Apparently its not going to be so out of the question to buy a new and officially unlocked iphone in the US.

“Apple’s popular iPhone can be yours, no contract required. But there’s a catch — and a pricey one at that.

AT&T yesterday announced that it will offer the smartphone to people who want to use another carrier, starting at $599.

The iPhone 3G, scheduled for a July 11 release, will be available for $199 to new AT&T customers or existing customers eligible for an upgrade — under a two-year contract. The larger-capacity 16-gigabyte model will cost $299 under the same conditions.

For those looking to use another carrier, the 16-gigabyte version will cost $699.”

Ouch! $699 instead of $299 just to buy it without the AT&T contract!?


Thanks rejoys.


This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

10 Responses to “AT&T to provide unlocked iPhones for a Price”

  1. The Archer says:

    Yeah.. I read about that..

    What about resellers in Europe? Will they be offering iPhones without contracts?

  2. blasha says:

    u pay more on food, why not on sumthin u can actually get a use of and will last for more than one bite?

  3. loco says:


    min 9eeejchoom !!!! yabeela wa7eed bas unlock!!! bas ween el emyanan ely yeftee7oon el iphone el ‘3adeem ???

  4. Yousef says:

    The Archer I’m gonna ask them that.

    technogal yeah :\

    blasha lol believe me I have never EVER paid $699 on a meal 😛

    loco mafahamtik tara 😀

  5. fah says:

    I think that it’s still unclear yet if it’s unlocked or not. At&t says that “no contract required” it doesn’t mention if it’s unlocked. I was reading some blogs- they say that if you pay $599( for 8GB iPhone) or $699( for 16 GB iPhone) you don’t need to sign a 2year contract;BUT it does not mean that it is unlocked. You will still have to use an AT&T sim card; the difference is that you don’t have to sign for a 2 year contract..

    BUT i really hope that it’s unlocked

  6. randomq80ya says:

    that is just cruel 🙁

  7. bo9ale7 says:

    chena mayeswa !!

  8. Fawaz says:

    Come on, 600$ is a decent price. We even pay much more for other mobiles in Kuwait. 600$ = 158kd..This is much more cheeper than what you pay for SEVERAL nokia models, let alone 350kd for the 8800!

    For what you’r getting with the iphone (gps-wifi-ipod-3g-8gb-…etc) This could be the cheapest phone u can get in q8 with those features!

    Go do ur homework b4 posting!

  9. Yousef says:

    fah good point i totally missed it.

    randomq80ya agreed.

    bo9ale7 ee ma7ib ilbog ashkara.

    Fawaz I did my homework, I read the article. The article states that you’re going to pay $699 for a $299 mobile phone, and that sums it up. No matter how pricey other phones are and no matter what great amazing unavailable-elsewhere features this mobile has, it does not justify the big difference in price. It got nothing to do with how much I’m already paying for mobiles in Kuwait.