Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price

Federico Lorenzi florenzi at
Tue Jun 10 22:12:28 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:19 PM, Jorge . <sphairos at> wrote:
>> *sigh*
>> The 3G iPhone does not cost $199. It costs $199 when subsidized
>> through a 2 year AT&T contract. Thats like saying my Nokia E51 costs
>> nothing, because I got it free with a 2 year contract.
> Just look Ebay, amazon, etc...  you can buy unlocked iPhones for almost the price they have with AT&T, in fact there is no AT&T in my country, an i could buy one on many shops in the downtown (dont misunderstand me, i want the FreeRunner!!).
> I am sure it will happen again with the iPhone 3G
No, it won't. When you buy a 3G iPhone, you will actually have to take
out a contract there and then at the Apple store. It's not like how it
was before when anyone could buy it, and just bypass activation. They
will not sell you an iPhone unless you take out a contract.


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