Where to get iPhone 4 unlocked?

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  1. KingOfPwnage macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if you pre-order the iPhone from Apple if you can buy the unlocked version for the full price? If not, where else can i get it besides craigslist and ebay?
     
  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    There is currently no unlocked version for sale.
     
  3. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    oh ok, but what i mean is can i get the phone without having an at&t account or committment?
     
  4. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, but I believe it's $600 for the 16GB :eek:
     
  5. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    so i can preorder it tomorrow at apple.com without an at&t account or any other commitment to sign up? I only have to sign up with at&t to activate it right?
     
  6. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    No this is false. Purchasing the $600 no-commitment iPhone does NOT mean it is unlocked. You still have to sign up with AT&T.
     
  7. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    so i do have to sign up for an at&t plan if i buy it from apple.com for the full price? I'm just trying to buy the phone without signing up for at&t
     
  8. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Yes. You can't order an unlocked phone from Apple. My advice is to wait a week or two for unlocked ones to show up on eBay and craigslist (they will be crazy expensive though)
     
  9. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    How about email Steve jobs?
     
  10. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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  11. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Who told you there was an unlocked version? King of failure.:rolleyes:
     
  12. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    not asking for an unlocked iPhone 4, just thought i could buy one without a contract or verifying my information with at&t. i have another carrier anyways, but there's no way to buy an iphone 4 to use it on?
     
  13. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Yes this is true, you just can't unlock it.
     
  14. iKrl macrumors regular

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    I know there is no possible way to get an unlocked iPhone in the states but you can get it from Australia completely unlocked for full price. My question is; does anyone know if out of the 5 initial countries any one of them has unlocked iPhones (France, UK, Germany or Japan)?
     
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  16. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    again, not asking for a fully unlocked iphone 4, just want to know if i can preorder it tomorrow (or after it launches) without signing up for at&t and paying the full price...
     
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    If it's like the last 2 phone launches, even no-comitment pricing requires you to be an AT&T customer to purchase. They lift this restriction about 6 or 8 months in. You cannot buy one tomorrow without being on or signing up for AT&T.
     
  18. JasO macrumors regular

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    Check the store tomorrow and see if you can... I doubt you will though.

    Maybe when they're released you can go to the AT&T store and pick up a no commitment iPhone 4.

    If you want an Apple officially unlocked iPhone 4 you will have to get it from overseas, places like Australia, Singapore and others that you'll have to search for.
     
  19. JRML970 macrumors member

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    Wrong (2nd time, different thread). At the 3GS launch last year I waited for the unlock to be released. Once it was announced by the dev-team (less than a week after the 3GS launch) I went to my local Apple store a bought one at the contract free pricing. 10 days exactly after the official launch date of the 3GS I purchased my iPhone 3GS without any contract from AT&T and was on my merry way. For those wanting to unlock the new iPhone 4 I'd suggest waiting for confirmation from the dev-team or Geohot that the unlock is possible and then grabbing one from your local Apple Store.
     
  20. KingOfPwnage thread starter macrumors member

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    that thread was super-useful, thanks dude. good luck in getting one tomorrow. i think i may just wait a week or two after launch and buy it straight up from the apple store
     
  21. Resist macrumors 68030

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    And again, yes you can buy a new iPhone without an AT&T contract. You just have to pay the full unsubsidized price.
     

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