You can sign up for the monthly GoPhone plan and use the iPhone without a contract. Speak to an AT&T customer specialist for more information on how to set this up.
Also, 02UK do a contract per anum, very reasonable price!
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Because Apple makes more money
$599.00 without a contract. This is what I was told at Best Buy.
You don't have to have a 2 year contract. You can use an iPhone 4s as a pay as you go phone. However, if you want to get a discounted price on the iPhone, you'll probably need to sign a contract for a couple of years. Otherwise you'll have to pay full price (about $500, I think) for the phone. The carrier subsidizes the cost of the phone (either partially or completely) for people who sign contracts and makes it up over the course of the contract.
If you have at&t, and you have the two year contract and your time is up for the two year contract you can get an iphone 3GS for 99 dollars plus an additional $ 25 dollars a month for unlimited internet
Buy it from Ebay.
If you go to eBay and you can find one that way just type in iPhone without contract some are new and some are used!
yes you can but you can also do it yourself
I would recommend an Iphone with a contract with Bell or Koodo. Bell gives you the Iphone when you buy a contract of three years. Koodo is cheaper, but you need to buy the Iphone.
You can buy and activate and use iPhone 4s for $399 on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice with no contract. However if you do sign a contract, usually three years, then many plans will offer you a phone free or for a small fee of $50.
You cannot buy an iPhone in stores for such cheap price and not sign a 2 year contract on that phone. That is the reason these phones are so cheap. In order to have an iPhone you can use like an iPod Touch, you must either purchase an unlocked, contract-free iPhone which would be $450 more expensive than its contracted counterpart, or you must simply wait for your two year contract to end for your phone to become unlocked (this will increase your phone's value if you plan to sell it online).
You will not need to terminate your contact for the Best Buy deal. They will extend your contract for two more years.
No, iPod Touches are not bound to a contract. Once you buy it, it is yours to do whatever you please with it. Only the iPhone is bound to a 2-year contract with AT&T or Verizon when you buy it brand-new.
Could be you just want a iPhone on prepaid
it depends wether you buy it or get it on contract
buy it outright from somewhere with a sale
The 16GB iPhone 4 is 199 with the 2-year contract. Just by itself, you have a 699 dollar charge to your finances. the 32gb is 299 dollars and 799 without the 2 year contract.You can get an iPhone 4 for $199 for 16GB of Memory or $299 with 32 GB of memory with a contract or you can buy one without contract by bidding on them on web auction sites (current bids are around + or - $700).
Currently, you can buy an unlocked, carrier contract free iPhone for $549. The only carrier that is contract for at the moment is T-Mobile, who's iPhone 4S 16GB is also $549.
you need a Connection to activate it. in other words, you cant you could try and buy a (cheap) prepaid sim card of the same provider that the iphone does support.
You can purchase an iPhone 4 from Verizon Wireless or ATT. Those are the only two certified wireless carriers of the Apple iPhone. To buy the phone it is $199 for a 16 GB and $299 for a 32 GB phone with a new 2-year contract or contract renewal from either company.
Many providers now have the iPhone 4s available on a 3-year contract for $79.95. There are also people who will be liquidating their iPhone 4s in order to obtain the new iPhone 5.
No... Apple chargers to much for us cellular to depend on the plans... Such as You buy an iphone without the "2 year contract mail in rebate" and you pay like 600$ then US cellular would make money because of you contract and they don't get you a mail in rebate But No one would buy a 600$ iphone because the other places have it for 100$... U.S Cellular had an offer to sell the iphone but they disagreed the the contract
An 8G iphone costs about $199 but only if you start a contract with AT&T. But if you just buy an iphone it will cost more
Yes, you can get a 16GB iPhone 5 (on a contract) for that price in the US.