the contract to keep the phone.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    A no-contract 16GB 3GS costs $599. The only way to get a $199 iPhone is to sign a 2-year contract so you can get the $400 subsidy. This is true no matter where you buy the phone.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Where do they sell no contract Iphones at? I know you can get them on Ebay and CL of course. Just wondering if a store sold them.
     
  7. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T stores sell them. I believe that if you are already with AT&T, but don't wanna sign another 2 year contract, you can buy a 16GB/32GB for $599/$699.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah the only thing is though, they will nail yah with taxes.
     
  9. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely wrong. Did you go here? You don't have to only buy an iPhone via AT&T.:rolleyes:
     
  10. xMastemah macrumors member

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    AT&T stores in Charlotte sell them off-contract for the aforementioned prices. Craigslist and eBay are much more viable options though.
     
  11. hard-case macrumors regular

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    Must be a regional thing, cause I've been to three AT&T stores (including 1 corporate) and 2 Apple stores....NONE of them would sell an iPhone to me without a contract. One AT&T store practically laughed me out of the building when I asked about it.
     
  12. pcs are junk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    already tried apple's website a while back. they asked me if i was interested in signing up with at&t, or upgrading with at&t. they did not ask if i wanted a no contract iphone.
     
  13. mriphonesupply macrumors newbie

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    Do the hustle...

    This isn't entirely true. Att charges $199 and you can get them to wave the $26 activation fee. The cancellation fee is $175, making the total purchase price $374 plus tax. If you are really enterprising you can actually make some money by setting up a family plan and then canceling all 5 lines...you can sell them on ebay for $600 a piece, netting you $150 after taxes and fees. Just sayin.
     
  14. anjinha macrumors 604

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    ^^ You also have to pay for one month of service.
     

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