Why not pay the ETF?
May 8, 2012 9:22 AM Subscribe
Is there a reason not to buy an iPhone from AT&T, pay the ETF, and get it unlocked, instead of paying for an unlocked phone?
posted by Nothing to technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
$199 (cost) + $325 (ETF) + $39 (activation) + one month of service comes to about the same as the $649 Apple charges for an unlocked device. Maybe you save a few bucks, but not much. However, I do need one month of service while in the US from someone, and this way it's included.
I don't like in the US, so I really need it unlocked.
Web searches seem to indicate that AT&T has no problem unlocking phones once the ETF has been paid.
Is this just asking for trouble?