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Thread: when you buy the iphone
10-15-2007, 05:09 PM #1
when you buy the iphone
ok this might sound funny but most of you guys here are from the states i guess so when you go to the apple store to buy an iphone do you have to sign up on a contract with at&t before you pay for it or can you buy it and sign a contract at a later time?
10-15-2007, 05:18 PM #2
The Apple store does not sell phone plans for at&t. Only at&t
so you can buy a iPhone and only sign your credit card receipt!
10-15-2007, 05:25 PM #3
ok so you are under no obligation to take out an at&t contract.
so if i was asking 1 of you guys from the forum to buy 1 for me and post it to ireland you could do it without being tied to a contract?
10-15-2007, 05:30 PM #4
10-15-2007, 05:36 PM #5
that is cool.we dont do things like that here if there was iphones in ireland you would have to sign a contract before you buy.
my brothers birthday is coming up soon so i will ask 1 of you guys who would do this for me and let me know the postage cost to ireland.
i see on the apple site that they are retailin for $399 there so thats around 281 of my euros
10-15-2007, 05:39 PM #6
This is the first mobile phone here in the states that does it this way. All carriers usually make you buy the phone and a contract at the same time.
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10-15-2007, 06:01 PM #7
well that was silly of apple and at&t i think.
10-15-2007, 06:03 PM #8
Most of the time when you buy a phone through a carrier they have lowered the price of the phone if you sign a contract. Apple wouldnt allow AT&T to sell the phone at a subsidized price, so thus the method in place.
Also I think Apple wanted to make the process easier of you being able to go over plan details and everything in the privacy of your own home, without a sales person forcing their hand.
10-15-2007, 06:08 PM #9
They are trying to make it easier and more user freindly
When the Iphone arrives in England and Germany on November 09th 2007 it will be the same game
If you are importing stuff from North America remember that you have to pay VAT plus 7% EU importation tax that 25% in UK also would you trust somebody in an online forum?
If your looking for fast data (3G) then wait until next year when a 2nd Generation Iphone is released
10-15-2007, 06:09 PM #10
ok well when you put it that way it sounds like a good sales plan from at&t anyway.
so does any1 know how much it would cost to ship 1 of those babys to me here in ireland?
10-15-2007, 06:14 PM #11
10-15-2007, 06:23 PM #12
I would say just wait for the European version Think Different
10-15-2007, 07:07 PM #13
thanks guys but i have 1 and i got 1 for the wife aswell.i bought them on ebay thru a guy from dublin ireland around 3 and a half hours drive from me and i paid a lot of money for them.
i think they are a great phone and wouldnt be 2 interested in a 3g model its no biggy.
but the prices here are going up too around 700 without postage thats thru ebay.ie
i would like to get 1 for my bro anyway.
i knew nothing about the iphone until a m8 of mine asked me if i could unlock it for him as they couldnt do it in the mobile phone shops here.
i came across your site and bang it was unlocked after reading and all prob took about 3-4 hours
anyway great site keep up the good work.
10-15-2007, 07:59 PM #14
I bought mine at the Apple Store If the AT&T guys say you need to get a contract there just tell them your well aware of how it works and you activate at home, and you'd be more then happy to pull up the information.