Do you think the iPhone will ever be sold online again?

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  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I want an iPhone, though, I don't want to trek all the way down to the Apple store just to get one (am I the only person here that loathes the Apple Store?). I understand their desire to prevent the "jail-breaks" that hurt theirs and ATT's margins, but I would imagine the lack of online availability would hurt them more, in the long run.

    eBay isn't an option.
     
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    seeing that you are from chicago you should have no problem finding an at&t store = to buy one. from what i hear they are now readily available in those at&t stores, i just got a new one this morning from an at&t in my local area
     
  4. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ahhh - I didn't know they were available in ATT stores. I think there's about 30 within a 5 mile radius of me :D

    thanks guys
     
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    what would be the requirements to purchase from this "premier store"
     
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    Best Buy?
     
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I understand your feelings. There's something about the Apple employees, which I rather keep a good distance from. I think these guys spend their off-time hugging trees and smoking some hashish.
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    ATT stores and Best Buy. I guarantee that you're near one.
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    I'm hoping your forgot your sarcasm tag !
     
  12. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  13. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    quick question:

    my company requires that I sign up for ATTs unlimited "data plan", along with the voice plan. From what they describe it as, I understand the data plan is for texting, internet and email usage, etc, but is it also intended for broadband internet usage (ie: tethering the iPhone to the laptop and using it as a internet proxy)?

    I ask because I'm currently paying Verizon wireless for wireless broadband service for my MacBook Pro. If I can cancel that and use ATTs service for wireless broadband, that would be beautiful.
     
  14. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

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    The iPhone 3G data plan is unlimited...you just have to add a texting plan.

    Also, AT&T does not have a tethering option for the iPhone at this time.
     
  15. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    If you are eligible for upgrade, you can order it online and have it shipped to you. But not with a new plan. Interesting because I just ordered mine online as an upgrade. :)

    Edit: My mistake.. Yeah I'm a 'premier' member because we get employee discount from International Paper.
     
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    :cool:
     

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