Buy Verizon iPhone 5 Unsubsidized in USA?

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

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030

    Starfyre

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    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

    Southernboyj

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    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

    Starfyre

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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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