18 for non contract iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GrandPhrase, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Hey i know you have to be 18 to buy one on contract, but can you be 17 and buy an iphone yourself at full retail price no contract?
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I don't think you have to be 18 to buy a contract phone, you just pay a really high security deposit.
  4. GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Even if you're not the primary account holder for your phone service? Im pretty sure i read somewhere 18 is required to buy one on contract.. ?


    Lmao some ppl here r saying yu gota be 18 to buy one NON contract yet other ppl lik yu say yu do..

    What is it lol
  5. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Are you in the US or UK or what?

    In the UK I'm under the impression that as long as you have a payment method (a debit card, at age 16) you'll be able to buy the phone from Apple. Not so sure about carriers.
  6. GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    In the US - 17 with my own debit card
  7. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    I don't see why not... You're not signing any contract, you're simply making a purchase.
  8. braddels macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2011
    Or even cash :p
  9. duction macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    U to the K
    yes aslong as your money is there you will be fine.. you cant sign a contract unless you have someone co-sign it though... you can just use a payasyougo sim though :D
  10. GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Alright thanx... I guess ill call them up just in case also
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    There is a good idea.

    I assume there is some good reason you are not on someone elses contract/account? (may be none of my business of course)
  12. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Do you speak English?
  13. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    You have to be 18 to sign a contract however... and typically phone companies run credit checks, so getting a cell phone contract at 18 could even be difficult.
  14. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Maybe i'm missing something, but they won't be selling unlocked phones until later.

    Meaning that you will have to have an account with one of the providers in order to buy the phone in the first place. As these devices are (supposedly) carrier locked and "no-commitment", but you still have to have a plan in place to buy them, AFAIK.

    But the best idea is to call and find out.

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