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#25659 28-Aug-2008 13:07
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My Ist gen iphone proved not to be concrete proof when dropped from a great height,though it still works and survived a few earlier drops.
I went to upgrade to the new model 3G ,buit according to Vodaphone,because I still have 10 months left on my current plan,I have to buy the phone outright($1200)
I will be in the Staes next week,where I believe they are US$ 199.

Are there any issues with bringing one back, apart from warranty ,support etc?

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  #160442 28-Aug-2008 13:28
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You will not be able to buy an iPhone in the US without a contract, and you will not get a contract without a US social security number US address and a credit check.

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  #160583 28-Aug-2008 22:46
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wellygary: You will not be able to buy an iPhone in the US without a contract, and you will not get a contract without a US social security number US address and a credit check.

Thanks Gary,

Son in law has all of the above,the phone above came via this method.
If the criteria is still the same you have 30 days to cancel the AT&T contract after purchase


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  #160610 29-Aug-2008 08:11
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$299 is subsidised, so they would have a penalty fee if you break the contract early which would significantly increase the price. From memory to buy without a contract it is something like $599 and $699, but you would have to check.

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  #160774 29-Aug-2008 17:03
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Got it wrong apparently,price is US 599 .
I cant swap plans and a new plan means a new phone no,
 if I signed up for an iphone plan here and swapped sim cards
would the phone no go with it? ie my existing no to the new phone?
Difference in price from buying outright to the subsidised version is approx $400,
and I have about $ 350 fees left on my existing contract ,so if this would work it would be a better option


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