iPhone from Apple Store without contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ~X~, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. ~X~ macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I'm new here and always being a CD-rom only .

    But I just got an email promotion from Apple (attacted)

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    It's so excited!!

    Finally,
    I can order iphone 3G directly from Apple Store without contract :D

    Now, we are free from the poor performance carrier
    THanks Apple
     

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  2. MST macrumors 6502

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    WHOA! I was about to call bull***t after reading your thread as I checked the Apple Store online (US) and it didn't mention anything about it, but then I noticed your location and checked the Apple Store online (HK) and there it was bold as brass for everyone to see on the front page:

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    I sure would like to get my hands on 1 of these, by my calculations you're looking at £370 for the 8GB and £434 for the 16GB, a bargain when you compare it to the price of the UK PAYG iPhones from O2.

    Now all I've got to do is find a friend or relative who's off to Hong Kong! In fact anyone?!

    But WHY only in Hong Kong?
     
  3. iphonecode macrumors member

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    I think you can't order iphone 3G directly from Apple Store without contract..
    ;)
     
  4. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    Thats not a bargen.. It's cheaper in the UK + you get free unlimited 3G for a year.
     
  5. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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  6. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    and? o2 are the best carrier.. Apple didn't pick them without a resone.. I love o2!
     
  7. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    An unlocked phone would be very appealing, foe example, for somebody who frequently travels internationally and wants to maintain cellular service without paying international roaming fees, by using local SIM cards in each of the countries he visits.

    For somebody who doesn't travel internationally with his cell phone frequently, and who has no beef with remaining with O2 domestically, that's just fine. Your choice is probably best for you.
     
  8. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    And when you travel with it you are subject to very high roaming fees. For some people such as me that go on airplanes often this is a very big deal. A completely unlocked phone is better than a pay as you go locked phone. If you are unable to grasp that then I really can't spell it out for you any clearer.

    Goosnarrggh beat me to it.
     
  9. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, OK i understand. sorry :(
     
  10. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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  12. MST macrumors 6502

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    If you're so concerned about someone already posting a thread on this topic then why reply and bump it back up to the top? The only thing I find annoying about members not using the search feature is the endless number of "I feel the need to try and behave like a mod and patronise you by pointing out the search feature" replies they incur, unsurprisingly this a generic role performed by a great many across the forum spectrum [as it were] :rolleyes:

    Oh and yes that was a rhetorical question.
     
  13. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for moderating and bumping this thread.
     
  14. MST macrumors 6502

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    ^ Point well made, though t'was a pleasure.

     
  15. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    So what's the story on having these phones shipped to North America?
     
  16. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    My bad for contributing, I guess I should just mind my own business from now on.

    Ps. You are an oxymoron moron. HAHAH
     

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