iPhone "No-Commitment" Option for AT&T

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  1. dom7 macrumors member

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  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Yup, seen... That is high price. It would be cool if it was sim free but I don't think that is the case.

    Interesting thing is it looks like that pricing isn't available on July 11th.
     
  3. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. 7 Bill for an iphone. Thats the same price as a new Macbook. ($999 - free ipod which can be sold for $300 on ebay = $699 macbook)
     
  4. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    I'm assuming this is for Pay As You Go customers? My boyfriend needs to be PAYG, but there's no way he'll be able to afford this now...
     
  5. Diode macrumors 68020

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    AT&T does not offer PAYG for the iphone 3G at this time. Source
     
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    Same price as the UK Pay and Go iPhone. Whats the problem?
     
  8. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Are any of their other no commitment priced phones unlocked? ;)
     
  9. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know, I'm not american.
     
  10. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky! lol
     
  11. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    lol now I look at your location. :D

    To answer your question (after feeling like :eek:) no the phone should still be sim locked. I am not even sure if they will unlock the iPhone like they do other phones.

    Side note: I am realizing that it would be cheaper for a European to come here and buy the iPhone than it would be to buy the iPhone there. I wonder if AT&T would up the price if they get too many people going for the no commitment price.
     
  12. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I hope you're being sarcastic.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think AT&T will, plus they have the contract.
     
  16. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Definitely NOT. AT&T is the EXCLUSIVE provider of the iPhone.

    FUD...

    They will be locked and still REQUIRE activation before leaving the store...

    No-Committment means you don't have to sign up for long-term service. You are just month-to-month... if you stop, you have an iPod Touch (or you can hack away).
     
  17. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Well its actually not cheaper in US than in EU. Carrier O2 in UK for example is said to sell their 16GB for £360 which is about $719. AT&T's 16GB is $699
    +sales tax (like 7 per cent in NY,right?) = $747.

    Reports say that O2's phone would be locked though so thats why I wanted to know whether or not the AT&T phone would be unlocked.

    Whatever, I'll just hack it.
     
  18. yyy macrumors regular

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    It doesn't make much sense to sell it locked with no-commitment as it will definitely be unlocked by hackers at some point.

    The question is, will they sell it to non-American citizens?
     
  19. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Thats like saying that a car shouldnt have an alarm b/c anyone who intend to steal actually will.



    Well you dont sign anything do you? Not like they do a credit check on you for a prepaid phone, right?
    What if I would stay in the US for a couple of months and needed a phone.
     
  20. yyy macrumors regular

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    It's different because the alarm would go off as soon as someone tries to break into the car and it is going to be more difficult for the thief to stop the alarm or drive with the alarm still playing.

    If they sell iPhones which are locked to AT&T's network, people can safely get out of the store and hack them with no around to ever know anything about it.


    I don't know, maybe they'll ask people to prove they are American citizens before selling them the iPhone even if they don't have to sign anything.
     
  21. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    These PAYG prices are almost identical to the leaked O2 prices in the UK. In the UK we are pretty happy, because we were expecting to get stung even harder.
     
  22. TomB88 macrumors member

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    Indeed, this is the first major tech launch I can ever remember when the UK was not screwed over price-wise. We have arguably one of the best iPhone deals in the world, although of course this isn't really demonstrative of how good our deal is, just how bad the rest of the world's are.
     

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