Off Contract Iphone 5. Where and How?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Elefantito, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Elefantito macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    Hey guys, first time poster long time lurker here.

    I'll try to keep the story short and sweet :D : Non-us resident, going on holidays to Miami in a couple of weeks and was wondering how to get my hands on an Iphone 5.

    Apple doesn't seem to be offering a factory unlocked phone right now so I guess that my best bet would be to get an off contract I5.

    The problem is: where and how?

    Can't get one online through Apple cause I fail the carrier eligible tests (as I'm no Verizon/AT&T/Sprint customer), no SSN either(Tourist!) so I can't just sign for a new line.

    Best Buy / Radio shack don't seem to be offering the I5 off contract either.

    I guess my only choice would be CL/Ebay, but would rather pick it up myself (and inspect it!) due to the whole scruffgate thing going on.

    Anyone got any tips?

    Thanks! :eek:
  2. Norcalchavo macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    Santa Clara, California
    Been reading around and it seems that you can go directly to an Apple to store and purchase "Device Only" for the full price.
  3. Elefantito thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    Thanks! I'll give the apple store a visit when I get there

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