what are (feature) limitations of contract-free Iphone 4 - need help

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  1. IndianGuy macrumors regular

    IndianGuy

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    I am pondering to get iphone 4 contract-free (699-799) and wondering what are feature limitations?

    I would love to,

    1. use it with T-mobile pay-as-you-go plan
    2. be able to use all iphone 4 features (facetime! over wi-fi)
    3. use GPS for nav apps etc (not sure if this requires data plan - possibly depends on specific app)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    They'll all work fine but you'll need a sim card to activate the phone. Once you've done that, you're all set to do anything any other iPhone 4 can do (except visual voicemail, which is carrier-specific).
     
  3. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    That, and due to differences in frequencies, you will be limited to EDGE speeds.
     
  4. IndianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    IndianGuy

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    Thanks - yes, understood - and I think its fine as I mostly in Wi-Fi zone
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    For that price I'd consider a factory unlocked iPhone 4 from Canada or another country that sells them. Contract-free just means you're not gonna get an ETF if you cancel service--but not necessarily unlocked. Obviously, you can jailbreak/unlock the iPhone yourself but that's a far less convenient solution.
     
  6. IndianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    IndianGuy

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    Sorrry dumb question - how do I get iphone 4 from Canada - would apple online store Canada ship to US address?
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    No, you'd have to actually go to an Applestore in Canada to get one in person. Ebay sometimes has a few. Montreal is great this time of year. :)
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I didn't post that because I wasn't sure which country the OP is in. Here in the UK any contract free iPhone will give you 3G speeds on T-Mobile (and any other UK carrier).
     

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