Question re iPhone in Spain

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by segovius, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. segovius macrumors regular

    segovius

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    Barcelona / Berlin
    #1
    Actually I don't know anything about mobile phones and have no interest whatsoever in the topic but it turns out my daughter is now obsessed with getting an iPhone for her birthday in a couple of weeks.

    The problem is that we are in Spain but only for 3 more months when we move to Germany. Obviously I don't want to buy into a contract for 2 years or whatever but nor do I want to have a 12 year old running around with a 400 Euro phone if we get one on a pay as you go...(if that's even possible).

    So, anyone knowledgeable about these things can offer some advice? Cheers.
     
  2. erpetao macrumors regular

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    It doesn't matter if it's contract or pay as you go, she will still be a 12 year old running around with a 400€ phone (600€ actually).

    If the iphone gets robbed and you are on a contract, you still need to pay for the full 24 months. I don't see how that's better.

    My advice is to get an "unlocked" iphone (libre) from the Apple website. You won't be able to get an iPhone 5 for her birthday in 2 weeks, as it is not available in Spain yet. So you can either get an iphone 4S (but she might get angry if she heard about the iphone 5), or wait for a month or so until the iphone 5 is available.
     
  3. segovius thread starter macrumors regular

    segovius

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    #3
    Well, I mean the cost is 400 or whatever libre - on contract it is not that amount so is less outlay.

    Not so bothered about the 5, 4 would do it. So with this unlocked one we can put any SIM card in it right?
     

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