How to buy an iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jplg842, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hey yall
    I'm living outside the states, and the iphone is not released in my country (Lebanon).. so i wanna get the iPhone and unlock it here..
    i wanna get my cousin to buy it for me from the states and send it to me..
    What should he do? will he sign a contract when he buys it from an apple retailer??
    What should he do exactly?
  2. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    He could buy one, and cancel the contract immediately...or just try Ebay. You would then need to buy a RebelSim to unlock it. The whole thing is going to cost you about $850...
  3. jplg842 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    How can i deactivate the contract?
    what do u mean it will cost that much? will i pay for the contract?
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    to Deactivate the contract, All he has to do is call up AT&T and say "I want my contract cancelled, *gives 175$* "
  5. crazydrumma macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    Yea, the $175 is straight across the board for US cell phone providers. I'm going to be canceling my verizon account to get the iPhone 3G :D
  6. jplg842 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    But i didnt activate it yet..
    what am i suppose to cancel??
  7. Aznmidgetboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    u cant buy an iphone without signing up for a contract first =.=
  8. Crunch macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2008
    Crazy L.A.
    The iPhone 3G will soon be available at a NO contract price. But you'd have to wait for that.

    As for canceling the account, they're not letting you these days, until you have passed at least the 30-day mark.
  9. bbh macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2006

    Look for CRAIGSLIST in any web browser in or near your city. This is a localized buy/sell site. You can find an iphone under "electronics"...when in the electronics setion, search for "iphone". This should give you some local ads... buy in person that day.
  10. marker227 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    This should posted in iPhone...Not iPhone hacks.

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