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Orange to Offer Unlocked IPhones For €749

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    That's right folks, for the low low price of €749, you can go to France and get your very own non-contract-binding iPhone from Orange. The iPhone is normally around €399, with a binding two-year contract. The fees add up as such: You buy a no-contract iPhone for €649, and if you want the iPhone unlocked, it'll cost you €100 more. The fee only applies for the first six months of iPhone ownership, however, so if you wait a while the unlocked iPhone will "only" cost €649. Anyone from the U.K. hoping to pick up a somewhat cheaper unlocked iPhone can expect to spend around £536 for the whole kit and caboodle. The iPhone goes on sale in France tonight.

    Source: Reg Hardware
     
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    Whats funny about this is that Apple have always claimed that the iphone isnt subsidised i.e. the $399 or €399 reflects the actual price of the phone.

    So now that we know the actual price Apple puts on an iphone, is it good value?

    I got an N95 for free on a £35 contract for 12 months (400 xnet mins + 400 texts). Its only £22 per month after cashback (ive recieved most of the cashback already).
     
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    Wow ... at the current exchange rate that's $1104.00 US :twitch:
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    funny thing is people will actualy pay that
     
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    why not just pay some smackhead to ram raid the shop and get one for £50 instead? because at that price that is more than likely what will happen in certain locations in Europe.
     
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    Theyd just completely lock the phone so no SIM cards work. All theyd have to do is ban the IMEI number.

    Besides, the smackheads wouldnt be selling them for £50 each if the plan were to work.
     
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    every single phone from france is unlocked as its against french law to lock a phone to any specific network
     
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    I'm sure some people would offer an IMEI reflashing service though :laugh:
     
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    Considering the iPhone brings nothing new to the table, you have to give Apple credit for having such a good marketing team that people are willing to wait in line and pay this much money, to "make the switch" and "join the Apple community"

    ice to eskimos, I think they could do it.
     
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    lol.$_$
     
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    I wonder how much it would cost for an iphone in china, unlocked.
     

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