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    Default Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    This person is on contract with At&t and I don't want them to use their upgrade. So I was thinking I could save money if I buy the phone on contract at $200 and then immediately use the early termination fee of $325. So my total would then be $525. I am aware that this may effect me doing business with At&t in the future, but I am not an At&t user nor do i have any plans to be for now.

    What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    If you're willing to spend over $500, just purchase an unlocked gsm phone.
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    Default Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    Just buy It straight without all the BS for around $650. I would do that so you dont have to deal with all the hassle signing up and canceling.


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    Default Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post
    This person is on contract with At&t and I don't want them to use their upgrade. So I was thinking I could save money if I buy the phone on contract at $200 and then immediately use the early termination fee of $325. So my total would then be $525. I am aware that this may effect me doing business with At&t in the future, but I am not an At&t user nor do i have any plans to be for now.

    What do you guys think?
    Pretty sure you have to be past the return window or they make you return the phone when canceling service and ya it would be 525 plus tax plus your service that you used (return period )

    I had att along time ago
    For a total of 3 days
    Service sucked where I lived
    I returned it ... later I got a bill for 3 days of service I called and protested and they wouldn't do anything they finally were about to send me to collections because I refused to pay 5 dollars lol
    So I just payed it because well it was 5 dollars lol
    Not worth the hassle to me


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    Default Re: Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    Where can i buy an unlocked iphone 5? I dont see it on apple's website.
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    Default Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post
    Where can i buy an unlocked iphone 5? I dont see it on apple's website.
    Try calling your local apple or at&t stores.


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    Default Looking to buy an iPhone 5 as a gift for someone.

    Just saw this apple will start selling unlocked iPhone 5 Thursday.




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