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IPhone without Contract?
Hi there! I'm a totally Newbi in terms of Iphone. However, I'd love to get one. The problem is that I'm in the US only for one year (studying) and will then return to Germany. As far as I understand there is no way to officially buy an Iphone without a two year contract, right? So I was thinking of buying one on Ebay. But what would be my next steps? Can I just go to an ATT store and ask for the $30 data plan and some voice plan on a monthly basis? To be honest I'm kinda feeling overstrained with all the plans. So my questions are:
1. Is an iphone only available with a contract?
2. Whats the deal with the "activation"?
3. If Iphone is only available with a contract, would it make any sense to buy a phone on ebay? Would it work with ATT plans on a monthly basis? Would I get a plan at all if I don't wanna buy a phone but only want the plans?
Thanks for your help on this. Really appreciate it.
- 10-09-2009, 08:00 PM #2
- 10-09-2009, 09:06 PM #3
- 10-09-2009, 09:47 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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I don't know if this will help you, but I had AT&T and my contract is over, my friend sold me an iPhone I put my SIM card in it and it works fine, then I called them and I told them that I had a regular phone Not a Smart Phone, they asked me for the number that is behind the battery (I gave them the one from my old phone) to sign up for a Data Plan and they told me that I could get the Unlimitted Data for $15 and now I have an iPhone with a $15 data plan
- 10-10-2009, 01:42 AM #5
- 10-11-2009, 04:50 AM #6
if your talking about walking into at&t with phone in hand this also will not work as new customers are prompted to sign a two year contract no matter what phone you have( I could be wrong here, call at&t be sure). your best bet is get a cheapo pay as you go phone for the states and when you return home a year later get the phone you want.
Last edited by chobbs1; 10-11-2009 at 04:53 AM.
- 10-11-2009, 11:40 AM #7
you can go into att (with a phone in hand.. besides the iphone).. and not sign a 2 year contract...
but if u activate an iphone even a customer owned and maintained iphone (one u bought from someone else).. it is required that on all new activations that you have a 2 year contract...
the only time that it wouldnt add a contract is that you already have an account... and put a COAM iphone on an account.. then it wouldnt add a contract (as long as it wasnt done through itunes.. itunes automatically puts it on a 2 year contract)...
so the best thing for u may to get an iphone.. unlock it.. get a pick ur plan or something...
- 10-11-2009, 11:41 AM #8
- 10-12-2009, 12:19 AM #9
- iPhone Nanite
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