Unlocked iPhone 5 Prices

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  1. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well that sucks! I was hoping to get it right away. I havn't had an iPhone since the 3GS and my SIII gets laggy and i always have to use the app killer (the GSIII is no where near as good as everyone claims) .

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    Maybe this will give china time to come out with a nano sim cutter.
     
  4. sonic2911 macrumors member

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    u dont know how to use ur gs3 =)) give it to me :D
    so if apple allows to pre-order ip5 unlocked 2morrow and t-mobile doesn't release nano-sim now, so how can u use it =)
     
  5. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have cut mine with scissors for the thickness just use fine sandpaper and i am using a micro sim adaptor for my galaxy.

    The problem with the SIII isnt the hardware its the OS. Android has always been horrible with managing ram. If iOS is running low on RAM it will shut apps down, it seems like if Android is low on RAM it doesnt shut them down and the phone starts to slow down. (This is in ICS, I have no idea if JB fixed the issue) but the 3GS was the best phone that i have had so i am looking forward to the iPhone 5.
     
  6. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    This Nano sim issue needs to be addressed quickly
     
  7. sonic2911 macrumors member

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    nope, it's not like before. NOT REGULAR to MICRO. NANO's different completely
    u use android so u must know how to use custom ROMs and KERNELs, STOCK's always suck, it's not like iOS =)
     
  8. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy @ the subsidy price (if eligible) and pay the ETF?
     
  9. maclook macrumors 65816

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    But we can still buy it tomorrow under AT&T (or whoever) at full price right? It will be locked to AT&T but we can simply fill out the unlock form and they will unlock it for us since there are no contract obligations.
     
  10. sonic2911 macrumors member

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    Why do u buy a locked phone with unlocked price, damn !
     
  11. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am buying it to go on T-Mobile. Only costs me $95 for 3 lines with unlimited texting and data.
     
  12. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    I know, I've thought about the same thing. I'm saying, if you're eligible for the upgrade/new line price ($199), that + $325 ETF < full price ($649).
     
  13. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    The subsidized phone will be locked to the carrier.
     
  14. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then yes it would be better to get it subsidized

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    But when you pay it off or finish your contract you can have them unlock it
     
  15. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Im glad us Canadians can get them unlocked on release day. Will be picking up 2 unlocked ones. Anyone want one shipped to them? lol
     
  16. coasterswim macrumors 6502

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    Until you pay the ETF, then they (AT&T) will unlock it.
     
  17. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    But it's an extra $50 :(.
     
  18. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I saw that. Im curious why it went up in Canada but not in the US.
     
  19. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the Canadian dollar worth less then the US dollar?
     
  20. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    No. Depending on the day it is on par, or more. Right n ow it is worth more I believe.
     
  21. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Our contract prices went up $20 as well. $159 to $179.
     
  22. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    That stinks, didn't notice as I plan to buy unlocked.
     

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