[UK] Ebuyer.com selling SIM Free iPhones

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  1. danielforman macrumors regular

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    Just been looking on ebuyer.com and they have started selling SIM free iPhones for £411.24. Link is

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129969

    Anyone else seen UK retailers selling Sim Free iPhones yet? This is the first one I have seen. Still I am happy with my O2 one. Although £411.24 is not too bad if you dont want to be paying the £35 a month and up, or want something with a few more texts or minutes bundled in.
     
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  3. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    This is a bit strange...

    Why sell them twice the price they are in the shops when you don't need a contract anyway to buy them?

    Are they just trying to get more money from idiots or are these iPhones actually either old US stock (and therefore unlockable) or French unlocked phones? - which seems impossible.

    Strange!
     
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    Sim Free could mean "all networks" in which case its unlocked. I'd want clarification if I was thinking of buying one! (Just bought a £220 iTouch, not gonna happen for me anytime soon!)
     
  6. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    This is very interesting, just as i'm about to purchase one too!

    I wonder if this is genuine, it would have to be with Amazon wouldn't it!!
     
  7. danielforman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would expect these are the same as the French SIM Free iPhones. They would not be unlocked because I wouldn't think ebuyer would run the risk of selling unlocked iPhones then have customers come back and complain that when the next update comes out that it has bricked it.

    It doesn't actually say that the iPhone has been unlocked all it says is it SIM free that makes me expect it is probably imported from France.
     
  8. emotion macrumors 68040

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    The eBuyer iPhone is in 4GB or 8GB. Imported 1.0.2? Probs a typo.
     
  9. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    The Amazon iPhones are through 3rd party resellers and therefore are most likely 1.1.1 phones unlocked using IPSF or AnySIM.

    The Ebuyer phones are actually sold BY Ebuyers which is very interesting...
     
  10. emotion macrumors 68040

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    They could be 1.1.2. It says unlocked to O2 and Tesco (O2, but £4 per MB!!) and that's possible with a 1.1.2 phone.
     
  11. Phil A. Moderator

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    SIM Free normally doesn't just mean it's shipped without a SIM, it means it's shipped completely unlocked and able to use any SIM you have. I'd double check before buying though as I wasn't aware of any official route to purchase a SIM free iPhone.
     
  12. gutterflowerjc macrumors member

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    They had them in the states....

    A couple of weeks before iDay here in the states they were on a similar website, 8gb only, and same price as apple, but they were out of "stock" until a predidcted one week after iday, or something like that.
     
  13. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Unless you buy it in France. ;)
     
  14. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Isn't that ... exactly what I said?
     
  15. Daz777777 macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone able to confirm the situation with this?

    Would it work with an Orange UK SIM?

    Thanks

    Darren
     

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