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Sonic911

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Hi guys,
I live in India and i have a friend in Us who just is willing to buy me an iPhone 4S from there.He already has an iPhone with at&t contract.

Now my question is whether he can use his sim to activate my new (iPhone 4S AT&T )and remove it so that it will be activated and again use it in his old iPhone as usual without having any problem so that I can use it as an iPod here for sometime and again sell it to someone in US or unlock it (ofcourse wait after unlock arrives).

I aleady posted here with a different idea...now I got this one....

Any help is welcome.
 

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Just buy a prepaid SIM card and unlock it there to be safe...
 
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i have a doubt....if everyone can do this .....why is there a two year contract.....any sim of them(at&t) is gonna work....so you can just use it without paying 2year postpaid fee......
and just have an iphone for 200$....thats fun...why pay 500$......

and thanks for the reply
 
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Thanks a lot....and can I connect it to itunes in my comp in India ...so that i can copy songs,vids...
or if I did so....will my phone be locked...

and will I be able to unlock it later in India....I mean without the at&t network....there is no at&t in India
 

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There probably wont be an iPhone4S unlock for a long time, but yes you can copy music and videos etc to use it as an iPod, but that's a pretty expensive iPod, why not just get an iPod Touch?
 
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expensive....?? iPod sells for 200$ with A4 chip.....iphone sells for 200$ with A5 chip......

thanks a lot
 

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AT&T will sell you a 4S for &199 because your friend will have to sign a 2 year contract. So he could go buy it and sell it toyou, but he's still gotta pay for AT&T service for 2 more years.
 

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^^What he said. It might be cheaper initially, but after he pays $90/month for 2 years for the contract he has to sign to get an A5 iPhone at that price, you would have been able to buy 12 iPod Touches
 
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Why cant I Throw the sim I get in phone and buy a prepaid AT&T sim....and use it to just get my phone working.....thats what it means by carrier locked....i.e use it only with at&t....and it doesnt mean I must sign a two year contract to get it working.....The only benefit of contract is you get your phone unlocked after 2 years.....which if you cant get officially when you use a prepaid sim..(ofcourse unlock will come soon...trusting pod2g)
iPhone 4S for 199+ 10(maybe) $ for getting it as an ipod without 2year contract.....
 

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You can get it unlocked after paying your first bill if contract not sure in us but in the uk it's that way


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Any idea if AT&T can do that in US. They did help us to unlock my son window phone before we did his upgrade to new window phone:)
 

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