Apple selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S

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Apple selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S is now available unlocked and contract-free.

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iPhone 4S buyers looking for an unlocked version of the new phone can now grab one directly from Apple .

The company has just started selling an unlocked and contract-free version of its new phone. In a nutshell, that means you can use the iPhone 4S without shelling out money for the usual two-year carrier contract. You can then jump from one network to another by picking up and inserting a micro-SIM card, which is available from each supported carrier.

An unlocked phone is especially handy for people who travel around the world and want to be able to use it across a range of countries and carriers.

Of course, there are one or two catches.

The unlocked edition of the iPhone 4S supports only GSM carriers, so using the phone with CDMA-based Verizon Wireless or Sprint is not an option. And since there’s no two-year contract, you’ll pay the full, non-subsidized price for the phone. The 16GB iPhone 4S runs $649, the 32GB version costs $749, and the 64GB model is priced at $849.

Apple ‘s Web site currently shows a wait time of one to two weeks for the unlocked iPhone , the same number of weeks you’d wait for the regular subsidized version. As us… [Read more]

Apple selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S

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