Where to buy off contract 3g/Can 3g be used prepaid/post paid no contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aerospace, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone V1 needs replacing, currently using $39 prepaid option, can I use the same plan for 3g? How about the go phone option? I'm not against a contract so much as being locked in for 2 years to a phone...who knows what might come along next.



    Where is the best place to (safely) purchase?

    I found Qbelam.com which says 3g 16gb for $369, some canadian company. Comes up as first (sponsored) result if you google iphone 3g unlocked.
     
  2. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

    eplchamps0304

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    The contract is the 2yr commitment, there is no way around that. $369 for a phone that cost 300 with a 2yr contract sounds fishy.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    This is about as trustworthy as ordering penis enlarging pills over the internet. :rolleyes:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081118132337AAc90Er

    (Although Yahoo Answers is almost equally useless, they're right in this case.)

    Unlocked iPhones exist primarily in two forms -- ones purchased legally in a country such as Hong Kong where this is available, and iPhones unlocked using TurboSIMs. The former are on the market, but you have to look carefully, and expect to pay $500-700 -- not $369. The latter is something you generally do for yourself after buying an iPhone.
     
  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    why in the world would you trust a company like this?
     

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