iPhone, youPhone

4 days, 4 runs. I actually made it. The runs were probably not as good as they could have been, but now I’m having today off from exercising and am aiming for The Perfect Run tomorrow.

And now for a follow up on yesterday’s iPhone entry. As you know, I got the chance to test one of them for a few minutes last week because our resident phone nerd at work got one from a guy who had a friend in the US of A. I was not very impressed, really, but yesterday we talked some more about his iPhone, which he had now sold to someone else with a NOK 2000 profit.

Come again?

With the current currency exchange rate, that’s about $370, not too far from the iPhone retail price. Of course, the $399 you have to pay for an iPhone does not cover the monthly fee for the AT&T subscription, but that’s not an issue since the iPhone can be unlocked in 30 minutes. When you’re done you can insert a SIM card from any operator.

I might be unlucky and get a phone with the new firmware installed, but it’s just a matter of time before someone unlocks that version as well.

To get the device from the United States to Norway is a breeze. I’m using a company called JetCarrier that let’s you set up a mail box in the New Jersey where you instruct Apple to send the package. JetCarrier then picks it up and forwards the package to my home address, at surprisingly low price.

If I’m lucky, I’ll have the iPhone in hand in about 14 days. If I’m not satisfied with the phone, there is a good chance I can also sell it to someone with a nice profit. If the iPhone is ever made available in Norway, I’m guessing the price will be approximately 4500 NOK ($835) and some people are willing to chop off an arm to get hold of one.

In retrospect they will probably realize that having only one arm is a bad thing since you need two hands to operate the phone.


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