Carrier Buy Verizon phone without Verizon service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gizmotoy, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    Is it possible to head to an Apple store and buy a Verizon phone outright without signing up for/having existing Verizon service? My area has tons of Verizon phones available in all sizes/colors, but little for other services. Verizon phones are unlocked and universal, but you can't order one from the website without some kind of Verizon service.

    Does anyone know if the store just sell you one at full price if you just show up?

    I know the stock online is just for online orders, but given how many they seem to have, it's probably likely the store has some walk-in stock.
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    When I purchased a Verizon iPhone 6 Plus, I didn't have a verizon account and I told them I was going to buy it outright. So they did not ask me anything in regards if I had an account with Verizon. And I was able to walk out with the phone. I am on AT&T Network.
  3. Gizmotoy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    Interesting. Exactly the information I was looking for, thanks!
  4. newellj, Nov 6, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2014

    newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    If you pay full retail, you can walk out of the store without a VZW contract, without any activation, without even opening the shrink wrap.

    You can't do this at a VZW store, though.
  5. maestroX2 macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2014
    Yes. I saw plenty of people buy Verizon Phone at full price. They keep buying. They allow 2 per transaction and 10 total per day per person.
  6. solodogg macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    Best Buy will allow this without activation, and will price match Apple. Done it for the last 3 phone releases.
  7. cc999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008

    Same here, the result is the best unlocked phone available!

  8. warchieft2k macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    thats good to know, i want the verizon/sprint iphone 7, but i have ATT

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