Best Way to Buy iPhone 7?

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  1. Tapiture macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 7 at the beginning of next month and I'm wondering what the best way to buy it is. I have a Verizon data plan to activate it on but I'm a bit aprehensive about getting it from Verizon because they never have good deals. What is the most cost effective way/place to buy an iPhone?
     
  2. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    Look around online and see who has the best deal. I did Verizon payment plan just to be able to upgrade to a new iPhone each year. The deal I got from them at the time was an iPhone 7 plus for $20/mo. Couldn't pass that up. Got one for my wife too. Do a little research, it's a good time to find a deal.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I purchased the sim free version direct from Apple and at the same time traded in my 6+. I guess a lot depends on your finances so you may be better off getting it from Verizon on a month to month pay plan.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If you're looking to save some money and don't mind purchasing a used iPhone 7, Swappa is a good resource for used phones in general.

    However, if you're looking to buy brand new, I would suggest going to your local Apple Store and purchase directly from them.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Verizon was advertising a promotion for a trade in on an older device for a bill credit. You could check with your Verizon and see if that's still applicable. Which would ultimately reduce the cost of the iPhone 7.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do you have a device to sell or trade in?
     
  7. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a 5S that I'm currently using because my 7 was stolen, but I don't think that would be worth much.
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Buy it unlocked at Apple store
     
  9. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow how'd you get that? I'm looking and the regular 7s are 27 dollars a month.
     
  10. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    The week before Christmas if you can believe it! I even called them 3 times to verify the deal was legit and I wasn't being an idiot and reading it wrong. Full price the first 2-3 mos, after 2 billing cycles it went to $20/mo. I picked up 2, 7 plus phones. Both matte black, 128g.
     
  11. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow! You lucky SOB :p
     
  12. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    Without a doubt!!!!
     
  13. Appurushido macrumors regular

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    If your 5S suffices for now, why not wait a few more months and get a 7S or 8 when they come out? They are almost going to be the same price you pay for the 7 now, give or take, and you won't have buyers remorse.

    If I were you I would just hold off. It's way too close for me to consider ever doing that.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    There will be more incentives and special deals then as well.
     
  15. eswank macrumors 6502

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    Starting on May 21, you can get a $100 Target gift card if you go in store and activate a new phone on either Verizon or Sprint. I was going to do it today but AT&T isn't eligible for this promotion. Good luck!
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think this seems logical. Especially being June is upon us and that leaves approximately 3 1/2 months until the debut of the iPhone 8. Unless somebody really wanted the iPhone 7 for whatever reason, I would easily hold off and use whatever device I can, until knowing what the iPhone 8 would offer. (Assuming the OP is interested in waiting for the iPhone 8.)
     
  17. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that those new phones are coming out but I really can't wait. My 5S is in terrible condition and I can't imagine using it for 4 months.
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Perhaps buy an SE and then sell it if the new models are compelling enough in the autumn?
     
  19. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    Op why not wait til the iPhone 8 comes out? Only have about 4 months left.
     

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