Free iPhone 4 16GB Say whaaaaat?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by d0r1en0, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. d0r1en0 macrumors member

    d0r1en0

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    So, im making the switch from my trusty old sidekick to an iPhone. Placed my order on the phone with AT&T monday morning. Rep, waived my activation fee, and i had a $0 deposit for my "good credit" which, i dont even really have any.

    They charged me $251.17 for my iPhone. It sat in the "pending" state on my bank statement. Checked my account today, to see if i got my direct deposit early from my job, (pay periods are the 5th & 20th) and what do you know, the $251.17 has been dropped from pending, and is back into my account.

    Check the order status for my phone, its out this morning for delivery. Call up my bank, they say call the merchant, to make sure they've recieved their funds. Thats just what i do, and they say they have a status of "Paid" and they dont send out phones, especially iPhone w/o payment.

    Looks like there system had it pending too long, and registered it as paid, then my bank dropped it off my charges and put it back in my account. I stressed to at&t to make sure i wouldnt be charged later down the line for the phone, and they assured me everything is good over on their billing side.

    Im going to let it sit for a while though before i touch it, just to be on the safe side.
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  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry, they'll get it. Happens like this sometimes but they always manage to yank out the funds.
     
  3. d0r1en0 thread starter macrumors member

    d0r1en0

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    I figured that, thats why im going to leave it alone, even thought they claim, its all taken care of. i guess only time will tell.
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Yea don't get too excited. It'll be back out by Monday.
     
  5. alangrehan macrumors regular

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    :D

    Yeah. They won't forget to take your money :p

    I reckon you would get a few people who would think they made a mistake and spend it only for it to be taken out a week later. :eek:
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the same thing happened to me. A couple days later, the money goes bye-bye:eek:
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  8. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that was a pre auth. It'll be back.

    Sorry, no free lunch.
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    they will take your money don't you worry about it...
     
  10. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    yea dont get too excited...same thing happened to me.
     
  11. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

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    They'll be back....WITH WEAPONS *Arnold Voice*
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Has happened to me with every single thing I have ever got on Apple.com
     
  13. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    That's what she said. :eek:
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D
     
  15. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    I thought the same thing. Maybe they won't notice! LOL! Sure enough a week later the funds came out. Damn commerce! :D
     

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