How to buy "the new iPhone" off contract at launch?

bisnicks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 4, 2011
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Hello,

So this fall, I plan to upgrade to "the new iPhone". Currently, I have a factory unlocked 16GB 4S for Verizon that I plan to sell (for around $450 hopefully) about a week before they announce the new iPhone. Anyways, I'm not due for an upgrade until October and I still have unlimited data. In order to get it before October and keep my unlimited data, I'm going to have to purchase the phone off contract. Assuming they stick with previous price points, I'm looking to spend around $750 for a 32GB new iPhone. My concern is that I won't be able to buy an off-contract iPhone for Verizon on launch day. From past launches and what I remember, the only way to buy it online from Verizon is if you're renewing your 2-year contract with an upgrade.

Does anyone have any idea how I could do this with Verizon? Surely I can't be the only one having this issue.
 

bisnicks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 4, 2011
164
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So there is no way (that we know of yet) that I can simply pay full price online when preordering/ buying? I'll have to actually go to the store?

At least I know I have an option!