Carrier ATT Value Share Plan Pre-order

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Craiger, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Craiger macrumors 6502a

    Craiger

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    Does anyone know from past experience if I will be able to pre-order an ATT iphone at full price from Apple since I am on the value share plan?

    I have always had more luck pre-ordering from Apple so I don't really want to deal with ATT. When I go to Apple.com today, it seems to only give me an option of paying 199 when I put my phone number and billing zip in.

    There also doesn't appear to be a way to use ATT next when ordering from apple. Maybe this is something they will implement during this next launch.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

    rui no onna

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    Yeah, hoping they'd allow online ordering without requiring you to sign up for a contract. I've just never seen Apple do it online at launch though. Alas, aside from the subsidy, I do believe Apple gets additional money from carriers for new 2 year contracts or renewals so there's a huge incentive for prioritizing contract phones.

    Personally, if I do end up getting one, I'm thinking of getting the unlocked Verizon version for use on AT&T Share Value. Hmm, anyone here know if the Verizon iPhone needs to be activated with Verizon during initial setup?
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    This is what I'm hoping for as well.
     
  4. Kryckter macrumors 6502

    Kryckter

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    In order to use NEXT I thought you had to go through the carrier? I could be wrong or they could change it but I thought that is how it works now... :confused:
     
  5. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    On 5s launch day, to do what you're describing, the T-Mobile model was the only one you could order online contract free. But it was exactly the same as the AT&T model and fully unlocked, so all you had to do was throw away the T-Mobile sim that came with it and insert your AT&T sim and you were good to go.
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    Well, maybe it's pie-in-the-sky, but I'm hoping that can be worked out with Apple by the launch date.
     
  7. Kryckter macrumors 6502

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    After thinking about it, I dont think this is so much a pie in the sky. Too many people are on this plan now, they will have to incorporate it.
     
  8. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    Agreed. AT&T is actively discouraging contract plans now, it seems.
     

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