Frustrated...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WoodrowCall, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. WoodrowCall macrumors 6502

    WoodrowCall

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    Man, this phone had better be worth it...I've been one of the poor idiots trying the in-store reservation system for the past week, to no avail. Then, wonder of all wonders, a friend of mine's boss is selling an extra iPhone 5 at cost, so off-contract $200! Needless to say, I bought it immediately. I took it home, peeled of the plastic...and 24 hours later I still can't get the effing thing to activate. I've been in the Verizon store, on the phone with Verizon, and on the phone with apple support 5 or 6 times. Right now, I'm waiting for Kim (a senior level support guy) to call back after looking at the problem with some engineers.

    Good lord, I really hope it's worth all this effort...:confused:
     
  2. famous600 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not. You got a dud. I'll buy it from you for parts for $250 shipped :eek:
     
  3. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    go to the apple store if ones near by. They will give you another sim .. then you can activate instantly :) be sure and set an appointment tell them you cant activate it. Just ask for a sim . they will get you one.

    i had the same issue.

    great deal! $200
     
  4. WoodrowCall thread starter macrumors 6502

    WoodrowCall

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    Hey, what a deal! I'll make $50 off that, holy cow!:D
     
  5. famous600 macrumors 6502a

    famous600

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    Done deal! Pm me your PayPal :) :)
     
  6. WoodrowCall thread starter macrumors 6502

    WoodrowCall

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    and it's working! Time to try this beast out. I just tested my LTE speeds and got 15 down, 2.5 up...that's insane.:D
     
  7. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    What did the activation problem turn out to be?
     
  8. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    The boss must have been pretty dumb to sell it for $200
     
  9. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Yeah why did he think this was a smart move?
     
  10. WoodrowCall thread starter macrumors 6502

    WoodrowCall

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    ssshhhh...:D
     
  11. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    or just pretty welll off $ and wasnt trying to make money off it. just not a loss
     
  12. WoodrowCall thread starter macrumors 6502

    WoodrowCall

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    I'm not sure yet, I haven't gotten a call back from tech support; I just tried the update, and this time it went through.
    As for the boss, I guess he just wasn't looking for a lot of profit; he just sold it for what it cost him. Lucky me, is all I can say. :rolleyes:
     
  13. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Or he was not a ****** like most would be. I sold my extra 5 to an employee at cost! There are still good people out here. You just do not have friends!:p
     
  14. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    He did you a good turn. Now it's your turn to pass it on. Do one for someone else when you can. :)
     
  15. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Thing is it didn't cost him $200 and the sad thing is he doesn't realize that. It cost him a two year contract. He was an idiot for just not returning it to get rid of it. Or sell it for his true cost of $550 to pay for the phone and ETF.
     

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