Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4′s, No AWS Bands In Sight

Early this morning Apple announced the availability of the iPhone 4 Unlocked edition. It’s a big development from yesterday when this was all just rumor and many never expected Apple to actually consider releasing the iPhone 4 unlocked in the United States. Well it’s available but it’s not coming cheap with the 16GB version going for $649.00 and the 32GB edition going for $749.00. You have your choice between black or white and it’s completely unlocked. For those of us in T-Mobile land this doesn’t change the fact that the iPhone 4 will give us anything other than EDGE bands as the phone only comes with AT&T compatible 3G frequencies. Still, if you’re like me the data speeds are a trade off for using iPhone on the Magenta network. It’s not always the most acceptable tradeoff but it’s the price you pay for unlocked freedom.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    a better idea is an unlocked iPhone 4s/5

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • jon

      Hopefully the iPhone 5/4s will be on t mobile without having to unlock it

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Jummy305

      Didn’t take long for the perfect comment to show up who would pay that for a one year old phone

    • Daniel Velez

      Now that is worth $750 :) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      A better idea is any of the new Android phones.

  • http://twitter.com/djsmith Daniel

    meh

    • Jeremiah Harrell

      thats the month of my birthday….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

    they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

    they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

    they gotta pay Nokia for every phone they sale why not make a few extra bucks lol

  • BongBingLong

    Sold, i will sell my Nexus S and use that money for this. Thanks for the news

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      Obvious troll is trolling.

      • Setzer715

        I’m confused on how he’s a troll exactly?  He is clearly a T-Mobile customer reading a T-Mobile “unofficial” News website.

        This is NOT an iPhone, Android or any type of PHONE website.

      • Setzer715

        I’m confused on how he’s a troll exactly?  He is clearly a T-Mobile customer reading a T-Mobile “unofficial” News website.

        This is NOT an iPhone, Android or any type of PHONE website.

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I would, guess I’m a dumbass. 

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • DavEDAsmath

        if A=1, B=2 and C= 3 then A+B=C

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Wait, you are getting this? I thought you have it already.

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Wait, you are getting this? I thought you have it already.

  • franky

    Dumbass people would pay that amount for that stupid phone

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

  • Rotorobots

    Not worth it! i paid a whole $320 for my White iPhone 16gb and I’m using it on T-mobile USA. just have someone that willing to use there 2 year up grade for 120$ helps or just craigslist for an iPhone paying $700 for an iPhone is crazy! i would rather just spend that money on buying a new MacMini

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

      It’d be just as wasted on a Mac mini, overpriced computers with the same hardware as PCs with confined, locked down OS’s and shiny cases, no thanks.  Go with Android for phones and Windows 7 for computers.

      • Rotorbots

        sorry i already have windows 7 on my Macbook pro with OSX so i don’t need to waste money on a crappy windows computer that will be out dated in about 1 1/2. speically with the new release of windows 8 i wonder how many people are going to lose everything like they did with the upgrade to windows 7.  and my android before i got my iPhone got a Virius so i rather have something that won’t break down on me. have no problem with either just prefer a better OS. 

      • Rotorbots

        sorry i already have windows 7 on my Macbook pro with OSX so i don’t need to waste money on a crappy windows computer that will be out dated in about 1 1/2. speically with the new release of windows 8 i wonder how many people are going to lose everything like they did with the upgrade to windows 7.  and my android before i got my iPhone got a Virius so i rather have something that won’t break down on me. have no problem with either just prefer a better OS. 

  • NinjaMobile

    PASS!! I’m waiting for the My Touch 4g Slide.

  • NinjaMobile

    PASS!! I’m waiting for the My Touch 4g Slide.

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    If they release AWS band, I’m sure a few AT&T subscribers would run away from them. (Don’t give me the buy out.. long way to go)

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure David got his already… lol !

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Don’t quit your day job.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Don’t quit your day job.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Don’t quit your day job.

