Apple Store - Can you activate your 6s in store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tx2005, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. tx2005 macrumors member

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    I've been checking appointments for the Apple Upgrade Program and finally got myself an appointment for a 128gb 6s + this afternoon.

    Assuming I'm approved in store, will I be able to have the phone activated in the Apple store or do I need to take it to an AT&T store? I already have a mobile share value plan so it should be pretty simple to switch out my active devices.
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

    MuGeN PoWeR

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    it will be activated there and then.
     
  3. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to go to the AT&T store. Apple will handle it.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

    nburwell

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    You should be able to walk out of the Apple Store with your 6s+ activated. Unless they have a problem activating the phone, that's the only reason I would see for them to send to you to the AT&T Store.
     
  5. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

    SisterBlue22

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    Don't even need to unseal the box or switch sim cards. IMEI's are now automatically sent to the carrier...no need to even contact AT&T. You'll see your old phone flip to "No Service" and the new one will be active. Took the AT&T website a day to catch up, but it now knows I have a 6s Plus and I never contacted them at all. It was pretty cool to take a sealed box home with an activated phone inside.
     

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