Eligible for Upgrade, Should I pre-order from AT&T website or Apple Website?

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  1. SteelBusNole macrumors member

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    I am eligible for an upgrade as I am currently running with a 3gs. Should I pre-order from AT&T website or Apple Website?

    Or since I am already on an AT&T plan, can I only pre-order from AT&T?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can pre-order from either Apple or AT&T. I have more faith in Apple handling the transaction/delivery properly that AT&T, so that is where I plan to order.
     
  3. SteelBusNole thread starter macrumors member

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    So if I order on Apple, the phone will be ready for use on my AT&T plan?
     
  4. Type X macrumors regular

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    The problem with the last 4 dropped was regardless of who you went through, at&t's "upgrade verification server" was unable to process the traffic going through it.

    As an AT&T user you have 4 options

    Apple.com
    wireless.att.com
    The Apple store app on the iphone
    & AT&T upgrade app ( coming out tonight) in the app store

    Last year the att direct site worked fine for me.
    Good luck.
     
  5. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    Does At&T get the phone to you on launch day like Apple?
     
  6. SteelBusNole thread starter macrumors member

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    And is it ready to go? As far as sim cards or whatever is needed.
     
  7. woodekm, Oct 5, 2011
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    woodekm macrumors 65816

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    ATT (And Apple for that matter) wouldnt let me purchase from Apple last time because of my company discount (FAN). I had to go through ATT.

    Hopefully things have changed.
     
  8. Type X macrumors regular

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    I received mine 2 days before the apple store when the 4 dropped.
     
  9. SteelBusNole thread starter macrumors member

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    Is pre-ordering through AT&T going to be at 12am PST time on Friday as well?
     
  10. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't order from AT&T. I remember people's orders being delayed for both the 3GS and 4. Just go through Apple. It's a much smoother experience.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes. If it works like last time with the iPhone 4, the new phone will come with a new SIM. You just plug it in to iTunes and activate.

    iOS 5 is supposed to support activation over the air (without iTunes), so you may just need to turn on the new phone and click activate.
     
  12. iPhonedHome macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if you can pre-order through Apple and pick it up in store or is it delivery only?
     

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