Unlocked iPhone 4 pricing to start at $649?
posted by Michael H. / Jun 13, 2011, 5:04 PM
The new info puts the pricing at $649 for a 16GB iPhone 4 and $749 for a 32GB model. The word is that the phones have already been shipped to Apple Stores and could see the shelves this week.
Unlocked iPhone 4 sounds good in theory, but it's in practice where things get itchy. There's a possibility that these unlocked iPhones will come in CDMA or GSM versions, allowing customers to use the phone on any American carrier as long as they provide their own SIM card (on T-Mobile or AT&T) or pay any activation fees (for Verizon or Sprint). Of course, knowing Apple there is a much better possibility that the unlocked phones are still only usable on AT&T or Verizon, but not Sprint or T-Mobile.
Either way, 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.
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well idk why anyone wud buy it for this price... it costs 200 + 320 early termination fee from att... thats a good 120 less..
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 11:18 PM 0
I guess you don't travel. Your logic is narrow sighted. 200+320= still a locked phone. Stay in Jail, do not pass go.
posted on Jun 14, 2011, 2:22 AM 0
......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.
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 11:22 PM 0
Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 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...
posted on Jun 14, 2011, 1:56 AM 0
Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 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-MobileCost of phone $200Domestic Plan +/- $80.00 mth X 24=$1920You 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.
posted on Jun 17, 2011, 3:12 AM 0
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