Buying in USA

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  1. Dentifrice macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'll be in USA for several weeks and I was thinking about buying an apple watch there (because it's way cheaper). Now it seems you just can't go pickup one without a reservation.

    So I was planning doing this but you need a USA base phone number (for online reservation)...and I don't have one.

    As you might know, there are a lot of apps that give the possibility to have a US phone number. Problem is, for this reservation, you need to send a text to a phone number that is not a 10 digits number like "83372".

    Unfortunately, all apps I tried refuse to send text messages if it's not a 10 digits number...

    Do you know any apps that can send message to theses special phone numbers ?

    Or is it possible for me to go directly to a Apple store in USA and take a reservation without doing this online process ?

    Thanks
     
  2. rossihvac macrumors regular

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    Buy a SIM card from the states and reserve it with that number
     
  3. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    Do you know anyone in the US with a number you could use? I have a US Skype number but I can't send sms from it to help you :(.
     
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  6. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    Can the phone in your hotel not receive and send texts?
     
  7. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    Hotel phones aren't cell phones ...
     
  8. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    How about myphonedesktop? It costs 5.00 but maybe that would work? Says you can send and receive but I haven't tried it or checked the reviews.
     
  9. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    I think you can also send and receive texts through googlevoice ... Have you tried that?
     
  10. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    I forgot about my magicjack! I can send sms to and receive them from the US on that. Let me know if you want to try using that number??
     
  11. Night Spring, Jun 20, 2015
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  12. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    Not sure how long you will be in the US but maybe walk in the first day to make a reservation ...
     
  13. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone!

    I'll try to make a reservation with the alternatives above and if it doesn't work, I'll just walk in and try!!

    and just for testing purpose, I tried to make a reservation with my canadian phone and the process worked all the way... But I didn't do the last step. Maybe it will work... Or I'll have a error message when I confirm...
     
  14. dthmtlgod macrumors 6502

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    The other day i made a reservation and got one, but then bought a second one for my wife without a reservation.
     
  15. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried with a lot of apps and I never gets the answer back from Apple. The only way I have a answer is when I use the real Message app from my iphone...

    I'll just walk in and see what happens
     
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  17. Anya B macrumors 6502

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    Can't you buy a cheap throw away mobile/cell in the US? In the UK you can buy a Pay as you Go mobile for £4.99.
     
  18. PirateP macrumors 6502

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    I'll give you a number if you want. I have two mobile numbers, and I'm happy to help.
     
  19. 3under2 macrumors regular

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    I love how awesome members here are! Always willing to help <3.
     
  20. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FYI, I went to an apple store here in Canada and they wanted to sell me all the apple watches I wanted right away without reservation. I supposed it's the same thing in the US.
     
  21. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got my apple watch yesterday without reservation!

    Thanks you all!
     
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  23. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this watch is just awesome. Way better than I though !

    So hot !!!
     
  24. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know if buy applecare+ for apple watch in USA, is it valid in Canada?

    The guy at apple store told me that's it's only valid in the country I buy it. So I would have to buy it in canada...
     

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