A small Iphone emergency

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gaelinic, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Gaelinic macrumors regular

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    So, my son turned 12 and was promised his aunt's old iphone 4. We just got it today. And my son couldn't be happier. However, we didn't realize that an AT&T phone could not be used on Verizon network. He's going to be devastated tomorrow.

    All is not lost. My wife gave the go ahead to get the iphone 5 for me. So now I would pass on my phone to him. But, a cursory glance online seems to indicate that the iphone 5 is nowhere to be found. Is that the case? I can't call stores now since they closed 15 minutes ago.

    Do you know if stores have the iPhone 5 in stock? If so, which ones?

    thanks
     
  2. Abandapart82 macrumors member

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    You will want use the iPhone reservation system on apple.com. Basically you log on after 10pm and go through as if you where going to buy the phone online. Instead of shipping choose local pick up and that should be that. Hope that helps.
     
  3. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502

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    If you try hard enough i'm sure you can find one. Best Buy, Walmart, Radio Shack. You can also try other cities near you for a better chance.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good luck finding an iphone 5 now.
    If you order it online you can have it in as little as 3-4 weeks.
     
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can order online, but why not swing by your local Verizon store tomorrow first? Worth a shot. Some will have stock on hand.
     
  6. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    I called rogers tonight and they said i could have one mailed out in 3-5 business days, if i want another.

    3-4weeks??????

    i only waited 17 days for my 1st. iphone 5, and that was ordered on October 1st.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    As indicated by AT&T and verizon carriers on the first post we're talking about USA iphone 5 stock levels.
    Not sure about iphone availability throughout the rest of the world:D
     
  8. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    lol...for a fee i'll ship some over to you yankees!
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not a bad idea, if you do get into it you can make some decent profit:)
     
  10. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    The black ones are still hard to find here. but white? yeah ...readily available (at most places)

    Some people here try to sell the phones on ebay and kijiji and mark up the prices so high, its ridiculous.
     
  11. Ahonen macrumors 6502

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    It depends on where you are. Here in San Diego it's usually impossible to get a new iPhone or iPad when just released, but this time I managed to saunter into the AT&T store on launch day and get an iPhone 5. My local store still has some in stock.

    You just have to call around to your local AT&T stores and Apple Stores. Hope you find one.
     
  12. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to have the AT&T iPhone unlocked to work on the Verizon network?
     
  13. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    No
     
  14. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. The LTE channels are different between the two carriers so the SoC is different between the two phones. If you want the full capabilities, you will need to get the Verizon one. Go to your local store and see if they have any.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Even without the LTE channels verizon would never activate another carriers phone on their network that is not sold by them or locked to them initially.
    The other way around would work with a verizon i5 on AT&T or any GSM provider.
     
  17. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    how is everything lost?

    tell your 12 year old son to wait? you don't always get everything you want when you want it. patience.

    if you are trying to get an unlocked phone...you are SOL, those can only be reserved online.

    if you are getting an upgrade, go to a store...
     
  18. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    This explains the attitude of kids these days.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well said.

    "He's going to be devastated tomorrow.
    All is not lost."

    Really, he got a free iphone that doesnt work on the network he wants to use it.
    He just has to wait that's all.
    He will be ok, trust me.
     
  20. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    WRT your iPhone 5 purchase, follow the advice in Post #2. Use online system to order for local pickup. :)
     
  21. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    So Verizon doesn't allow non Verizon branded or previously locked Verizon phones on their network? Just asking since I really don't know. I've only had Sprint and AT&T. I thought that as long as the frequencies were compatible and it was unlocked, you could register it and get it to work.
     
  22. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    When I was 12, and didn't get my WWE wrestling ring with stone cold and the rock, THAT was devastating.

    This is simply a case of spoilage.
    Good luck on the hunt.
     
  23. Clint1583 macrumors regular

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    You had to ask your wife if you could buy a new phone? Your a disgrace to every guy out there.
     
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  25. iRooney macrumors 6502

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    I think the big issue here is a 12 year old with a phone, let alone an iPhone. I got my first cellphone when I was 17. What are kids doing these days that they need them anyway?
     

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