iPhone/ATT with no contract?

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  1. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    Is there any possible way, at all, that I can buy an iPhone and not have to have a contract agreement? I am not currently an AT&T customer. If I bought one from Apple at 599 or on eBay, would I have to have a contract?
     
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  4. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I mean, that's for existing customers. What I want to know is if I get my iPhone myself from a third party place not affiliated with att, such as ebay, will I have to entail in 2 year contract?
     
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  6. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But don't I have to activate it with AT&T?
     
  7. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    NO. Please read the entire text in that link. Direct quote from the link I posted:

    Yes, if you get one off of ebay there's no contract requirement for purchase.
     
  8. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Yes you have to activate your iPhone with an AT&T service.

    The iPhone is locked to AT&T if you're gonna buy it within the US, unless you jailbreak/unlock it; but seeing how they are updating the OS on the iPhones, good luck with unlocking the new base band which came with 2.2.1 firmware
     
  9. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Again, reading is FUNDAMENTAL.

    Yet again, direct quote from that same link I gave you in the first place:

    Read read read read read read TFA. ;)
     
  10. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, so 2.2.1 can't be jailbroken?
     
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    As I said, to be exact, it's unlocking...
     

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