"No Commitment" iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Audi09, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Audi09 macrumors member

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  2. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    No commitment doesn't mean unlocked. It means you don't have to sign a two-year contract.
     
  3. benflick macrumors 68020

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    It's still locked to AT&T, and 3G won't work with T-Mobile. Only EDGE.
     
  4. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    definitely not.

    will require some sort of jailbreak to work on t-mobile. just like the current iPhones.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A US iphone is never unlocked.
    Will only work and activate with AT&T.
     
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    No, it means that you won't have to extend your contract to get it. I know...commitment is very difficult for a lot of people.


    Edit: Wow, 4 people posted ahead of me. You guys are quick.
     
  7. dav macrumors 6502

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    So does one have to have any sort of voice/data plan to buy one? Or can I just get one @ the Apple store, come home, and unlock it myself?
     
  8. nowstime macrumors regular

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    I purchased the iPhone 3G when it came out and I'm free to upgrade mine and my wife's to the new iPhone 4.

    But can I get an additional contract free phone ($699 for 32gb)? Is there a limited number of phones I can get without activating them?

    The AT&T website states:
    No Commitment
    Any customer who wants to purchase iPhone 4 without signing a new 2-year agreement may do so at the no commitment price. An eligible voice and data plan are required.
     
  9. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    What about the laws?

    Aren't they breaking the law by keeping an out-of-contract phone locked?

    I knew it is not legal to keep a phone locked after your 2-year contract ends, that's why all companies give you the unlock code after 2-year if you ever need!!!!
     
  10. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there are any laws in the US requiring cell phone companies to unlock the phone after the contract ends.

    Also, when someone buys an iPhone for the no-commitment price, they have to already be with AT&T.
     
  11. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    There's no law prohibiting provider-locking in the US. In fact, the same issue came up not too long ago, and it's decided that wireless carriers have no obligation to unlock the phone. Yeah, it sux. This is what happens when there's no competition and the telcom companies are heavy lobbyists. It will only be mitigated when handset manufactures man up and sell their phones unlocked direct.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That would be great bu doesn't exist in the US.
    Hope it changes soon though.
     

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