How to BUY an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anirudh, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. anirudh macrumors 6502

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    Here's the thing. I live in India n I have an uncle who lives in the US. What would I have to do to buy an iphone? I mean does he have to give his SSN number to the Apple guys and get the phone activated in the store itself. I dont want to do that as I will be unlocking the phone here in India. So what would be the "STEPS" to safely buy one.

    Alternately, are there any safe websites from where I can order one?
     
  2. iboost79 macrumors member

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    Why don't you just buy it from India?
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    3G iPhones bought in the US can't be unlocked and can currently only be purchased with a 2-year contract on AT&T.
     
  4. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have any relatives in the UK? The non-contract iPhone 3G is coming out in the UK tomorrow. You would still need a SIM adapter though to do the hardware unlock.
     
  5. anirudh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I know that

    1. 3G iPhone in the US comes lockd with AT&T. There is a SIM unlock method available, so no issues with that.

    2. It comes with a 2 year contract. But I have heard that an Early Termination Fee of around 100USD can be paid to cancel the contract. Any comments on that?
     

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