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led-zep
22nd December 2008, 01:19 PM
pre paid is now an option for those of you wanting an iphone without a contract! it is available thru optus pre paid, so $799 for 8gb and $899 for 16gb, plus $120 unlock fee!

still this is what i wanted in the begginning, however, it would be nice if it is completely outright, hopefully that is coming soon...

link
Apple Retail Store - iPhone at the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/au/retail/iphone/)
and
Apple Retail Store - Sydney (http://www.apple.com.au/retail/sydney)

boddiz
22nd December 2008, 01:21 PM
it was always an option, just not directly from the apple store.

led-zep
22nd December 2008, 01:24 PM
well yes, but i mean directly available from the apple store. Even tho it has been an option, stock levels have been hard to come by, impossible in fact over the last 2-3 months, so with apple offering it, its good news for those who cant go on contract, and have been waiting due to lack of stock. so it is good news, albeit the high price, for quite a lot of people.

matthew858
22nd December 2008, 01:34 PM
Australia will now have much larger exports of iPhones, especially to people like the iPhone Dev team.

hendot
22nd December 2008, 04:35 PM
I've never really understood what the obsession with not having a contract is. Do you plan on changing carriers every few months?

Ralph Nader
22nd December 2008, 10:53 PM
I've never really understood what the obsession with not having a contract is. Do you plan on changing carriers every few months?

No, quite the opposite in fact. I need an iPhone without a contract because our whole family is on Three, with grandfathered plans that can't be matched anymore. Locking in to another carrier just defeats the purpose.

EdgeOfQuarrel
22nd December 2008, 11:06 PM
Pre-Paid (Optus only) plans:

Only credit cards can be accepted for iPhone payment

Yeah?