      • Anonymous

        Ah c’mon man, it was a joke… I support Tmonews. And I know you’re gonna be posting when the Sensation 4G sells out – for the fact you think there’s no marketing for the device. Its still gonna sell out.

      • Anonymous

        Ah c’mon man, it was a joke… I support Tmonews. And I know you’re gonna be posting when the Sensation 4G sells out – for the fact you think there’s no marketing for the device. Its still gonna sell out.

  • Anonymous

    $649/$749? All the power in the world to the folks out there that are stupid enough to pony up that kind of cash for a cell phone. Seriously. Put that in perspective. You can get a laptop at that price. Or a cell phone and a netbook.

    Apple follows the same strategy as Starbucks. Charge a lot for your product and make people think you’re selling a premium product/experience when your product is actually mediocre at best. I hope Apple/Steve Jobs doesn’t sue me for saying that.

    I wouldn’t fork over $549 or even $449 for an iPhone 4. I happily paid $449 for my myTouch 4G and have been happy since day one.

    • Respawn

      To some people, it’s not stupid. I’m no fan of the iPhone. I’m a Blackberry/Android guy.

      Still, it’s always nice to see options open up for magenta users regardless of which OS they prefer.

  • http://www.absolutefiction.com Jed Tylman

    LOL
    Is it worth it?
    I think not!

  • alt-mobile

    hahahahaha $650 unlocked for the 16GB and $750 for the 32 GB?  um, I’d rather buy a computer or something else!  Geez, that is ridiculous…

    Not to mention it doesn’t have the AWS Band so Edge speeds would defeat the purpose of having an iPhone (or any other smart phone for that matter).  I’m not an Apple hater whatsoever, they definitely are doing a LOT of things right and are pretty much leading the industry right now with the stability of their OS and the advancement of the cell phone game, but I fart in the face of Apple for doing this.  Come holla at me when they have the iPhone 5 unlocked WITH the T-Mobile Bands on it.

    • FILA

      Why, cuz iphones on ATT 3G is like having EDGE anyways, LMFAO

    • FILA

      Why, cuz iphones on ATT 3G is like having EDGE anyways, LMFAO

  • Guest

    HTC Sensation is much a better phone than this P** ! Cheaper TOO!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

    Honestly, I don’t see why ANYONE would ever do this.  The iPhone began losing the smart phone war to Android LONG ago, and is know just being beat into the ground with phones like the Motorola Atrix, LG G2X, HTC Sensation, etc. being released.  Apple can keep its extraordinarily overpriced, outdated, underperforming, locked down phone.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Losing the smartphone war? I’m reality, have we met?

      • Anonymous

        Lol.

      • Anonymous

        Lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209109341 Jkivinie

    Honestly, I don’t see why ANYONE would ever do this.  The iPhone began losing the smart phone war to Android LONG ago, and is know just being beat into the ground with phones like the Motorola Atrix, LG G2X, HTC Sensation, etc. being released.  Apple can keep its extraordinarily overpriced, outdated, underperforming, locked down phone.

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • COOvb

    I can get a tablet for that and pay some 4Gs bills for that prize. INSANE!!! for a phone that is 1 year old. 

  • gh666

    ignored

  • http://twitter.com/Reptarjr Jay

    lol is this why T-mobile killed the G2? $650 is a little much for a phone, but it’s Apple all or their products are pricy.

    • Girth Brooks

      I’m sure this has nothing to do with the G2 being discontinued.  If I had to guess, I’d say they’re discontinuing the G2 because once the myTouch 4G Slide is available (which should be about the time the G2 is actually gone from stores), there would be no reason to buy a G2.  If you want the best phone with a keyboard, the MT4G Slide is your phone.  If you want vanilla Anrdoid, the G2X is your phone.  There would be no reason to choose the G2 anymore.  Even though I love my G2, it’s true.

      • jaZzyjeff

        What if I want vanilla android with a keyboard?

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

        • Kyle Skow

          Root the MT 4G Slide.  

