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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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I want the iPhone for 199$ but I dont want to be on a contact :)

Hey Folks.

Yes, I know I know - everyone else does want the same thing, but I thought i'd pop this topic up to get your 2 cents!

Here's the deal - I live & work in Dubai, however I'm from Ottawa - and basically - I want to get the new 3G iPhone (i currently have the 1.1.4) but the thing is I really don't feel like paying 600$ for the fone... so is there a way that I can get the phone on a contract and cancelled the contract and not get charged the penalty fee?

im going back to Canada for 2 weeks on August 25th... so its really pointless of me ot get the contract since I'm in Dubai

Any ideas how to go around the contract?
-Joey
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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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Nope.

On a totally unrelated subject, man that Scraper is HUGE!!!! I can't believe how frickin tall that thing is!!
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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 01:08 AM   #3
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Nope.

On a totally unrelated subject
Man - dubai is always on an unrelated subject! Don't believe the hype dud - Dubai is not a such an amazing place to be... cost of living is just insanely why and keeps going up and up like that crappy scrapper -

ps: I HATE ROGERS hahaha... bastards!

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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #4
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Sad reality is it's a $600 phone and the only reason they will give it to you for $199 is so they can Roger you for an extended period of time. No getting around it.
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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #5
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Craigslist is your only option (or RFD, Hofo, etc).. I've seen one go for $400.. but the average is $500-600.
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Old Aug 16th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #6
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Crap! Well - thanks fellas - thought I'd ask... cuz u know, sometimes - who knows some people know all kinds of shortcuts and tricks

Thanks fellas.
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Is the iPhone available in Dubai? If it is, what's stopping you buying one there if you live and work in that crazy place? You won't get dinged for roaming other than when you return to Canada.

I ate at the Burj al Arab (spelling?) which was an experience!
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Is the iPhone available in Dubai? If it is, what's stopping you buying one there if you live and work in that crazy place? You won't get dinged for roaming other than when you return to Canada.
Ah you might of brought a valid point!

I think I could cancel the contract with Rogers because I do live & work in Dubai and there isn't any coverage or "unlocked" option provided by Rogers in Dubai. Maybe I could get out of paying this penalty

Oh and Burj Al Arab is a freak resort for MONSTER FREAKS! Listen to this - I called the hotel last Thursday to book a dinner reservation for me and my gf, now GET THIS!

There is an entrance fee to get into the restaurant of 500 to 700dhs ( divide by 3.68 and thats' ur number in $ = 135 - 190$ as entrance fee, that's no food no nothing!) After she said that I just hung up the fone and started laughing how silly that was! Man - it's soo freaking expensive out here!

Anyhoo - sorry for the random note!
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Ah you might of brought a valid point!

I think I could cancel the contract with Rogers because I do live & work in Dubai and there isn't any coverage or "unlocked" option provided by Rogers in Dubai. Maybe I could get out of paying this penalty

Oh and Burj Al Arab is a freak resort for MONSTER FREAKS! Listen to this - I called the hotel last Thursday to book a dinner reservation for me and my gf, now GET THIS!

There is an entrance fee to get into the restaurant of 500 to 700dhs ( divide by 3.68 and thats' ur number in $ = 135 - 190$ as entrance fee, that's no food no nothing!) After she said that I just hung up the fone and started laughing how silly that was! Man - it's soo freaking expensive out here!

Anyhoo - sorry for the random note!
-Joey

My parents have been on the waiting list for a villa on The Palm Jebel Ali for a few years. We really wanted to be on the Palm Jumeirah but everything was completely sold out, and now people are flipping homes on the island that are worth $2M for 12M!

We're going to Atlantis the Palm in January and I'm very excited! I've been to the Atlantis Paradise Island in Bahamas twice and it's amazing, so this will be great!

Where do you work in Dubai? Have you met Robert Lee, the Canadian who is, I think, the vice president of Nakheel?

PS "Al Burj" is supposed to surpass Burj Dubai I believe, craaaaazy!

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My parents have been on the waiting list for a villa on The Palm Jebel Ali for a few years. We really wanted to be on the Palm Jumeirah but everything was completely sold out, and now people are flipping homes on the island that are worth $2M for 12M!
I love how people sitting behind the tele see DUBAI as the 6th wonder (whatever that expressions is...)

You want the reality of things? The Palm is not sold out, to be quite honest it's deserted I have friends that live there who bought a penthouse for 2 000 000 AED (Dirhams - divide that by 3.68 for dollars) and the value is maybe doubled (maybe!). Moreover, the quality of the homes on the Palms, as a matter - all of the UAE is rubbish, walls crack after a few months due to the massive heat, just remember, cheap labor = cheap productivity = cheap product (that's dubai) the PR agencies just HYPE Dubai up -

In simple terms - don't believe the hype, the Atlantis is OK! Not that special, but be prepared to see your wallet shrink Anyhoo - I'll see you Jan cause I live right on the sea

I work for Gulf Film / Grand Cinemas (it's the largest Film Distribution & Cinemas in the Middle-East. We bring Hollywood into the Middle-East

.Apologies for the randomness in regards to the topic!
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