Friend purchasing iPhone 5s for me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GallagherJ, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. GallagherJ macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Was wondering if it was possible for a friend to purchase a new iPhone 5s for me. He was planning on standing in line the night before launch. I currently have an iPhone 5 that is not eligible for upgrade on at&t. Would he be able to pick the phone up for the un-subsidized price, or would I have to be there? Could he just purchase an unlocked version and then I could toss my sim card into that?

    Hopefully you guys know more than me!

    Thanks in advance,
    Jack
     
  2. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    As long as no contract is involved, yes he can
     
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Anyone can buy an unlocked iPhone at full price, not sure why you're asking this.
     
  4. GallagherJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I apologize if I am asking a dumb question, but I've had conflicting answers at the apple store and through apple chat.
     
  5. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry about it, the apple chat people are very un-intelligent and usually have no idea what they're talking about
     
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    There could be problems only if your friends wants to buy more than 2 phones, as Apple would probably not allow that, no matter if subsidized or not.
     
  7. fark macrumors regular

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    They might be ignorant about certain policies concerning unlocked phones but you have no idea about their intelligence.
     
  8. GallagherJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think that apple will have the un-subsudized, unlocked-no contract models available on launch day?
     
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Of course, Apple will make them available. In tight quantities, but they'll be there.
     
  10. mrmhb380 macrumors newbie

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    If I'm on a family plan and know all the account info can I add a line to the account without the main holder at the store with store?
     
  11. blhoward2 macrumors 6502

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    You have to be listed as an administrator on the account. If AT&T, you can do this online.
     
  12. mrmhb380 macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is AT&T thanks
     

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