Buy iPhone 4 without contract
I just picked up the newest iPhone 4 commitment free for a friend of mine who lives outside the USA. If you don’t mind paying the higher price, anyone can buy an iPhone without a contract. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Locate and visit an Apple Store
- Find a sales associate
- Tell them you want to buy an iPhone 4 without a contract commitment
- Pay the full iPhone 4 price
- That’s it! Now you have a contract free iPhone
You may get a question or two about why you want a phone without the commitment, and they will likely remind you that the iPhone is a lot cheaper when it is subsidized by AT&T’s contract, but I think this is just to serve AT&T. It’s a painless process and only took me a few minutes. As far as I know you can not get an iPhone without a contract at any store except for directly at the Apple Store themselves. Interestingly enough, you also can’t buy an iPhone without contract on Apple’s website, you have to make the purchase in a physical store.
It’s important to know that in the USA regardless of buying an iPhone without the commitment, you are still tied to AT&T as the carrier. If you want to get around this, you will need to use a carrier unlock for the iPhone 4. Carrier unlocked iPhones are available in other countries, including France, the UK, and Canada, but not in the USA.
This applies to both the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The price of iPhone 4 without contract starts at $599 and goes up from there, so get your wallet ready.