Accidentally ordered 64Gb, need 256GB

iwayne

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Placed two orders that show up tomorrow(11/3), for the wife and myself. Somehow one of the orders is a 64GB, My mistake or not AT&T says they can't do anything for me. Any advice on how to trade that 64GB to a 256GB tomorrow?
 

Relentless Power

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Placed two orders that show up tomorrow(11/3), for the wife and myself. Somehow one of the orders is a 64GB, My mistake or not AT&T says they can't do anything for me. Any advice on how to trade that 64GB to a 256GB tomorrow?
The only way you would be able to trade that device in, is if your local Apple Store had one in stock of the 256 GB, which in all likeliness, you will have a very difficult in doing so ahead of those who are ahead of you and depending what you're Store has available as well.
 

Howyalikdemapls

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I’d recommend just signing up for an iCloud subscription which can automatically handle your photo and video storage on your device. Like others have said, your other option is lining up at the store.
 

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Just sell it, and then re-order the properly sized one.

Its a bummer and it can't hurt to ask Apple, but in all likelihood you're SOL. The phone is in such high demand there's little to no wiggle room for apple to accommodate stuff like this.
 
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Howyalikdemapls

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And have yet another monthly charge?

Hope you're not a financial advisor.
Lol the price of a 256gb phone is $150+Tax more than the 64gb phone. An extra $5 per month for 24 months is $120. I guess I should have mentioned the other alternatives: backup your phone frequently yourself to remove photos and videos, or wait the 5-6 weeks to get the model you want.
 
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Hater

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A 200GB plan on I cloud is $3 per month so $36 per year

Unless you keep the phone over 4 years iCloud storage is cheaper than the $150 storage upgrade.

So we should really hope that you’re not a financial advisor.
Spending the extra on the phone originally gives you an asset worth more to sell if you do decide to sell it before the tipping point, all without having to lock yourself into more OPEX.

This is before you consider wireless plans and data costs.
 

Knowimagination

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Spending the extra on the phone originally gives you an asset worth more to sell if you do decide to sell it before the tipping point, all without having to lock yourself into more OPEX.

This is before you consider wireless plans and data costs.
You will never recoup that $150 in resale value and with a 14 day return period there really is no reason to factor in resale on a depreciating asset like a phone.
 

Hater

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You will never recoup that $150 in resale value and with a 14 day return period there really is no reason to factor in resale on a depreciating asset like a phone.
$150 between sizes in the second hand iPhone realm isn't too much an ask up to about 3 years old. It's more about not having a re-occurring cost, anyway.
 

iwayne

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Just to update everyone, this morning I got in line at an AT&T store 6 minutes before it opened and walked out with a 256Gb iPhone in 10 minutes. It took me less time to go get the iPhone X than it did to place the order online.
 
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