Prepaid legal unlocked Iphones in Europe

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by princigalli, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. princigalli macrumors 6502

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    I was surprised that this information was not shown on Macrumors. There is a large European prepaid phone operator called Simyo, they are in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. They now offer unlocked 3G Iphones for about €600, with no contract obligation. They also offer internet access for €9 a month, restricted to 1Gb.

    I think it's an excellent offer, a little more expensive that German Telecom's offerings but it spares you 2 years contract with Telecom, which locks your phone, is extremely expensive, and exposes you to all their rip offs and problems.
     
  2. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing earth-shattering

    I think these hasn't gotten any headlines because someone can buy a 8GB iPhone 3G with no-commitment (= no contract) for $599 and a 16GB iPhone 3G with no-commitment for $699. So, basically its more expensive overseas, so wouldn't it make more sense to buy it from someone in the states. I don't know about everyone else, but I think Apple and AT&T (in the states) and other carriers have done a damn good job of preventing the unlocking fad. I think soon it won't be a big issue at all too once Apple brings the iPhone to more than 100 countries including China. Imagine the sales numbers from CHINA!!!
     
  3. svndmvn Guest

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    Italy
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    Since July Italy has had both prepaid and contract tied iphones unlocked. Sold by both Vodafone and Telecom Italia Mobile ah the same prices.
    499€ for the 8gb and 569€ for the 16gb
     

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