Originally Posted by RabidRabbit
Hmm, thanks for the advice.
After checking on ebay though, the cheapest price is around $800. A lot more than buying one from AT&T and unlocking etc.
Ok, here I'll do the math for you.
Say the 16GB iPhone 4. $199. Now, the ETF from AT&T $325. So far that's $524 total. Now, take into account the first month (ProRated) and the second month of service. At minimum, that would be $90, making this stunt cost $614. Now, recall you have to have the Activation fee which is $30. That's $644. All said and done, you are still missing the unlock, which is unattainable right now. So basically you spent $644 to have a useless device because you can't make calls with it.
Oh, more so, say you go with the no-commintement pricing, thats $599 for the 16GB plus tax. It comes around to $642.43 @ a 7.25% tax rate. Again, still stuck without the unlock.
On eBay you get to pay a little more but you get a phone that was factory unlocked.