3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2012 1:17 PM by imobl Branched to a new discussion.
danukapeiris Level 1 (15 points)



I would like to purchase an iphone 5 contract free (factory unlock) phone since im from Asian country. Let me know the prices of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB i5 ?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1, Factory Unlocked
  • xtremecarbon Level 4 (2,235 points)

    Factory unlocked vs Contract Free are different.


    More info will be available when the devices actually go up for pre-order.

  • danukapeiris Level 1 (15 points)

    whats the diffrent between contract free Vs Factory unlocked phone. if its not locked for specific network, i used to say factory unlocked phone ( same as contract free = purchasing without any network package)


    still no information available about factory unlock phones

  • imobl Level 5 (6,137 points)

    Contract free means iPhone is locked to a particular wireless

    provider, but you have no contract with that provider. Unlocked

    means iPhone will work with any Carrier that uses the same

    technology and frequencies as applicable - not all services are

    available on all networks. Unlocked is NOT same as contract

    free - be sure to order the one you want and do not confuse the

    two terms.


    Other reports in these fora and elsewhere mention that in previous

    releases, it was 6 - 8 weeks before unlocked iPhones became

    available - but that has no bearing on what might happen with

    iPhone 5.


    Remember that warranty is valid only in country of original purchase.

    Wait and buy your iPhone when it is available where you are.