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| March 25, 2009
Play.com Offering Unlocked iPhones In The UK
UK retailer Play.com is now offering fully unlocked iPhones that will work on any UK network, but it all comes at a premium price. The site is currently offering the 8GB iPhone 3G for £550 and the 16GB for £600. That would equal about $801 and $874 according to the current exchange rates, which is a far cry from AT&T's no-commitment phones that cost $599 and $699 respectively, but those are not unlocked from AT&T's network. Play.com claims that they are able to make the iPhone available unlocked and SIM-free due to, "EU legislation ensuring the sale of sim free mobile phones." The site currently estimates the phones will ship in 4-5 days. As an added bonus, shipping is free, but that is probably a minor concern to folks willing to fork over that much for an unlocked iPhone in the first place. [via The Apple Blog]