Buy Verizon iPhone 5 Unsubsidized in USA?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    If you have a grandfathered unlimited plan and want to get the iPhone 5 at unsubsidized pricing, is it possible to buy it from an Apple store? Could you do it at the Apple Store online or do you have to go to a physical box location? Or would I have to go buy it at a Verizon store?
  2. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    You can buy it from an Apple Store/Verizon/Best Buy/RadioShack/etc.
    The problem is getting them to SALE you an unsubsidized iPhone 5. They want their commission money from upgrades/new contracts. I went through hell getting mine the other day.

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  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    So basically, buy unsubsidized from Apple Store is best bet?

    Do I have to do any instore activation or can I activate myself from home? How does the process work?
  4. Lyshen macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    If you buy device only, activation does not need to be done at the store.
  5. cowbellallen macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    FWIW I can't find any store in Dallas with them in stock. It also will not let me preorder on any website online without signing a new contract.
  6. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    That's not true. I was able to do it on the Apple site. Click "Replace with a phone on my current line" or something like that.
  7. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    Bought my unsubisdized phone from the Verizon web site. No problems.
  8. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2009
    I also purchased mine from Verizon's web site for full price. No problems what's so ever.
  9. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    Buy it from the Verizon Website or from an Apple Store. The Apple store is prob the best bet and don't care how you buy your phone.

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