Any way to buy an iPhone 5 in the store and activate it at home?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HoopTrundler, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I called my local Apple store and they said the phone would be activated the instant I purchased it. Is there any way to get around this other than buying it online?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Depends if you are paying full price, or subsidized price.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    In this case I'd be paying the subsidized price, with Verizon.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Good luck then, because these phone companies want their ounce of blood immediately. Since they are paying for the bulk of the phone, they want Apple to activate upon purchase.
  5. macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2012
    I bought full price verizon version at the apple store. i was told by the apple employee that I can just activate it when i get home,, thats why i didnt want to open it at the apple store. and they told me it came with a nano sim card already. well guess what, it didnt come with any nano sim card or sim card tray opener. i ordered a free nano sim card online with verizon, still waiting on it to arrive. suppose to be in 2 business days, which shoudl arrive today, but no confirmation if they received my order or shipped it yet.
  6. macrumors demi-god

    Apr 20, 2009
    Why would you want a Verizon SIM card? You won't be using it anyway?

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