iPhone 3GS for $99 without subscribing to a particular service after jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by fractal, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. fractal

    fractal Eye see what you did ther

    Let's not talk about iPhone 4 here. I can't seem to figure out the iPhone subscription plan. It's apparently very different in the US than in India.

    My question is: Can I buy the iPhone 3GS for $99 in the US and jailbreak it so that I don't have to pay for the 2 years subscription of the carrier? (or at most pay for the month I buy it). US iPhones aren't tied with Indian carriers. Indian iPhones aren't tied to any carriers but they're much more expensive.

  2. SmilinSilhouette

    SmilinSilhouette Registered Member

    No, it is only $99 in the US because it is subsidized by AT&T
    Also, I recently sold my old 16G iPhone 3GS to a friend for $200. It was not jailbroken.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    That's a little much, I'm surprised that they actually paid that much for a used Iphone. You can get cheaper new ones, that are not jailbroken either.
  4. SmilinSilhouette

    SmilinSilhouette Registered Member

    Maybe, but it was in "new" condition and he's not using it as a phone but as an iPod.
  5. fractal

    fractal Eye see what you did ther

    What exactly does two year subscription mean in the US? There's nothing like that in India.
  6. SmilinSilhouette

    SmilinSilhouette Registered Member

    A 2 year contract for cell, data, SMS, etc. service.
  7. fractal

    fractal Eye see what you did ther

    I asked someone who lives there and you can't. You might do anything you want to that iPhone but you'll have to pay for the service.

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