iPhone 4S question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vong, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. vong macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. foxyfabio macrumors member

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    One word: Why?
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, not possible.

    Every subsidized iPhone that AT&T sells on contract is locked. AT&T does not unlock iPhones.
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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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.
     
  5. phon macrumors regular

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    he might very well thought that it will be less with contract
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I guess since you're off contract, but given that the pricing would be the same for coverage I'm not sure what the real benefit would be.
     
  8. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    An unlocked phone would be used on AT&T in the us and other carriers abroad. And has better resale value.
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Just do this.
     
  11. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    Once its on contract with AT&T is forever locked to them.
    Unless something changes in the future but dont hold your breath on that.
     

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