Can you not buy more than 1 phone on contract through Apples online store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwhazel, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Wifes b-day is coming up soon so I thought I'd upgrade both of our phones to the 5. So I thought I'd do a dry run just so the preorder goes smoothly before I leave for work. Using the iphone 4s on apples site:

    Select phone #1 > Select 'Replace a phone on my account with a new iPhone' > Check eligibility (enter phone #1 = good) > add to cart

    Select phone #2 > Select 'Replace a phone on my account with a new iPhone' > Check eligibility (enter phone #2 = good) > add to cart

    You're then presented with this message:
    Only one carrier-activated iPhone can be ordered at a time. Please make sure only one carrier-activated iPhone is in your Cart. Your Cart may contain multiple unlocked iPhones.

    Will not let you checkout. Can you really not upgrade 2 phones through the online store or am I missing something :confused:
     
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    tigres

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    Are you serious?
    was going to do the same. I will wait for others to post some information; I was not sure of this myself. 2 orders/2 shipments/ same address/ same day- makes no sense.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Try it and see if you can get it to work. I even tried "upgrading" to mobile share plan on one at the full price ($40 plan + $45 phone). Theres no option on the other phone to just tack on another $45 phone, its the full $85 like you're applying for a seperate plan.
     
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    Ouch this is going to clog up the system tonight
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    Yep two orders, 2 shipments. One order per phone number. They could even come from different lines based on capacity / color ordered.

    Dave
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be ordering 2 as well. We are both eligible for upgraded phones. I wonder if i'll be quick enough to make 2 separate orders or if apple is going to fix this so I can order both in one transaction.
     
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    tigres

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    I am going via the iphone app like last year. Thanks for the heads up OP.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Well it has been that way in the past and it is still true if you want to order an iPhone 4S today. So don't expect it to change.

    Dave
     
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    Got my express checkout all setup I'm ready!
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't realize you could make 2 separate orders, interesting.

    So are you saying the iphone app will allow you to purchase multiples at a time or just that its easier than using a web browser?
     
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    I only ordered one last year, and yes- app is simple as ever.
     

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