Can I Do All Activations, and Pay Deposit From Home?

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  1. DocDoom macrumors regular

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    Im thinking of getting an iPhone 3gs. I have no credit, and have to pay a deposit fee to At&t. Can i just order an iPhone online from At&t, and then call at&t and pay the deposit through the phone with my debit card, when i get the iPhone? and can i do all the plan activations and account settings through the phone without having to go out to any At&t store??
     
  2. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    what do you mean deposit fee?

    Do you mean the activation fee? you can pay that online.

    they still do a credit check on you online, it will ask for your SS#
     
  3. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think its called a deposit fee, i did a credit check online on there website, and stated that i have to pay a 500$ fee, because of my low credit, which i will receive back after paying all bills after a year. Can i pay this fee over the phone after i get my iphone, or cna i pay it through itunes?
     
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    you will prob. have to go down to an AT&T to handle this transaction.
     
  5. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    I tried to purchase through Apple's site and ATT and both said I needed to leave a deposit. I called ATT and they said if a deposit is required, it has to be paid in person. You have to go to either an Apple or ATT store.
     
  6. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    OO..so can i just pay the deposit fee at the store, then order the iphone online, and activate it once i get it?
     
  7. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just purchase the iphone from att (if they have one) right after you put down the deposit?
     
  8. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would just rather order it online, that way i could receive it and do all the opening and un packing myself..im weird like dat lol...so, can i just pay the deposit fee at the store, then, og home and order the iphone online, and activate it once i get it?
     
  9. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone...?? can i just pay the deposit fee at the store, then, or home and order the iphone online, and activate it once i get it?
     
  10. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Uh, no? Why would that be possible? To pay a deposit on something, you have to be buying something, right?

    The deposit is paid upon registering a contract for your iPhone with AT&T. So, basically, no.

    Just buy the phone at the store. It'll be sealed! You can open it yourself either way.
     
  11. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    But doesnt the ATT rep open it for you, in order to activate it? or do they just scan the barcode on the box?
     
  12. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    They open the box in store to activate the phone unless you buy the phone out right at the no commitment price.
     
  13. DocDoom thread starter macrumors regular

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    What..???
     
  14. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    If you buy the phone with a 2 year contract they open the box to activate the phone. You can buy an iPhone at a no contract price which is $599 for the 16gig an $699 for the 32gig. They do not activate the phone, they just hand it to you.
     

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