Why can't we buy it online?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LoganT, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Is it because of the unlockers? Well if that's so why can't they just require us to sign up for a contract online? I can go to the ATT website and buy any phone I want. It's actually quite simple.
     
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    I would think that you can't buy it online right now because of the launch. I don't recall if you could buy the original online when it launched but I would be surprised in a few weeks after things have settled if they still don't offer it online.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Is it because of the unlockers? YES

    Why can't they require a signup online? Good question since I did that for my first cell phone about 5 years ago. If you want my opinion, AT&T got scared about unlockers (thanks a lot, guys) and went way overboard by padlocking the doors and putting a 7'2" ninja-trained bouncer a the door. Kinda reminds me of the recording industry's response to Napster.
     
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Excellect analogy! :D
     
  5. LoganT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's a good point. Is AT&T worried that people are going to hack the AT&T site and get it without a contract?
     
  6. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    I think you overestimate the general populations knowledge of web server exploits ;)
     
  7. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    It's not stopping me. I'm buying it and there is a 99% chance that I'm going to unlock it as soon as it's possible. (travel)
     

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