Apple US now selling unlocked iPhone 4 for $649

Confirming rumors swirling around early this week, Apple US is indeed selling an unlocked iPhone 4 for $649. American buyers now have a wide range of local 3G carriers to choose from: AT&T and T-Mobile (the latter is being acquired by AT&T). Long live the free market and consumer choice! If there was one argument against the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, this would be it.

Of course, if you travel abroad you can simply buy a micro-SIM card from many GSM carriers. In countries like France and the UK, there are several to choose from. You can even buy a prepaid data card so you don’t need to sign up for long term data contracts.

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