Thoughts about Buying unlocked 64gb 4S
I did a search to see if anyone has considered the merits of buying locked or unlocked but didn't see anything on point.
I am currently on a BB and have been for some time, but I now feel like I felt a while back when I had a Palm Pilot (!!) and was thinking about switching to a BB.
I am now thinking about switching to the 4S and because I have only had my Torch for about a year I would have to pay a hefty upgrade fee on top of the relatively expensive amount Rogers charges for the 64gb model even on a 3 year plan.
Because of that, I was thinking of just buying an unlocked model from the Apple store but in Canada, a 64gb unlocked iphone is $849. With tax, I can get a Macbook for that amount.
While many people don't like to be paying any amount for a phone, what is the thinking about spending close to $1,000 on a phone. (I know it is subjective, but if I have to pay a $300 upgrade fee and then about $300+ for the phone on a 3 year contract, I might as well bite the bullet and just buy it outright.)
- 12-16-2011, 01:30 PM #2
- 12-16-2011, 01:34 PM #3
Thanx. No, phones in Canada are generally locked to the carrier. Rogers is charging $369 for the 64gb version and that is for a locked to Rogers on a 3 year plan. Because I upgraded from an older BB to a Torch in Jan. of 2011, I have to pay an upgrade fee to upgrade again. Even if it is just a couple of hundred dollars, it almost does seem worth it to just buy it outright and unlocked, and then if I want to upgrade to something else in a couple of years, I could sell my unit.
- 12-16-2011, 01:55 PM #5
Yeah if it's only a little bit more, go for the unlocked version. The resale on an unlocked phone is higher. But if it's $200 more, I don't think resale would be $200 higher. I guess both ways kinda suck and you just have to figure out which one sucks less.
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- 12-16-2011, 02:31 PM #6
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- 12-27-2011, 09:28 PM #9
I currently use a 64GB unlocked iPhone 4S and I can say that it is the best thing so far. I have had all capacities on the iPhone and I am more than glad with the 64GB have more than enough space, and once the new one comes out next year or whenever it does, I know I will get a good price for it and have more than enough money to buy the new one contract free.