iPhone 4S question

vong

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Alright, so I know you can buy a new iPhone 4S unlocked and no-contracted for $649/$749/$849. Is it possible to get an iPhone 4S unlocked BUT on contract with AT&T?
 

scaredpoet

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No, not possible.

Every subsidized iPhone that AT&T sells on contract is locked. AT&T does not unlock iPhones.
 

Shadowbech

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If you buy an unlocked iphone, why would you want to be in contract with AT&T? The point with unlocked iphone is so that you can use the iphone freely with any GSM carrier without being in a contract.

I know some people buy an iphone with their upgrade then sell the phone for a good price and then buy an unlocked iphone, technically you wold be under contract if you do it that way.
 

wordoflife

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Alright, so I know you can buy a new iPhone 4S unlocked and no-contracted for $649/$749/$849. Is it possible to get an iPhone 4S unlocked BUT on contract with AT&T?
Nope, but besides buying an unlocked phone, you can buy an AT&T iPhone at full price and it'll come unlocked. Not sure if there are any price differences between unlocked and AT&T 4S at full price though.
 

sbddude

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Buy the unlocked phone, then also buy one from AT&T on contract. Sell the locked one. You should end up paying subsidized price plus around $100.
 

vong

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Was just wondering. Thought if that was possible, I would do that and not have to worry about Baseband and such.