Buying iPhone off contract?

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  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Can you buy an iPhone off-contract with AT&T online at apple.com and pickup in store? I'm having trouble doing that. It seems you cannot.
     
  2. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    You purchase the T-Mobile one full price. The T-Mobile one is GSM unlocked, so it will work with AT&T
     
  3. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    You won't be able to purchase an AT&T off-contract iPhone online, but if you are able to find an Apple Store that has it in stock, you are able to buy it "device only". As for online, the T-Mobile GSM version is Unlocked and meant to work with AT&T as well.
     
  4. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    T-mobile is the only one you can buy online. In the store you can full price for any of them.
     
  5. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    no such option currently...
     
  6. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh so i can buy full retail at an apple store?
     
  7. ceaguila macrumors member

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    so the T-mobile will work with ATT?

    I want to do this and also trade in my 5s. How would I go about this?

    I can't to that online?
     
  8. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    You can buy it online as well. Just choose this option:
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    IF you trade in your iPhone, you will have to do it in store.
     
  9. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    the contract-free iphone will work with at&t?
     
  10. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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  11. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    Yes. it will work with AT&T
     
  12. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    looks like only the 128gb option is available to me. But the 64gb AT&T option is available. Is it possible to buy off-contract phone in store?
     
  13. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    So correct me if I'm wrong...

    Buy T-Mobile "no contract" phone from Apple Store and it'll work on any GSM

    Buy any Verizon "no contract" phone and it'll work with Verizon, AT&T, & T-Mobile but these can't be bought at an Apple Store, only at Best Buy.

    Buy any AT&T phone at full retail from Apple Store and it'll be unlocked to any GSM

    Is this right?
     
  14. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the AT&T phones come unlocked. Only the Verizon or T-Mobile.

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    You can buy it in store, if it's in stock.
     
  15. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    Can you get a Verizon "device only" in an Apple Store? I was reading a thread where they mentioned AT&T "device only" but there's too much mixed info out there.
     
  16. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    You can only buy the T-Mobile full price in the Apple Store. Once again, the T-Mobile FULL PRICE/CONTRACT FREE works for AT&T.
     
  17. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    You can buy a Verizon full price in an Apple Store.
     
  18. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    Can you reserve one on Apple.com and then just request to pay full price for it at the store when you pick it up?

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    And a full price one means it'll come unlocked right? And it'll work on T-Mobile or AT&T as well?
     
  19. dokindo macrumors regular

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    I have essentially the same question - How can I purchase a verizon "device only" phone on apple.com for store pickup? It seems like I would need to provide verizon account details, which I don't have.

    Alternatively, is there a way to purchase an ATT phone for non-contract price on apple.com for store pickup?
     
  20. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Not possible to reserve one for in store pickup. You can only reserve and pickup the T-Mobile which will be unlocked for use on any GSM carrier (ie won't work with Verizon)

    To buy a Verizon or ATT model for full non contract price you need to Apple Store.
     
  21. Probs1 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 6 plus 128G full price by calling Verizon. They ordered it in minutes. Doesn't ship until end of October, but whatever. The phone carriers are happy to sell you one at full price.
     
  22. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Purchased in AT&T store day of launch got my 128gb iPhone 6 paid in full.
     
  23. VasectomyLove macrumors member

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    I got mine off apple.com/ you gotta get that version off apple or else it will be locked to T-Mobile - I can put my wife's AT&T sim in my t-moible i6+ and it works flawlessly
     

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