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People dont seem to understand simple economics. Apple used share revenue with att for each person who signed a contract with ATT. Now Apple got their money upfront from ATT.
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    People dont seem to understand simple economics. Apple used share revenue with att for each person who signed a contract with ATT.

    Now Apple got their money upfront from ATT. ATT will now lose money if you dont activate it with them and ride out your contract with them. ATT isnt in the business of losing money so they will do everything possible to discourage unlocking.

    You might be able to import one but ATT isnt that bad that I need to spend double for Tmobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btung View Post
    i've been browsing and if you cant use the iPhone on t-mobile then why does Apple include an SIM ejector tool in the box?
    Because *gasp* you may need to change your phone eventually? And don't all GSM phones have a SIM card?

    I'm a helpful jerk, fear me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btung View Post
    i've been browsing and if you cant use the iPhone on t-mobile then why does Apple include an SIM ejector tool in the box?

    LMFAO - I love your common sense. hah

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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    And there are laws to protect consumers which means you have the right to purchase any product as is from when it leaves manufacturing. That means in box shrink-wrapped. They cannot unbox for you without your permission. That goes for any manufactured goods in the U.S.
    They dont have to unbox it, go look at your old iPhone box. it has ALL the phones info on it, serial number, IMEI, ICCID etc etc. (its on the bottom and is a sticker) they can activate it without opening it

    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    Ok on the 11th when I buy mine from the Apple store without a contract I will be sure to post.

    Till then all of you can go back and forth with speculation, but common sense dictates otherwise...
    How? apple is installing at&t kiosks in all apple stores for phone activation. You dont really have a choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    Ok on the 11th when I buy mine from the Apple store without a contract I will be sure to post.

    Till then all of you can go back and forth with speculation, but common sense dictates otherwise...
    Then why is the price discounted? If you can take it home and unlock it AT&T will lose big money. They will make sure you activate it with them. But your right will find out in a month or so intill then lets speculate. common sense dictates to me AT&T what there money, money ya ya there money, money ya ya. So will see in a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    Ok on the 11th when I buy mine from the Apple store without a contract I will be sure to post.

    Till then all of you can go back and forth with speculation, but common sense dictates otherwise...
    Good luck with that!

    Face Reality!

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    Well... I can say that I'm buying to activate in Brazil when it's available here.
    In fact thats true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    Good luck with that!

    Face Reality!
    Hey now, let's be reasonable here.

    He could be from bizarro world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastercyberjedi View Post
    Then why is the price discounted? If you can take it home and unlock it AT&T will lose big money. They will make sure you activate it with them. But your right will find out in a month or so intill then lets speculate. common sense dictated to be AT&T what there money, money oh ya there money, money oh ya. So will see in a month.
    The Price is discounted to sell more units Point blank.

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    Yes, where apple store employes are total morons and think that they dont have to make you sign a contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    Hey now, let's be reasonable here.

    He could be from bizarro world.
    I am from Bizarro world, and we get some pretty bizarre info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    The Price is discounted to sell more units Point blank.
    Do you know how much R&D and manufacturing costs? They are not taking a loss per phone.

    ATT paid out the *** for the exclusivity of the iphone, they paid for the units upfront and they are subsidizing it to the customer.

    Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynjava View Post
    I am from Bizarro world, and we get some pretty bizarre info here.
    I knew it

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    most of this is speculation at this point. arguing over it is a bit daft until we know more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    Hey now, let's be reasonable here.

    He could be from bizarro world.
    Can you imagine him standing in line all day and then getting to the front of the AT&T kiosk at the Apple Store and they tell him "Sir, what part of the asterisk next to the price did you not understand?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    Can you imagine him standing in line all day and then getting to the front of the AT&T kiosk at the Apple Store and they tell him "Sir, what part of the asterisk next to the price did you not understand?"
    That'd be The best!

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    Fuc Apple and Fuc steve jobs if this is all true! Can't knock the hustle but he will be loosing money!

    Like i said can't knock the hustle but Steve jobs will be losing lots and lots of money. Im sure after the first qtr of how crappy sells are due to the bullsh** he is doing he will sell them to anyone and not a contract.

    Wasn't it like over 2 million iphones were unaccounted for due to either ppl just jailbreaking them and getting them unlocked?

    I won't beleive it till july 11 and i sign on apple.com and it won't let me buy it without a contract!

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissurra View Post
    Do you know how much R&D and manufacturing costs? They are not taking a loss per phone.

    ATT paid out the *** for the exclusivity of the iphone, they paid for the units upfront and they are subsidizing it to the customer.

    Period.
    They (AT&T) paid for how many units thats the question?

    If they bought 4 million units for nationwide locations then that leaves millions of 3g iphones that are not owned by att to be sold by Apple.

    Do you think apple has no rights to sell their own products?

    c'mon use your head.

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