Need advise on iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by soamz, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi.. Im from India.
    I would like to buy one iPhone 4 .
    Heard that in US, we can get factory unlocked iPhone 4 for 550$.
    So, its that true ?
    Does it come with a valid invoice ?
    Does it come with Apple warranty ?

    Is unlocked and Jailbroke the same words ?

    And does it work on GSM 900 band, as Indian uses that band ?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot buy a factor unlocked phone in the US at all (officially, some people may sell imported ones): they are all carrier locked. You can buy unlocked phones in the UK, Canada, France, Italy and others. They cost a lot more than $550 (in the UK it's £600 for an unlocked 32Gb phone).
     
  3. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, forgetting US.

    So, we cant get official unlocked iPhone4 from London ?
    Whats the price for 16GB in USD ?

    I dont need the 32GB.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no USD price. Only GBP. As the exchange rate varies continuously it'd be unwise to bother converting.

    The price is the one displayed on the UK Apple Store
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, sounds good.

    But 3 weeks waiting time is *****.

    Cant we just directly get the iPhone4 white for 499 GBP from the Apple Store at London ?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    OK, I'm beginning to think this is a windup/trolling. You must be aware of the supply issues regarding white iPhones: there are none to date. Black ones? They might have them in stock, they might not. They tend to sell out reasonably quickly so there is no guarantee.
     
  7. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, Im fine with the Black one..

    Just need it instant.

    And do you mean, Apple Stores in London are sitting just to book orders ?
    WTF ?

    They dont keep it in stock ?

    Everyone has to wait to get it, after paying instantly ?
    I cant believe. If yes, then thats no use of building an Apple store.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If a store does not have stock they won't take your money. Apple can only make so many a month and they are selling fast enough that there is more demand than supply.
     
  9. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We have a courier company here in India , who makes the shipping easier. I have never personally used them, but they say, they can make it happen for me.

    All, I have to do is, order the iPhone 4 32GB direct from Apple UK Online Store, which says, 3 weeks.
    Then Apple directly sends it to my courier company's UK address,
    Once it reaches it, they will ship it from there to my Indian address.

    So, I can order it fine from Apple Online Store now, right ?
     

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