    • Girth Brooks

      I’m sure this has nothing to do with the G2 being discontinued.  If I had to guess, I’d say they’re discontinuing the G2 because once the myTouch 4G Slide is available (which should be about the time the G2 is actually gone from stores), there would be no reason to buy a G2.  If you want the best phone with a keyboard, the MT4G Slide is your phone.  If you want vanilla Anrdoid, the G2X is your phone.  There would be no reason to choose the G2 anymore.  Even though I love my G2, it’s true.

  • gh666

    I think that apple should sell its iOS to all hardware maker like HTC, samsung, LG and motorola, to use in any company and then they will succeed again!!. how this sounds?
    HTC iPhone HD with a 4.3 inch
    Samsung iPhone S with a superamoled plus
    just an idea 

  • Zifnab2k

    Wow, pretty steep prices for a year old device.

  • SocalTeknique

    Sadly people (mostly iSheep) will pay this much for this. Just Wait for iP5. I’m waiting for Nexus 3 though.

  • SocalTeknique

    Sadly people (mostly iSheep) will pay this much for this. Just Wait for iP5. I’m waiting for Nexus 3 though.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I’m an iSheep. Get a life. 

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Me

          i work for tmobile and you will only get edge with an iphone..

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

        • Anonymous

          Someone was typing faster than the brain could process. It will work on EDGE but not on 3G. Period.

      • La10guy

        DAVID, how come when I call Apple Care and when I chatted online they say it will work on T-Mobile’s 3g??????

  • Jwgizmo

    Nice idea, but unless you want to cut your SIM card to fit, you are out of luck. T-Mo does not have Micro SIM cards – Per the conversation I had with T-Mo customer service today. I want in on the iPhone on T-Mo, but i’m thinking twice about the SIM conversion. Hmmmmmmm? 

  • Jwgizmo

    Nice idea, but unless you want to cut your SIM card to fit, you are out of luck. T-Mo does not have Micro SIM cards – Per the conversation I had with T-Mo customer service today. I want in on the iPhone on T-Mo, but i’m thinking twice about the SIM conversion. Hmmmmmmm? 

    • Jwgizmo

      Hmmmmmm. Not thinking any more…. Too much money. I love apple products, but i am not dishing out that  much $$$$. Sorry SJ -I can’t go for that!

  • Broski

    ive been through android and blackberry and im finally switching to the iphone. bought the unlocked version about 20 mins ago from the apple store. how do i go about setting it up just go into my local tmobile store? also i had the $30 bberry required web service what service should i use now from tmobile on my iphone? how much is the unlimitted data plan? thanks for the help.

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

      • Jwgizmo

        Cut down you SIM card to fit 1st to fir the MICRO SIM port on the iPhone.  The iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network unless you do.

      • Jwgizmo

        Cut down you SIM card to fit 1st to fir the MICRO SIM port on the iPhone.  The iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network unless you do.

        • Broski

          can they do this for my in the tmobile store?

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Broski

      david any help? lol

    • Jwgizmo

      Cut down the T-Mo SIM to be a Micro SIM first. If not the iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network.

    • Jwgizmo

      Cut down the T-Mo SIM to be a Micro SIM first. If not the iPhone will not work on the T-Mo network.

    • Setzer715

      iPhone 4 requires a micro-SIM which is not what your normally use with T-Mobile phones.  It says to get one from your provider on Apples site but I’m not sure T-Mobile carries them.  Call your local store.  I know if your go to hacking sites and ebay you can buy one or a cutter to cut yours into one.  You may even be able to cut it yourself with a razor blade or scissors.

      After that, just put your SIM in it and your off.  Should be a sim slot (on top like 3Gs?).  Use a needle or the like and push into that little hole and it will pop out.  Turn the phone on and setup your APN.  I’ve never had an unlocked one so maybe when you first sync with iTunes it will help you set that up.  If not google T-Mobile APN and MMS settings for iPhone 4.

      Hope this helps.

