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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. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Is that the regular cost of an iPhone? Seems a few hundred dollars more...Would've bought regular $199 and Jailbreak for free!
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      You know what would be really cool? Just delete this POS thread. The first two pages are about "unlocked" handsets.

      Start over. Please.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      This is awesome. But it could be Apple attempt to clear their stock for the new iPhone.
    1. amorod's Avatar
      amorod -
      all I hope is that the other providers give better price for 3g service on iphone because att is very expensive.
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      Now am in love with you apple 
    1. cheetahz87's Avatar
      cheetahz87 -
      Am I reading this right? So we can buy a refurbished iPhone 3G for $99 at the Apple Store?
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Your telling me these are fully unlocked by apple out the box!!???
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      ^^^No. Read the WHOLE thread.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      ^^^ yea I just read the thread and am not supprised being the writers on this site are always misleading


      Someone edit my language I'm on mobile site
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      LOL, I think your language is quite appropriate.
    1. zani1972's Avatar
      zani1972 -
      ok will these phone be covered like if the iphone stops working will we be able to get another one
    1. jerrythedom's Avatar
      jerrythedom -
      i truly believe that if apple really wanted to dominate the smartphone market they only need to make the new iPhone work on other carrier's 3G networks. Although with Sprint rolling out 4G and at the rate other carriers are upgrading their networks internally, it's really only a matter of time before this happens.
    1. Undying_Pain's Avatar
      Undying_Pain -
      Guys, think about this, why would apple sell iphones without a contract if they know they wont be unlocked? obviously theyre charging more for them because they are factory unlocked...Actually, my iPhone got wet (salt water from the beach; fail) yesterday and today i went to apple and said they will give me a brand new 3G without a contract for $150; i told them the phone was going overseas.

      im pretty sure iPhones without contract are factory unlocked.
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      iPhones without a contract are just that. They are still locked to AT&T in the US. Its called an "exclusivity agreement". Google it if need be.

      "iPhones without a contract are factory unlocked"..........LOL.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I sure they are just doing this so they don't have to check everytime to make sure you have a valid contract with ATT. Save them some time.
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      Haha undying_pain fail
    1. LucasPukus's Avatar
      LucasPukus -
      I feel sorry for u guys in the US. We can use any carrier we want here in Australia. Its been that way since they were released
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      I sure they are just doing this so they don't have to check everytime to make sure you have a valid contract with ATT. Save them some time.
      Agreed! Which brings me back to my point that this thread is WORTHLESS. Members are STILL reading the first page or two and assuming that they can buy an iPhone factory unlocked......


      EPIC FAIL.
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      and were can i buy a reconditioned iphone for 99$? with no contract?
    1. deftonix's Avatar
      deftonix -
      Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
      $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.
      Where can you can get an refurb iPhone contract-free for $99?