Buy an Unlocked iPhone 4S Now from Apple Online or in Stores: $649 and Up
The unlocked iPhone 4S is now officially available for purchase through Apple through their website and in Apple Stores. An unlocked iPhone is sold at a high price due to the lack of a contract subsidy, but the major advantage is that the phone can be used on any compatible GSM network through the purchase of a microsim card. In the USA, this means an unlocked iPhone would work with T-Mobile, AT&T, and some pay-go plans. Additionally, anyone in possession of an unlocked phone can use the device in another country simply by picking up a local sim card, avoiding costly roaming fees.
Buying an Unlocked iPhone 4S Costs You…
- iPhone 4S 16 GB – $649
- iPhone 4S 32 GB – $749
- iPhone 4S 64 GB – $849
These prices are from Apple in the USA.
Buying one online is easy through the Apple Store, select the color of the phone you want and then select the “Or get iPhone unlocked and contract-free” link near the bottom of the page.
Apple cautions that you can’t use unlocked phones on CDMA networks like Verizon or Sprint. However, if you buy an iPhone 4S from Verizon or Sprint, you can request the SIM card slot be unlocked through them after you’ve had the iPhone within their contract for 90 days.
Unofficially, all off-contract iPhone 4S models have been sold unlocked anyway.