I want to apply invisibleSHIELD immediately

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by cody.knownflame, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. cody.knownflame macrumors newbie

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    So my apple store may or may not have iPhones in stock tomorrow and my problem is that the invisibleSHIELD the I preordered has yet to arrive. I basically want to buy the phone and take it home and then straight away apply the shield to reduce any possibility of getting scratches on it. My problem is that if I get the phone tomorrow and the shield hasn't come yet then I'm stuck with a phone that I really dont want to handle and my original phone is inactive so I can't use that. Is there a way to ask the people at apple to somehow delay the acivation a couple of days? Or maybe I can sign the contract and just not activate the phone until I have applied the shield?
    please :apple:
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Apple won't activate the phone when you buy it. You'll do that.
     
  3. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But don't you have to activate it before leaving the store? and this thread got moved to the wrong forum. It wasn't a question about accesories but rather activation.
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Not unless something changed.
     
  5. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I'm just making sure I understand this correctly. You walk into a U.S. apple store purchase an iPhone 3G and never have to take it out of the box to sync/activate/anything at the apple store?
     
  6. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    No, that person is wrong. Apple activates all 3G iPhones in the store.

    Some people were sent home on friday with their phones unactivated because iTunes activation was not working properly in the store. These people did, however, have to register with AT&T before leaving, meaning that they didn't have a working cell phone until they got home and activated via iTunes.

    So you should just wait until you have the invisible sheild before you buy it. I wish I had, I've had mine for 3 days and taken immaculate care of it, always having it in a 5G ipod sleeve, but it still have very tiny scratches on the back on the apple. I'm ordering invisible shield today.
     
  7. mntentman macrumors regular

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    Yes, you take it out of the box in the store, connect it to iTunes and activate it. The Apple employee doesn't ever touch it.
     
  8. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    The apple employee touched mine :( , he let me open it and hold it first though :)
     
  9. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so even if I sign whatever contracts I have to, there is no way of getting out of activating it in store? Is there a way to keep my old phone active as well until I disable it so I can still use that until I get the shield?
     
  10. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    No way to get out of it. It's AT&T's response to all of the iPhones being used on other carriers, if you buy an iPhone 3G you MUST sign a contract before you leave the store, Apple stores included.

    Your only option is to wait until you get the IS before you buy it.
     
  11. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I'm fine with signing contracts but its the activating the phone part that I would like to avoid until I get the shield.
     
  12. mmaguire macrumors newbie

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    Just go to a store neear you if you can

    I went directly to the mall near my ATT store and they had lots of 3g IS skins. It was only $16 vs the online order price. And they installed it. If you go to the ZAGG.COM website you can search for stores easily.
     

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