Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/20/no_contract_iphones/

AT&T to sell no-contract iPhones

Let the unlocking begin!

By Rik Myslewski

Posted in Mobile, 20th March 2009 01:31 GMT

AT&T will begin selling no-contract iPhones next week in the US, but they'll still be locked into AT&T service.

The Associated Press reported today that an AT&T spokesperson has confirmed that the company will being selling the 8GB iPhone 3G for $599 and the 16GB model for $699 - $400 above their contract prices - beginning next Thursday.

The phones, however, will only work with AT&T's service, which will be at its standard iPhone rates. No prepaid plans will be offered.

So what's the point? Plenty - just unlock the little fella, pop in an appropriate SIM card, and you're a free man. Or woman.

Who's four-hundred bucks in the hole. ®