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  • Apple Now Selling iPhones without requiring AT&T contract in US.


    It was bound to happen, sooner or later.

    Last week, Google started selling unlocked Nexus One phones compatible with AT&T's 3G protocols. And today, AT&T announced that it's going to be selling Palm Pre smartphones and Dell's Android 1.5 based Aero. There's no way of knowing if these pieces of news are connected, but after a flurry of tweets and rumors, Apple employees have confirmed that the iPhone will be available without a contract in the US. UPDATE: Gizmodo got a copy of the internal Apple documentation that details this.


    $499 for an 8GB 3G, $599 for a 16GB 3GS and $699 for a 32GB 3GS. Or $99 for a reconditioned iPhone and blacksn0w for free.

    Choice: it's a wonderful thing.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Now Selling iPhones without requiring AT&T contract in US. started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 110 Comments
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Apple and AT&T are not parting ways anytime soon.
    1. nerdyperdy's Avatar
      nerdyperdy -
      Whens this supposed to be starting??I just bought a 2G and would like a 3G or 3GS. Is there an ETA???

      I would say that you have been able to buy an iphone without contract for sometime now. It's considered a gift..or something like that..The prices are the same as on page 1 of this thread. I think in order to give the "gift", the person you're buying it for, has to have an AT&T account..I think..

      ~Nerd
    1. vegasj's Avatar
      vegasj -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      Awesome job apple. Props
      seripously? at $699 for a 32gig iPhone you give a good job?

      They may want to untie from AT&T AND lower pricing.
    1. candymanmike's Avatar
      candymanmike -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I still don't see the point of buying an unlocked 3G/3GS in the US...
      it doesn't say unlocked. but even if it did, the point would be that not everyone wants at&t. in my area, i get 0 reception at my house. pointless for me to have their service. on the other hand t-mobile is the only carrier that has decent reception here. and yes i realize their 3g won't work on the iphone, but the 3g and 3gs are faster and prettier. unlocked is the only option for me that isn't just plain stupid. but since anything bought from apple right now will come with 3.1.3, my only REAL option is still buying used.
    1. Arabprince's Avatar
      Arabprince -
      If u want the nexus one go to google.com/phone
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Quote Originally Posted by vegasj View Post
      seripously? at $699 for a 32gig iPhone you give a good job?

      They may want to untie from AT&T AND lower pricing.
      calm down, this was b4 the articke was edited so i though it was unlocked
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      still wanting to know where i can be a no contract refurbished iphone 3g 8GB for 99 dollars..
    1. tengtengvn's Avatar
      tengtengvn -
      Quote Originally Posted by ikesmasher View Post
      still wanting to know where i can be a no contract refurbished iphone 3g 8GB for 99 dollars..
      Check your local pawn shop.
    1. nitikasnv's Avatar
      nitikasnv -
      Hi,

      Awesome I phone launched by the Apple and really very good features are available.The most interesting thing is its look which compels every one to buy it.

      Thanks
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      Quote Originally Posted by nitikasnv View Post
      Hi,

      Awesome I phone launched by the Apple and really very good features are available.The most interesting thing is its look which compels every one to buy it.

      Thanks
      bot much?