Maybe an ignorant question....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Guilfox, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Guilfox macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2007
    In the US can you just purchase and iPhone without the AT+T contract??

    i.e. Can you purchase the unit on its own and unlock or do you need proof of the AT+T contract?

    Just asking the question as I have a colleague in an office in the US and I want to know if he can purchase me a US iPhone for me and I unlock in the UK?

  2. atarin macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Yes. That is actually how it works. Even if you buy the iPhone at an AT&T store, you still don't do anything about the contract when you buy the phone. All the contract stuff happens at home. It is no problem to buy the phone and unlock it. Hope that helps.
  3. Guilfox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Thanks, very helpful indeed.
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    You can do this sure, but when you're thinking of cost savings remember local tax needs to be added to the $399 price tag, then you have shipping to get it here, then import duty/tax to pay on it.

    The iPhone will be landing on these shores soon, may be worth the wait.

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