Unlocked iPhone 4 pricing to start at $649?
0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2011, 17:04 posted on
The rumors of an unlocked iPhone 4 are picking up steam, and it looks like the pricing may start at $649 if you want to grab the smartphone without a contract...
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1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well idk why anyone wud buy it for this price... it costs 200 + 320 early termination fee from att... thats a good 120 less..
4. trendsbze (unregistered)
I guess you don't travel. Your logic is narrow sighted. 200+320= still a locked phone. Stay in Jail, do not pass go.
5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
have u ever heard of unlock+jailbreak? ya... i guess not...
6. trendsbze (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Jailbroken 4.21 baseband 3.10. Maybe you are better than the Dev team and can unlock it for me. Been waiting since October 2010. Any more ideas genius.
2. Sarah Palin (unregistered)
......an unlocked iPhone would be great for international travelers, because you'd finally be able to swap out SIM cards when traveling and save some money.
I guess average Americans like Sarah Palin won't appreciate this in their lifetime.
3. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
or you could get an android phone with t-mobile and use wifi calling anywhere in the world without a roaming fee. and with unlimited international dialing can call locally in that country for free or crazy cheap per minute after the first 10 you pay for the month. makes this seem kind of retarded...
7. trendsbze (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
What country are you talking about. I have an unlocked Android and what you are saying is totally off base. It is cheaper to buy an unlocked phone and add credits and data as you need. Have anyone ever figured the total cost of ownership of a contract phone. Let me give you an idea.
Let's take t-Mobile
Cost of phone $200
Domestic Plan +/- $80.00 mth X 24=$1920
You are up to $2120. Now start adding roaming outside of the US and other charges.
Yes I paid $600 for unlocked Android and $750 for my unlocked Iphone, but I don't use no where close to $1500 in credits over 2 years in all my travels and I am not in jail for 2 years.
Everyone's circumstances are different. For me Unlocked is always my best option.