How to bay iPhone in USA if i'm a foreigner?

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  1. Terkel macrumors newbie

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    Hi! How to bay iPhone (not 3G) in USA if i'm a foreigner? It's any problem with that? And how mach does it cost?
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Won't be possible if you are looking for the iPhone 3G
     
  3. Terkel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, not G3. And how does it cost 8Gb and 16Gb? It's any problem if i wont bay about 20?
     
  4. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    $20 ??

    I would try eBay. You aren't going to find an iPhone anywhere in stores, they are all selling the iPhone 3G now.
     
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    You want to buy 20 iphones? Hmm. Ebay? I don't think you'll find that many private sellers so easy other than there.
     
  7. Terkel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes) But Ebay is not a variant( Are there another shops sale iPhones exept Macstore?
     
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    eBay is the only place to buy an original iPhone anymore.
     
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  11. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

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    I think you have to be an American Citizen to get a contract with AT&T. You can only purchase the iPhone 3G in the United States with a contract. In Europe, it's a different story- many countries there sell it sans contract.

    Also, it's "buy" not "bay".
     
  12. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    Because to buy one they will ask for USA government ID. Without one you cannot buy iPhone 3G.
     
  13. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Because you have to sign a 2 year contract. Without proof that you live/work in the US you aren't going to get one. Since you are in Europe you are better off getting an unlocked 3G iPhone from France or Switzerland.
     
  14. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

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    Which I would advise against. I live in Switzerland and they are freaking EXPENSIVE unlocked. If you buy it with a contract, however, they're only $80/$180 :)

    Also, I'm fairly sure that the Ukraine has a very underdeveloped 3G network, with very limited access. I don't think it's a very good idea to get an iPhone if no carrier in your country officially supports it. Especially an iPhone 3G. Just get a normal phone and buy a iPod Touch.
     

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