Carrier Anyone Pre Order iPad Air 2 from Verizon?

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  1. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone pre ordered a iPad air 2 from verizon? Ive been searching through the forums and can't find anyone that has. I ended up pre ordering one through Verizon, and for some reason the ship date is 10/31, tho the release date is this coming week. Anyone know the reason for this?
     
  2. rotation macrumors member

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    Why would anybody do this? Its a carrier nuetral device. Unless Verizon is somehow subsidizing your tablet LOL
     
  3. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    Verizon is subsidizing. It looks like $100 off with a two year contract.

    For the OP, Verizon tells you the available date on their website:

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  4. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what exactly is funny? verizon offers edge on tablets, so i didn't have to pay the full amount out of pocket. And i plan on keeping the air 2 for a few years, so in my situation verizon edge on the tablet is perfect for me.
     
  5. rotation macrumors member

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    That's a horrible deal. That contract is worth thousands.
     
  6. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what the ship date is for my air 2, i just don't understand why its a week after the iPad launches. I ordered right when pre orders went up so i know its not limited stock, or shipping dates slipped
     
  7. rotation macrumors member

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    So you will sign a 2 year contract requiring you to pay so many $ a month for basically the lifetime of the device?




    Perhaps you've done the math, but in the past these kind of deals (I've seen) end up screwing people just to save a buck.
     
  8. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon edge isn't a contract. Instead of paying $629 right out of pocket, i am paying $629 over several months. Its the same thing as buying a iPad with a credit card. You can pay it off whenever you want.
     
  9. rotation macrumors member

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    Interesting, I've never heard of this.


    Sadly I'm stuck on contract with ATT with my 5s because of family. It's pretty cheap to add another 3GB data to our collective cap but I wonder about this.
     
  10. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its pretty nice having this option. Especially not having an extra charges.
     
  11. Dgoins1 macrumors regular

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    I did edge too hope they ship sooner than that 10/31 I'll keep my eye on my iconic page
     
  12. paula6989 macrumors newbie

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    Also ordered Edge and have a ship date of 10/31. Bummer. :(
     
  13. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    10/31 just seems odd since they are released this week! Hopefully they ship sooner.
     
  14. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    It's a practical way of purchasing the unit. Pay over time and get a new one in two years or so.

    Verizon sucks in so many ways but they are giving $100 bucks off for a 2 year contract.
     
  15. jplevine macrumors member

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    I ordered through Verizon to save the $100 as well. Either way I pay $10/month to put on my account, so might as well save the $100.

    I too am disappointed they don't ship until 10/31. I just called customer service for our small business account and confirmed again that date. I don't understand why the delay when for iPhones, they ship same day as Apple ships to customers. Curious to hear if others have heard this. VZW said I could purchase from Apple, but I wouldn't get the $100 savings (I'll wait the extra week).
     
  16. flur macrumors 68000

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    To be clear, you still have to sign a 2-year contract to do Edge, and you don't get a device discount. The only benefit is that you don't have to pay in full for the device upfront.

    With the regular 2-year (non-Edge) contract, you get $100 off the device. If you already have a share plan, this can be a good deal as it only costs $10 to add the device to your plan.
     
  17. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To be clear, you still have to sign a 2-year contract to do Edge, and you don't get a device discount. The only benefit is that you don't have to pay in full for the device upfront.
    With the regular 2-year (non-Edge) contract, you get $100 off the device. If you already have a share plan, this can be a good deal as it only costs $10 to add the device to your plan.[/QUOTE

    You have two years to pay it off, but you can pay it off at anytime. So really it isn't a contact.
     
  18. flur macrumors 68000

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    You have to keep service with them for 2 years, regardless of when you pay off the device.
     
  19. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i payed off my old iPad air which was on edge, and cancelled the entire line, way before two years. If you only have 1 device on your plan then you need to keep the line?
     
  20. flur macrumors 68000

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    Yep.

    From the FAQ:
    Does the Verizon Edge program require an agreement?

    Yes, when you participate in the Verizon Edge program, you will enter a 24-month Verizon Edge Agreement. However, this agreement is different from traditional 2-year service contracts because you can upgrade after 30 days with Edge, provided you have paid for 75% of the device and return your existing device in good working condition. Customers must have and maintain a Verizon Wireless service agreement when they purchase a device under Verizon Edge.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/Equipment/vz-edge.html
     
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  22. jplevine macrumors member

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    Mine now says completed, but no updated ship date or tracking information.
     
  23. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  24. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you order from Verizon? And did you receive a email saying it shipped?
     
  25. jplevine macrumors member

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    My order now has a Fedex tracking # (ordered through Verizon small business account). I imagine it will go out tomorrow and be delivered Tuesday as it is supposed to be overnight shipping.
     

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