Where can you get a iphone with no contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prombar, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Prombar macrumors newbie

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    Just the iphone.

    if you buy them at Wal*mart will they try to stick you with a plan\
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Obviously.

    eBay or Craigslist.

    Or Hong Kong/Belgium.
     
  3. Shawn D macrumors regular

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    Wal-Mart will make you get a plan like if you bought it from Apple or AT&T or Best Buy. Nothing special about walmart is it is $2.00 cheaper
     
  4. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    Not try, force.
     
  5. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    I really don't understand wal-mart and that $2 bull crap savings lmao... seems worthless to me...anyway, ebay or craigslist is the best way to go. Always check feedback though, very important.
     
  6. dave006 Contributor

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    In the US none of the iPhone 3G providers will sell you an iPhone 3G without a contract. This includes; Apple, AT&T, BestBuy and Walmart. AT&T has a forward looking statement that they may offer the iPhone 3G without a contract in the future for $599 (8GB) / $699 (16GB).

    So as you can see if you want one without a contract, you will have to pay more than $199 / $299 or by saving $2 at Walmart. Just buy one with a contract and cancel the contract, pay the $175 ETF and other fees. What is some important about not having a "Contract"? The contract is how they lower the purchase price.:mad:

    Dave
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Or NZ, at great expense.
     
  8. GetAudiHere macrumors regular

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    I though At&t already said they would sell iphone with out contract at $599 and $699? And yes you can always go the route of signing up and canceling. I think it comes out to around $580 for the 16gb iphone 3g.

    If any of these dont work for you pm me.
     
  9. jw12345678 macrumors member

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    unlocked phone

    South Africa, Hong Kong, Italy and Belgium.... without contract but more importantly factory unlocked!!!
     
  10. calvy macrumors 65816

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    do you get visual voicemail with a factory unlocked iphone?
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's a network dependent feature. The only networks that support it right now are the ones that will sell you an iPhone 3G to start with...
     
  12. macusernz macrumors newbie

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    I can get you one from New Zealand

    you can buy them with out a contract
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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  14. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I believe they are still locked to O2 though...
     
  15. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Correct they are.
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    I though they could be unlocked now?
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just a heads up you only get warranty coverage from the country you bought the phone from; so if you iPhone 3G dies or something, SOL.
     

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