Do the upgrade program through Apple or Verizon?

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  1. bammargera3176 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I am going to be getting the new iPhone when it is released this fall and i was wondering if anyone has any opinion on if its better to do the upgrade program through Apple or through your carrier (Verizon for me). I am going to be leaving my two year contract with ATT due to family reasons and will be joining other family members lines on Verizon. I definitely want to do the upgrade program so i can get a new phone every year, i just dont know if there is a general consensus if its better to do it thru Apple or Verizon. I'm assuming the prices may be pretty similar, maybe it might come down to better customer service?
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    Apple's iPhone upgrade program includes Apple Care+ so cost is around 4$/month more. In my case i have got my wife's phone on iPhone upgrade program as sometimes she is careless with her phone. Mine is on AT&T yearly upgrade!
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Apple, comes unlocked and no upgrade fees.
     
  4. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I bought my 7 through the IUP this time. My last two phones were trough carriers. I now prefer to have AppleCare and Apple support, in general, when things go wrong. Also, I much prefer to not be tied to a carrier. I have the freedom with the IUP to tell the carrier to take a hike, if they provide bad service.
     
  5. bammargera3176 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm confused - so if I do it thru apple I don't have to deal with the carrier, even with paying for data and stuff? The new line I would be joining on Verizon already has four other people in it so I want to take advantage of that having a lower price due to it being a family line size instead of it just being myself dealing with apple? That's if you do it thru apple and you only deal with them and no carrier
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You pay for the phone through Apple, and your phone bill (data plan etc.) is paid for and handled through Verizon.
     
  7. Glideslope macrumors 601

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    Being on Verizon you will have a "Global" Unlocked phone. CDMA and GSM. Although I'm not certain if you have to turn in the phone with Apple Upgrade if you go the full 24 payments? :apple:
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You only have to turn in the phone if you want upgrade early. Once you make all the payments, the phone is yours.
     

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