Who is buying iPhone 5 Unsubsidized?

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  1. jaikob macrumors 6502

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    I am curious to see how many of you are buying the new iPhone 5 at unsubsidized pricing because you cannot upgrade yet?

    I am personally doing it because my Android phone is absolutely terrible and can't wait to take a baseball bat to it. I have never felt this way about the phone. 3 hours of battery life.... in airplane mode....

    Verizon basically gives it to you dry. You cannot upgrade early.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You can't buy it unsubsidised in the US at launch anyway. You're going to have to wait several weeks or months if you want to do that.
     
  3. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as my knowledge extends, you can upgrade at unsub. pricing as long as you have a current verizon wireless contract. Which I do.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    No, that's for an unlocked phone. This is simply buying the same carrier phone but at full price.
     
  5. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be buying it unsubsidized in the US as soon as it's available. It'll be cheaper and get here faster than if I were buying under contract in Brazil.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Ahh...OK. I wasn't aware of that as I've not lived in the US for ten years and couldn't remember how it is there.
     
  7. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    Me, I'll sell my 4S to create my own "subsidy."
     
  8. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The luxury of that haha.
     
  9. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying it unsubsidized. I'm on Verizon & wanna keep my unlimited plan & still get 4g LTE. it's worth it to me since I have an iPhone 4, my contract is up April 2013, & imma need that unlimited data for the "5"
     
  10. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Factory unlocked, for me. But that's at least a month or so out there...
     
  11. imazu macrumors regular

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    bought mine full retail with Verizon cause I don't wanna lose the Unlimited Data.
     
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  17. nowstime macrumors regular

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    Are you getting Verizon or AT&T?
     
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  19. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    This right here.
     
  20. nowstime macrumors regular

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    If I pay full can I get it sealed and no need to open in store?
     
  21. Hpye macrumors 6502

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    I just bought no commitment,( if it is same as unsubsidized), on the launch day from att USA. I pay 649 for 16 gb black. I will call them to unlock it later, cos i have been with att for 3 years:D
     
  22. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    I am. Not eligible for an upgrade and got a year left on contract. So full price this year and get upgrade price or jump ship to verizon for the 5S next year. Luckily I just sold a Galaxy Nexus on eBay today and have my 4S listed. Both of these sales will cover the cost for full retail of a 32gb iPhone 5 :)
     
  23. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    At&t. LTE won't be supported in Brazil either way.
     
  24. apwtwenty macrumors 6502

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    me , then next year I'll b eligible for the subsidized price [finally] lol:eek:


    :apple:
     
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