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    tonym_dj
    Puchasing an iphone without the contract
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    • 19th Nov 07, 11:00 AM
    Puchasing an iphone without the contract 19th Nov 07 at 11:00 AM
    Hi,

    I'm currently looking at buying an Apple Iphone for Christmas, however, I would like to buy the phone on it's own without the contract, I'm aware to use the phone properly I have to take out an O2 contract, however, I intend to unlock the phone (once a solution has been confirmed) and use on my existing O2 tariff which is much better value for money.

    I have read on other forums that people trying to buy just the phone on it's own from either the Carphone Warehouse or O2 have had issues as they will not allow you to buy the phone on it's own and you must buy the contract at the same time as the phone.

    As the phone is advertised as a separate purchase to the contract I would imagine that this would be illegal to do this as surely they would have had to have the advertised price at over 900 if it was a mandatory purchase as one couldn't be bought without the other?

    Maybe the posters I came across got their wires crossed or maybe the sales guy was feeding them false info? Either way some advise would be much appreciated so when I get my phone from CPW I can read them the riot act if they try to pull a fast one.

    Many thanks in advance
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