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Unlocked Apple iPhone 5s goes on sale in the US

0. phoneArena 22 Nov 2013, 09:37 posted on

Apple is now selling an unlocked version of its iPhone 5s on the Apple Store in the United States with prices starting from $649.99 for the basic 16GB model…

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posted on 22 Nov 2013, 09:48

1. Kishin (Posts: 703; Member since: 30 May 2013)

I think this will last as long as the 5s is still selling

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:04

9. Finalflash (Posts: 2543; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

They won't lower the price outright, but they'll give discounts in other ways as usual.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 09:58 1

2. greyhulk (Posts: 153; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

How is this news? I bought an Unlocked iPhone 5s a week after launch. They have been available in store literally for weeks in the U.S.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:05 2

3. m1tommy (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Get it for $199 from Verizon, then terminate the contract for $350.

Total spent for a carrier-free, unlocked world phone with all LTE bands: $550 plus tax.

Then sell on eBay to a Chinese buyer for $900 or more.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:16 1

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10309; Member since: 14 May 2012)

That's smart.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:30

7. stealthd (unregistered)

Except for the wash, rinse, repeat part. Verizon will see what you're doing and stop letting you start new accounts.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 19:17

11. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

Your SSN will be blacklisted and it could affect your credit score.
Just to make a few hundred bucks.

Not very smart IMO.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:18

5. gentleman559 (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)

But it isn't LTE compatible on T-Mobile or AT&T. Thats the only downside.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:27

6. m1tommy (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

AT&T and T-Mo don't have LTE yet, they rock the HSPA+.

I have a VZW iPhone 5s, and I got a prepaid T-Mo sim card (free), and it works just fine).

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:31 3

8. stealthd (unregistered)

AT&T and T-Mobile do have LTE, and have for some time now

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 17:08

10. Doakie (Posts: 1789; Member since: 06 May 2009)


posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:36

12. ndrey (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)

very smart

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