iPhone without Contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silverMBP, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. silverMBP macrumors newbie

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    Aug 11, 2008
    #1
    Hi guys,

    I am a non-US Citizen but will be visiting San Francisco and Los Angeles in mid september. Is it true that I can only buy an iPhone from a telco provider (AT&T) with contractual obligations? Meaning I have to be on a subscription plan with AT&T for a fixed period of time contractually before they will sell me an iPhone. In addition, its going to be a locked phone. True/False?

    Am I able to buy a new iPhone 3g without contractual obligation and one that is unlocked at the same time?

    txs for your advice.
    :)
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    UK
    #2
    true, and no, not in the US, unless you want to pay a lot
     
  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    #3
    In the USA, there is no retail supply of Apple-sanctioned (ie. warranty intact) unlocked iPhones at any price. You'd have to buy it overseas, or get it second-hand from somebody else who bought it overseas.
     

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