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Old 2nd July 2008, 10:55   #676
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so lesson learnt ..... buy the iphone for $199 and unlock it
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Old 2nd July 2008, 14:10   #677
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so lesson learnt ..... buy the iphone for $199 and unlock it
Think again. You are forgetting that the $199 price is only for "approved/selected" customers. AT&T's selection / approval criteria is a mystery. The rest have to pay atleast $100 more to get the phone without contract, then terminate after one month for $175. Or buy it outright at $599 (I think).
Either way, not gonna be cheap.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 14:49   #678
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Think again. You are forgetting that the $199 price is only for "approved/selected" customers.
Not entirely true, price for new customers is also $199, along with a two year contract, in case of at&t.

Question is, whether the iPhone will be available in India on a no commitment basis or it will have a 2 year contract. I think prices will be on the other side of 25k in case it is available without the contract.

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Old 2nd July 2008, 15:00   #679
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IPhone will be priced somewhere around 28k as per link below

Vodafone Bringing Apple iPhone to India in September 2008
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How to disconnect Vodafone mobile connect/Edge while connecting Wifi on iphone?
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No need to do anything, it gets disconnected automatically.
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Did anyone notice this? Airtel-iPhone
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I have pre-registered for the iPhone through Vodafone. No news about prices yet. But yes the prices will be 21K + as there are no service agreements involved. But to make iPhone more accessible to customers, Vodafone might bring in the service agreement concept. I am only keeping my fingers crossed and hope to get a good deal on this.
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I dont understand the pre-register thingie?? i have a feeling that its just for creating the hype. Usually once the launch date is confirmed in future, pre-register happens

Anyways since even if we buy a non contract piece from US it has to be unlocked, so best bet would be to wait i guess. One more week for launch in US.
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I dont understand the pre-register thingie?? i have a feeling that its just for creating the hype. Usually once the launch date is confirmed in future, pre-register happens
My honest opinion -- its more of a giving you a feeling of getting a first preference when the phone is launched
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Does no-contract mean unlocked? Or is it sill locked to the carrier, but you do not have to pay for the 2 years and can use a Pay & Go connection?
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Talking Rumor on not, send the phones to India please :D

Came across an interesting stuff, read on Smithereens - Persuasion, Productivity and Prose: Apple Flips Rogers the Bird A Week Before Canadian iPhone Launch? (Plausible Rumor)
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Jaggu, if that is true, then it is a powerplay
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Am confused, should I wait for airtel or buy an unlocked phone from the US ?
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An unlocked phone is any day better than a locked phone with a contract!
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