18 for non contract iphone

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

  1. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    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

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  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    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

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    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.. ?

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    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

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    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

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    In the US - 17 with my own debit card
     
  7. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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

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    Or even cash :p
     
  9. duction macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    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

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    Do you speak English?
     
  13. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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