      • Rclubine

        T-Mobile is a 100% GSM service so they do have a SIM only option to buy. You just pick your package that you wish to have. I am sure once America goes totally GSM most people will be screaming bloody murder for always getting locked phones to a particular carrier. More expensive for customers all the way round.

        • Rclubine

          This is partly to blame on the FCC. I do not understand why Americans are so scared of GSM. They talk the talk but in the end they do not even know what they are talking about.

    • Ajg1718

      you just need the smartphone data plan BB plan won’t work… t-mo store won’t set it up not tmo product…

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

      • Mopar6464

        Just ask for the $9.99/month Web2Go data plan and your good.

    • Ajg1718

      you just need the smartphone data plan BB plan won’t work… t-mo store won’t set it up not tmo product…

  • iPhone and Android lover

    No thanks but its good to have the option though.PLEASE I BEG YOU TMOBILE TO BRING the IPHONE!! I dont want an unlocked version I want the real version optimized for tmobile hopefully the iPhone 4s/5 will be offered to tmobile.I like android like my G2,and G2x but theres something about the iPhone that always brings,me back maybe its the os or the app store.

    • Ben

      Completely agree. I sold my Vibrant and am now rocking an unlocked iPhone 3GS – loving it. I think it’s the app store.

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

        • ao5050

          Totally agreed, I was a palm device lover but after trying my first iphone 3g could not go back. I now have an unlocked iphone 3gs on Tmo and loving it. Dont know what the fuzz is about edge speeds vs 3g speeds I have tested it with my daughter that has AT&T iphone 4 not that much difference in speeds as far as loading a page from the net. Youtube lags with both phones but as far as the apps like facebook, tweeter and the like they ROCK on both phones.

        • ao5050

          Totally agreed, I was a palm device lover but after trying my first iphone 3g could not go back. I now have an unlocked iphone 3gs on Tmo and loving it. Dont know what the fuzz is about edge speeds vs 3g speeds I have tested it with my daughter that has AT&T iphone 4 not that much difference in speeds as far as loading a page from the net. Youtube lags with both phones but as far as the apps like facebook, tweeter and the like they ROCK on both phones.

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

      • iPhone and Android lover

        Yea I guess android isnt for everyone theres just something about the iPhone that makes it a smooth plesant phone experience.Also not to mention the app store is huge!

  • Anonymous

    Why on earth would someone pay tablet prices for a new unlocked, year old IPhone 4 and only get EDGE speed on T-Mobile?  I personally wouldn’t pay that much for any device (esp with its limited capability).  If it was AWS capable, i’d consider it……MAYBE.  What’s the warranty program on these?

    • Ben

      Two years from purchase date is free repairs at the Apple Store

  • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 Timothy J. Bennett

    $650 for a phone is ridiculous.  I thought I was an idiot for paying $350.

  • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 Timothy J. Bennett

    $650 for a phone is ridiculous.  I thought I was an idiot for paying $350.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidCory Cory

    too much money for edge speeds…

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidCory Cory

    too much money for edge speeds…

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidCory Cory

    too much money for edge speeds…

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

    • Calendario5050

      You are so right about that, once iOS5 releases you are gonna be able to make phone calls from an ipad 2 with a mic headphone so u will have a lil bit of both worlds.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t pay that. Especially since the iphone 5 will most likely cost that retail.

    Those prices are the price of an ipad 2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V3A4YNL7QCQJW2TXWTGEDD7JFA alphonso

    Well im an android centurion. So nothing apple touches my hands!!!
    why? MC hammer time
    i’m pc games-  so mac- get touch this
    i like my music my way- ipwhatever -cant touch this
    cell phone? i like to do what i want with it- iphone -cant touch it!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V3A4YNL7QCQJW2TXWTGEDD7JFA alphonso

    Well im an android centurion. So nothing apple touches my hands!!!
    why? MC hammer time
    i’m pc games-  so mac- get touch this
    i like my music my way- ipwhatever -cant touch this
    cell phone? i like to do what i want with it- iphone -cant touch it!!