Unlocked iPhone 4S available in the States from November – GSM only

Apple has announced that its range of 4S handsets will be available to buy unlocked from November. No specific date is given yet, but it’s good news for those of you on T-mobile, wondering if you’re going to get any 4S-lovin’. The devices will cost a handsome $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models respectively. The only downside to being on T-mobile is that your 3G bandwidths won’t be supported, and so yet again, you’ll be on EDGE only.

Of course, it’s not only Tmo subscribers that can benefit from having an unlocked iPhone. AT&T users who travel abroad often, for business or leisure, will benefit from being able to use a local Micro-SIM, instead of being charged hideous roaming rates. Plus, no contract required means overall cost could be less and no waiting for upgrades.

Unfortunately, those of you on Sprint or Verizon will not be able to take advantage, since the unlocked iPhones are not CDMA-equipped. So, who’s going to spend their life savings on one of these? Is it worth it?

Via: CultOfMac, The Next Web

 

 

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  • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com Mark Carruthers

    Those prices are out of control!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668998237 Cameron Tomlinson

    so they are the same as the no contract prices……
    which i did buy at no contract price. ends up being cheaper i guess in the end.
    Plus I paid $300 for the iphone 4 in Feburary. But Ebay is buying Iphone 4′s right now straight up no auction for $318 so I figure I got my money back and got to use the iphone 4 for free till the iPhone4S(teve) came out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668998237 Cameron Tomlinson

    so they are the same as the no contract prices……
    which i did buy at no contract price. ends up being cheaper i guess in the end.
    Plus I paid $300 for the iphone 4 in Feburary. But Ebay is buying Iphone 4′s right now straight up no auction for $318 so I figure I got my money back and got to use the iphone 4 for free till the iPhone4S(teve) came out.

  • Lunardragonofdarkness

    If I’m going to get an iPhone 4S off contract, then it’ll be FAR away from AT&T!  Verizon/Sprint baby!!

    • Anonymous

      You can only get the GSM version off contract…

      • 21stNow

        You can get any version off-contract.  You can only get GSM for the unlocked version.

  • Tanjahelms

    If you travel outside of the US for any time period over a week, the ability to use that country’s sim card will save you more on your phone bill than the cost of the iPhone 4S Unlocked.  You’ll save more on the phone bill and be able to go abroad again OR buy a locked iPhone 4S from AT&T or whomever, and pay your vacation money to them.  Me, I’ll buy the unlocked iPhone 4S to replace my UNLOCKED iPhone 4.  Any day.

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  • Anonymous

    I got mine on sprint contract I has the service already so is rock solid in my area :)

  • Caliborn1

    Insane or plain dumb to buy it without 3g service at least. I used the iphone on TMO.  Why pay that for half the functionality. Oh, except to be cool, forgot that. Two guys talking on Sirius Radio(Covino and Rich) said once girls  see you don’t have an iphone..”get lost creep”.  But since I am married……

    • 21stNow

      Girls may care, but grown women (with jobs!) won’t. ; )

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=806295323 Fahd Malik

    When will Apple will launch unlocked iphone 4s worldwide?? i live in Pakistan i want it what to do ???? should i go for iphone 4??? i have savings around 1000 $ ryt now i buy 4 ryt now and exchange it with the 4s when it comes? what ya say

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