Do you have to activate when you order or can you wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacLifer, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. MacLifer macrumors member

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    I am not eligible for the full discounted upgrade until sometime around mid-October.

    I was wondering if you could order the iPhone 5 on the Apple site for the full discounted price now, and wait until you receive it to activate it. Given that shipping is 3-4 weeks anyway, I would probably be eligible for the full discounted upgrade when it arrives.

    Or do I need to wait until my exact full discounted upgrade eligibility date before even ordering the phone?
     
  2. cbw87 macrumors member

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    I imagine if you call your carrier they would understand and pre-order you one for your eligibility date. Can't imagine you're going to have any luck with the website.
     
  3. MacLifer thread starter macrumors member

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    You mean actually talk to a real-life human being. :p
     
  4. 87am macrumors regular

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    Absolutely not. You will get charged your qualified price at the time of the order.
     

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