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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pees330, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Pees330 macrumors 6502

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    I was on the Apple online store and chatted with one of their Apple experts. Here's the conversation that took place.

    You are chatting with Devon, an Apple Expert

    Hi, my name is Devon. Welcome to Apple!
    Devon: How may I help you today?
    You: I was wondering, can i buy the iPhone in the Apple online store only if I'm a new ATT customer?
    Devon: You can purchase the iPhone, then take it to AT&T to sign up for service.
    You: So i pick my service plan at the ATT store not online at Apple.com
    Devon: Right, that would be done through AT&T.
    You: Will applecare be an option for the iPhone
    Devon: I don't have any information on that.
    You: Ok thanks for your time
    Devon: You're welcome.
    Devon: Thank you for visiting the Apple Store. We appreciate your business. Have a great weekend!

    Hopefully this will help some people who are trying to choose between camping at a store or just buying one online.
     
  2. TenaciousPZ macrumors regular

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    WTF......

    So much for buying it with a 2 year contract....
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    WTH happens if one doesn't have good enough credit after buying the iPhone?
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    return it, or have a $500/600 iPod :)
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    True.Just wondering if the WiFi can still be used.
     
  6. TenaciousPZ macrumors regular

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    This is why they need to release the rates!!!!!!!!

    This is confusing. Why would ANYONE buy the phone from Apple when all they have to do is get it from At&t and hook it up immediately eliminating all hassle.

    Also this destroys the notion of the required contract for the price. You can quite clearly "buy" the phone without service or contract. Interesting.

    I really hope they have pre-paid option, even if its ****** and 100 dollars per month
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    From several of the rumors, have a $500/600 broken iPod. :D

    The rumors may be false, but in my experience, its generally true that GSM phones refuse to operate without a valid SIM card....
     
  8. hatcher146 macrumors 6502

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    im pretty sure you can also activate the iPhone over the phone once you recieve it in the mail, i might be wrong though.
     
  9. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    What if you already have cingular? can you just pop your sim in, or do you still have to take it to a store?
     
  10. cyclone84 macrumors regular

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    That is an excellent question that I would also love to be answered.
     
  11. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    the patent on the battery allows you to call AT&T to report a stolen iPod. They can then remotely keep the unit from charging.

    If you don't sign up for a contract with AT&T, don't count on them turning on the iPod.
     
  12. Peace macrumors Core

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    If the iPhone hasn't been activated through AT&T how do they send data to it to disable the charging ?
     
  13. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    Noone knows if thats actually built into the iPhone though...seems a tad too late to be part of it.
     
  14. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Why would you not be able to use it?

    And to the comment of a return it or use it as $600 ipod. I'd sell on ebay for $700 and put that towards a new Apple laptop. Then again $600 you can get your self a Archos 704/5 WiFi with 40gig hd 7in screen and a full Opera browswer with flash, and apple codect support, or the smaller 604/605 wifi with a 4.3in wide screen. Or a 30gig umpc running linux.
     

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