How are people buying multiple subsidized phones??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vectorscope, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. vectorscope macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    I thought it was one per customer?

    I read in another topic someone purchased 2x16gb and 1x32gb all at the subsidized price (single line account)...??
  2. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
  3. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    two lines, both eligible = two subsidized phones.
  4. thehopscotch macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2009
    There are people in another thread saying that they've bought multiple phones with a single line all for the subsidized price.

    My guess is that AT&T or Apple will cancel orders once they finish processing everything. If not, the person will end up retroactively owing the unsubsidized price once they catch on.
  5. vectorscope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Ah gotcha, thanks.
  6. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    I recall people last year buying 10, 20 phones. Some people are just jerks.
  7. awestruck macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I bought two, but they were for two different lines that were eligible. That's allowed, isn't it?
  8. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    So true! **** 'em though. :)
  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    While I tend to think the cancellation is entirely possible, I doubt they'd be able to pull a retroactive price increase and force you to pay the unsubsidized price. If the product sells at one price, and you've got proof you paid the price they were asking at checkout....well, lets put it this way. That's like Wal-Mart showing up at your house and demanding you pay a higher price because they made a mistake during your checkout process. Ain't gonna happen in today's day and age.

    Cancellation is more like it. This coming from someone who inadvertently bought TWO phones (1 each from Apple/AT&T) due to their incessant screwups.
  10. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    I believe that at some point Apple removed the ATT account checking, and that's why they were then able to complete orders.

    If you ordered at ATT, dunno. But since they were writing orders on slips of paper, they might have done the same thing, as well.

    What they did was magnify an already-bad situation, which is likely going to be even worse next week.

    I wound-up making a reservation at an Apple Store using the Apple Store app. There was no price listed on the confirmation e-mail, suggesting to me that no account-check was made. Other people reported earlier in the day getting confirmations with an unsubsidized price, suggesting the same thing.
  11. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    Im just one person but this happened to me exactly last year. First made reservation in store. It asks if you are new or existing customer. You go through process but there is no CC charge. Its purely convenience for apple store reps. Then pre-ordered as well just in case. Waited in line to pick up phone and when you actually go in, they do a check at that time to see if you are upgrade eligible. Since I had pre-ordered as well when they checked it showed i wasnt eligible.

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