Found a Loop Hole!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DSchwartz88, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

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    Service may be cancelled after 14 days but within 30 days and early termination fee will be waived, but equipment may not be returned.

    Throughts? Ideas?
     
  2. retnuh730 macrumors regular

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    Enjoy your $600 iPod.
     
  3. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok you have commented on every damn post ive made, please be respectful, if you recall i wanted to use this as everything but my phone including planner, email, ipod, and then get a contract when my current one with verizon ends. Please be respectful of my posts and other peoples posts and please stop with the sarcasm

    Thanks,

    Daniel
     
  4. Moze macrumors member

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    The better idea is to do what others have been talking about...

    Getting a discounted phone prior to getting the iphone, sell it or keep it. Also get iphone (it isn't discounted anyway). You'll have a 2 year contract regardless, you might as well get a cheap phone out of it.
     
  5. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    How do you know the iPod will continue to work on the phone?
     
  6. athanacius macrumors member

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    Are you serious about this? I dont wish to sign the 2 year contract. :confused:
     
  7. digitgirl macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure that you can return it if you bought it at the Apple store
    they will charge a 10% restocking fee. If open from box.
    If you buy it at an AT&T store I don't know what there policies will be.
     
  8. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I have a strong feeling that cancelled contract + resyncing with iTunes = expensive paperweight.
     
  9. Moze macrumors member

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    A 2 year contract is required with the iphone. Doesn't even matter if you have an existing contract with AT&T.
     
  10. appleii2mac macrumors regular

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    The question is will it continue to work w/o a working cell phone. AT&T could in theory disable the SIM remotely.
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    What happens if you pay out $600, get home and fail the online registration/credit check, I wonder if the 10% restocking fee will be waived?
     
  12. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    keep dreaming. their contract states that if you cancel in the 1st 30 days you have to turn in any equipment you bought with that contract. so they'll refund you the cost of the iPhone, probably minus more than 10%, and say peace out. you don't get to keep it unless you pay an ETF.
     
  13. mpw Guest

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    I'm guessing that once registered the SIM will allow the syncing with iTunes even if cancelled at 14days. You still won't be able to use the phone function as the 'dead' SIM needs to be in place so you can't put another SIM in. WiFi should work I reckon as this isn't a phone function.
     
  14. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    They can make any features they want conditional on an active sim card. They could well disable everything but the start screen if the contract is cancelled. We have to wait for someone to gamble and try it.
     
  15. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    If you want it without contract then it seems you're looking at:

    cost of ipod + tax + connection fee + $175 cancellation fee +/- interim line rental costs = At least $750 for a 4Gb nano on steroids.
     
  16. mpw Guest

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    Maybe, I'm guessing, but how would the handset know? if you don't connect to the iTMS account linked to the iPhone registration after canceling it can't can it?
     
  17. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I contacted ATT directly yesterday and was connected to the iPhone Customer Service Manager. Very Nice Lady. She said they have been getting alot vof calls regarding the phone locking up. She said that once it is activated, it would continue working even if you cancelled the plan. I gave her the scenario of getting it as a GoPhone and then leaving to go abroad. She said i could still use it as an iPod and movie played just not as a phone or get any EDGE data.
     
  18. mpw Guest

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    Seems like she's contradicting what feelthefire's been reading in the contract.:confused:

    What's a GoPhone? Is that AT&T's PAYG service, if it means changing the SIM then Apple have made it clear that it won't work??

    Looks like AT&T staff are confused, I still say everybody just needs to wait. Not long now and members here will be giving definite answers....some of which will disagree:D
     
  19. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No GoPhone has a Pick Your Plan option which is just prepaying for a month of service with no contract with the same SIM, as in you would activate it as a GoPhone with the existing sim. Look it up on the website. ATT and Apple documentation said the GoPhone option is allowed only once you fail a credit check. So its possible i just need to fail a credit check which i cant
     
  20. mpw Guest

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    OK sounds like that'd work then. We don't have similar plans here, it's either contract or straight PAYG.
     
  21. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  22. mpw Guest

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    No. I'm in europe, with no real desire for one right now or the spare cash :(
     
  23. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    if you fail the online credit check, you have to go to an AT&T store and pay the deposit. I would assume that restocking fee will not be waived as you can get a credit check before opening the box.
     
  24. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

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    From AT&T Sales Training Guide PDF thing that's floating around...

    Returns/Exchange
    The return policy for iPhone will mirror Apple’s return policy. The return policy for iPhone is very different from the AT&T return policy for other devices. Regardless of where iPhone is purchased, customers will receive the same return policy.

    Details

    There is a 14-day return policy on iPhone and the Apple-branded Bluetooth Headset, (which are collectively referred to as Apple-branded equipment).

    You can return your iPhone or Apple-branded Bluetooth Headset within 14 days for a full refund, but there is a 10% re-stocking fee if the box has been opened. Returns must have all original equipment. ​
     
  25. GatorDeb macrumors member

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    Are you sure about this? I'm a Cingular customer and as far as I know, if you cancel within 30 days you have to pay retail for the phone (i.e. if you got a free Sync, you are charged the ~$300 (or whatever the retail price is) if you don't return it (because those have a 30 day return policy). But I've never heard that you have to -return- the equipment... what are they going to do, put you in jail? I assume other carriers work this way. Since the iPhone is NOT discounted, it'd be interesting to know if you can do this. I'd actually be interested in this... the iPhone can do the following:

    * WiFi - browsing, email
    * Word and PDF viewer
    * Video iPod

    That I'd be interested in, all in that gorgeous screen. I wonder if those features would continue to work. Someone try it :) Once you take into account the price of a video Nano (~$250) and a device that plays videos in big screens like Archos devices (~$250) and the browsing, email, and PDF viewing, $600 just for those three things doesn't look bad at all.


    Would this work in setting up an extra line and cancelling it? Hhhmmm...
     

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