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Apple begins selling unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2008 13:19 User comments (12)

Apple begins selling unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong Apple has begun selling unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong today, marking one of the few times the company has allowed the phone to sell in such a fashion. An unlocked phone can be used on any GSM carrier and is not tied down to any specific carrier.
Until now in Hong Kong, only users of Hutchison Telecom could use the iPhone but now the phone will be available to anyone using a GSM carrier.

The unlocked iPhone will sell for a high premium however, $695 USD for the 8GB model and $795 USD for the larger capacity 16GB model.

In the US, where the phone sells the best, AT&T sells the phone with 2 year contract for $199 and $299 USD but will eventually sell the phone unlocked for $599 USD.

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12 user comments

128.9.2008 13:25

Or unlock the phone yourself and sell it on ebay for from $350USD-$450USD.

228.9.2008 19:13
susieqbbb
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Or purchase the phone here in the u.s for 600.00 and unlock it yourself for free.

I am sorry but 800.00 for a iphone wow is apple on crack.

329.9.2008 5:05
1bonehead
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Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Or purchase the phone here in the u.s for 600.00 and unlock it yourself for free.

I am sorry but 800.00 for a iphone wow is apple on crack.

Apple is on crack.

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

429.9.2008 10:26

Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Or purchase the phone here in the u.s for 600.00 and unlock it yourself for free.

I am sorry but 800.00 for a iphone wow is apple on crack.

Apple is on crack.
No,No. Apple is crack

529.9.2008 11:03
sKrEwZ
Inactive

What a rip! Apple is on crack.


Some assembly required.

629.9.2008 14:17
1bonehead
Inactive

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Or purchase the phone here in the u.s for 600.00 and unlock it yourself for free.

I am sorry but 800.00 for a iphone wow is apple on crack.

Apple is on crack.
No,No. Apple is crack


Quote:
What a rip! Apple is on crack
I'm lost, on crack or it is crack ?

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

729.9.2008 15:46

Both!!

829.9.2008 16:30

Wow what a rip off. Crack is on Apple.

929.9.2008 18:00

We should all just move to Hong Kong that way we can pay 100% more for the same items aAND live under the threat of Communist Rule, or just move to California...same difference.

1029.9.2008 22:49

Originally posted by Lawnarjax:
We should all just move to Hong Kong that way we can pay 100% more for the same items aAND live under the threat of Communist Rule, or just move to California...same difference.
B-But What about Arnold( Get to the Choppa NOoww!!!)

1130.9.2008 12:40

^ CALIforNIA is actualy closer to a DIRECT democracy than any other state in the union. how else do you think they legalised the weed? how else did they kick out the old gov before his term was up and elect arnold?

ps. apple is from california

124.10.2008 5:37

Or just wait for the prices to drop for at least 24 months and then go get one :P

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