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Slumpey

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Original poster
Jan 29, 2011
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Charlotte
I want to purchase the iphone for Verizon but don't want to use my upgrade option even though I am entitled to it. Is there a way to just pay full retail via online/app since apple refreshes inventory daily without using the upgrade option, I would like to bypass the upgrade if possible. It just says $399 for the model I want
 
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kendu2412

macrumors regular
Sep 14, 2012
146
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Fairfield CA
I bought 4 iPhone 6+ Verizon at Apple Store with full price.

When checking, they ask account verify, just said PAID WITH FULL PRICE. And Done, no account or id need it.
 

Slumpey

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 29, 2011
214
3
Charlotte
I bought 4 iPhone 6+ Verizon at Apple Store with full price.

When checking, they ask account verify, just said PAID WITH FULL PRICE. And Done, no account or id need it.

Yes, but i want to do this online via apple.com or Apple Store app to reserve for in store pickup so I know I have a phone waiting for me.

For your four did you reserve beforehand?
 

Aylan

macrumors regular
Jun 3, 2013
165
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Boston
I do not think you can do this. In order to get a "device only" Verizon iPhone, you have to go into the store.
 

Slumpey

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 29, 2011
214
3
Charlotte
Can I reserve it online via the upgrade but when I pick it up at the Apple store, switch it to full price. Anyone try this option.
 

kendu2412

macrumors regular
Sep 14, 2012
146
1
Fairfield CA
Yes, but i want to do this online via apple.com or Apple Store app to reserve for in store pickup so I know I have a phone waiting for me.

For your four did you reserve beforehand?

No, need to be in store , and only in store purchase let you pay full price.

Camp with my friend and was 1st in line, no 6+ T Mobile and only 1 left option : Verizon unlocked gsm
 

thefredelement

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Apr 10, 2012
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New York
Can I reserve it online via the upgrade but when I pick it up at the Apple store, switch it to full price. Anyone try this option.

I've seen this in another thread, I have no idea which one. Someone used the upgrade to get the drive reserved in store then when there said I'd like to re do as Device Only. I think the Apple person had to process it, return it, then sell it again as device only.

Don't hate me if it doesn't work for you, I'm just relaying information, but it's worth a shot? If it's a reservation you won't have to wait, if they can't do it just say no thanks.
 

Slumpey

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 29, 2011
214
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Charlotte
I think I am going to try, what is the worst that happens I don't get the phone.

If I am able to reserve the iPhone for pickup, is there a timeframe that I need to pick it up by? 24 hrs, 1 week?
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Apr 15, 2010
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I do not think you can do this. In order to get a "device only" Verizon iPhone, you have to go into the store.

No I ordered mine full price via iPhone Apple Store app on preorder day. Pick what you want, tell it upgrading an existing line, input account info and it will come back saying eligible for upgrade at full price. Add to cart....done.

I just tried again off apple website...still can do.
 
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jbromer

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Jul 13, 2008
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MD, USA
No I ordered mine full price via iPhone Apple Store app on preorder day. Pick what you want, tell it upgrading an existing line, input account info and it will come back saying eligible for upgrade at full price. Add to cart....done.

I just tried again off apple website...still can do.

This is what I did, worked for me too.
 

bakron1

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Mar 23, 2010
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As far as I know you can only buy one full retail from the Apple Store without having a Verizon account
 

phpmaven

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Jun 12, 2009
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San Clemente, CA USA
No I ordered mine full price via iPhone Apple Store app on preorder day. Pick what you want, tell it upgrading an existing line, input account info and it will come back saying eligible for upgrade at full price. Add to cart....done.

I just tried again off apple website...still can do.

That's only going to work of course if you aren't eligible for an upgrade.
 

Aylan

macrumors regular
Jun 3, 2013
165
1
Boston
No I ordered mine full price via iPhone Apple Store app on preorder day. Pick what you want, tell it upgrading an existing line, input account info and it will come back saying eligible for upgrade at full price. Add to cart....done.

I just tried again off apple website...still can do.

This requires you having a Verizon Wireless account. If you do not have an account, you will not be able to purchase online. You can, however, go into the store and purchase "device only" but you will have to go into the long line (with all the scalpers) and not go int the "Reservation Only" line which is for people who bought online and chose in-store pickup.
 

danyull

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Jun 9, 2013
38
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You can't purchase it through apple.com or apple store app unless you create a new line. If you do create a new line, you have to go through a credit check and what not. You have to go to the apple store directly and purchase it. Go on the apple site and check if they have it in stock, then haul *** to the apple store.

That's what I did this morning and got it :)
 

Coleman2010

macrumors 68000
Oct 9, 2010
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NYC
This requires you having a Verizon Wireless account. If you do not have an account, you will not be able to purchase online. You can, however, go into the store and purchase "device only" but you will have to go into the long line (with all the scalpers) and not go int the "Reservation Only" line which is for people who bought online and chose in-store pickup.

Or... you can read my post above and do what I did and order device only from he Verizon store without an account.
 

dishfan82

macrumors member
Jun 1, 2014
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3
You should be able to do the Verizon edge. You only pay 32.00 plus tax upfront. Wait a day or two then pay off the rest of the iPhone. It should give you the edge option right next to the 2 year upgrade.
 

Rud3Bwoy

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Oct 9, 2011
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false you can purchase through apple.com full price as a verizon customer but the problem is i think you can't have an upgrade for use.

i used mines for the 16 gb and ended up selling it at a apple store today,anyway i ordered the 64 gb online at apple.com logged into my verizon account and told me i have to pay full price and within a hour i was at apple store 5th ave selling my iphone 16gb and picking up a 64 gb at full price under my verizon account no extra line added at all.
 

AceMason

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Aug 27, 2009
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false you can purchase through apple.com full price as a verizon customer but the problem is i think you can't have an upgrade for use.

i used mines for the 16 gb and ended up selling it at a apple store today,anyway i ordered the 64 gb online at apple.com logged into my verizon account and told me i have to pay full price and within a hour i was at apple store 5th ave selling my iphone 16gb and picking up a 64 gb at full price under my verizon account no extra line added at all.

Did it extend your contract by two years and were you charged a $30 upgrade fee? It shows those when I try to buy it through Apple using my Verizon account even though I'm buying it full priced
 

Rud3Bwoy

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Oct 9, 2011
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Did it extend your contract by two years and were you charged a $30 upgrade fee? It shows those when I try to buy it through Apple using my Verizon account even though I'm buying it full priced

nope dosent extend and it clearly states the upgrade fee is only for phones that are being bought using a 2 year contract full price you pay no upgrade fee
 
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