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Old 02-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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"Factory" unlocked iPhone?

OK, I need some help. I have a co-worker/friend that is working in Japan for the next 12 months. He asked me to find a "factory" unlocked 16G iPhone for him so he can use it in Japan. $400 is his limit.

I did a quick check on the Apple website and they are $550. Other than Ebay, Craigslist, or some shady looking dude on the street corner, where do I get one?

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Does he have an iPhone already? AT&T should unlock it if his account is in good standing. Up to 5 phones a year.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Does he have an iPhone already? AT&T should unlock it if his account is in good standing. Up to 5 phones a year.
No, he doesn't have an iPhone. He doesn't have any phone service contracts currently. Right now he's using Skype on his iPad for communication.
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You should be able to find a reputable seller on ebay with a factory unlocked iphone for under $400. What phone specifically? The 5 will obviously be more expensive than the 4s, but an unlocked 4s should go for under $300.

EDIT: I forgot, my wife is getting an iphone 5 next week and has a pristine 4s right now. I'll be posting it in the buy/sell section at some point next week, will probably ask $300 for it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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You should be able to find a reputable seller on ebay with a factory unlocked iphone for under $400. What phone specifically? The 5 will obviously be more expensive than the 4s, but an unlocked 4s should go for under $300.

EDIT: I forgot, my wife is getting an iphone 5 next week and has a pristine 4s right now. I'll be posting it in the buy/sell section at some point next week, will probably ask $300 for it.
Thanks for the reply kingston73. I'll ask my friend if he still needs/wants a phone.
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buying from apple directly they come unlocked.
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