1. Par_T's Avatar
    I am contemplating getting the iphone 4s off contract. Any recommendations on where to buy one? Thanks
    03-21-2013 12:57 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Your service provider can sell you one at full retail if your carrier can sell iPhones... or directly from Apple at full retail... or online from 3rd parties via auction sites, etc. or CraigsList... etc.
    03-21-2013 01:11 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    As Keith mentioned you can get an iPhone pretty much any place that sells them w/o a contract at full retail including like Best buy and even Radio Shack. Hope you become and iPhone/iMore user.
    03-21-2013 01:22 PM
  4. Par_T's Avatar
    Your service provider can sell you one at full retail if your carrier can sell iPhones... or directly from Apple at full retail... or online from 3rd parties via auction sites, etc. or CraigsList... etc.
    Would Apple Store or service provider (I have At&T) be the better options. I am a little leary of 3rd party like Craigslist and Ebay since I usually can't return the phone.
    03-21-2013 01:34 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Would Apple Store or service provider (I have At&T) be the better options. I am a little leary of 3rd party like Craigslist and Ebay since I usually can't return the phone.
    Yes...
    03-21-2013 01:38 PM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    Absolutely, Apple store or your service provider would be the best place to buy an iPhone.
    03-21-2013 09:36 PM
  7. Par_T's Avatar
    Questiion: If I buy off contract at AT&T, will my phone be unlocked? Off contract price at AT&T is the same is unlocked phone in Apple Store.
    03-22-2013 01:46 PM
  8. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    No. If you buy one from ATT it will be an ATT branded device.
    Buying the Unlocked version from Apple is just that, the unbranded unlocked version.
    03-22-2013 03:47 PM
  9. Par_T's Avatar
    No. If you buy one from ATT it will be an ATT branded device.
    Buying the Unlocked version from Apple is just that, the unbranded unlocked version.
    Thanks. I want unlocked. Guess I'll be making a trip to the Apple Store this weekend.

    I have an existing AT&T contract, can Apple Store activate my phone on that account, or do I need to bring phone to AT&T store after I buy?
    03-22-2013 04:06 PM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Thanks. I want unlocked. Guess I'll be making a trip to the Apple Store this weekend.

    I have an existing AT&T contract, can Apple Store activate my phone on that account, or do I need to bring phone to AT&T store after I buy?
    They can handle it all for you and you can walk out with a working phone.
    03-22-2013 04:22 PM
  11. abaggy's Avatar
    I bought mine unlocked directly from Apple. I too am leery of third party sites and some of their claims.
    03-27-2013 03:24 AM
  12. Par_T's Avatar
    I want to buy it unlocked from Apple Store and activate it on my current AT&T line (which is not an iPhone line). Can I keep my current data plan (I have the 2 GB as part of Family Plan--cannot get this plan on newer AT&T plans) or will I need to change my plan? (i.e. can I keep everything same on plan, but they just change label to iPhone data plan?). Thanks. This would be my first iPhone.
    03-29-2013 01:46 PM
  13. Iamdunne's Avatar
    As long as you had a smart phone plan you can keep your current data thought they need to adjust to new phone.
    Par_T likes this.
    03-29-2013 07:06 PM

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