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Windows 7: Get an unlocked iPhone 3gs without paying an arm and a

14 Jul 2009   #1
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 
Get an unlocked iPhone 3gs without paying an arm and a

Okay so someone I know recently got into the iPhone frenzy. He was bloody ready to go throw away $600 on the iPhone 3gs 16GB. Holy ****! $600 for one phone? Well I slapped him around a little bit and gave him some advice. I figured I may as well share this piece of advice for those dotTechies who are also iPhone seekers (USA only).

Before I go into my advice/tip, let me explain to non-USA dotTechies how buying cell phones works in the USA. You see, unlike Europe and Asia where most people just purchase an unlocked cell phone and then pick their cell phone provider of choice (not being restricted to just one company by signing a contract), here in the USA cell phones are significantly cheaper because cell phone companies subsidize them. Let me explain by example. You want cell phone Y. Buying an unlocked version of cell phone Y, from eBay or from the manufacturer, will cost you $400. However if you purchase the same cell phone Y from T-mobile (a cell phone service provider here in the USA), you can get it for $200. The catch is you must sign a 2 year contract with T-mobile saying that you will use T-mobile service for 2 years. If you ever break that contract, i.e. cancel T-mobile service, before your 2 years is up you will pay a "early termination fee" of $200. Now of course the numbers I used in my example will vary from situation to situation but I think you get the point.

Tip: Get an unlocked iPhone 3gs without paying an arm and a leg | Headline | dotTech [.org]
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14 Jul 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I knew about this, but still nice.

I like the new Google phone for T-Mobile better. Costs less too!
http://www.t-mobilemytouch.com/

I like it a lot. I want one in about 7 months when my contract is up!

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2009   #3
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

How do you like this,

Mr. technology (me) have always got the latest gear in computers and high-end home theater equipment.

Wait a couple months and the prices will be going down for sure.

I finally bought a THX Select 2 Marantz home theater receiver which is software upgradeable to all the new future formats. That run me $900.00 as my nephew is a custom audio-video installer. 10% above his cost, retails for 1,500.00

I don't even own a cell phone.
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14 Jul 2009   #4
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I don't even own a cell phone.
WOW I thought I was the only person on the planet not to have a cell phone lol
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14 Jul 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Okay so someone I know recently got into the iPhone frenzy. He was bloody ready to go throw away $600 on the iPhone 3gs 16GB. Holy ****! $600 for one phone? Well I slapped him around a little bit and gave him some advice. I figured I may as well share this piece of advice for those dotTechies who are also iPhone seekers (USA only).

Before I go into my advice/tip, let me explain to non-USA dotTechies how buying cell phones works in the USA. You see, unlike Europe and Asia where most people just purchase an unlocked cell phone and then pick their cell phone provider of choice (not being restricted to just one company by signing a contract), here in the USA cell phones are significantly cheaper because cell phone companies subsidize them. Let me explain by example. You want cell phone Y. Buying an unlocked version of cell phone Y, from eBay or from the manufacturer, will cost you $400. However if you purchase the same cell phone Y from T-mobile (a cell phone service provider here in the USA), you can get it for $200. The catch is you must sign a 2 year contract with T-mobile saying that you will use T-mobile service for 2 years. If you ever break that contract, i.e. cancel T-mobile service, before your 2 years is up you will pay a "early termination fee" of $200. Now of course the numbers I used in my example will vary from situation to situation but I think you get the point.

Tip: Get an unlocked iPhone 3gs without paying an arm and a leg | Headline | dotTech [.org]
$600 for a phone! No problem, I paid 500 for an unloack Nokia N95, that would be about $800 i think (not sure, can't be bothered to convert it )
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14 Jul 2009   #6
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
WOW I thought I was the only person on the planet not to have a cell phone lol
lol both of you are living in the stone age :P common the dinasors are extinct! buy a cell phone :P
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