I'm Getting an iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mizelly41, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. mizelly41 macrumors regular

    mizelly41

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    I ordered an iPhone for my birthday on Sunday and it has been delivered to the AT&T store today. I was wanting to know if they open the box of the iPhone while we activate my plan at the store? The reason why I am asking is because I really want to open it at home for myself (I'm sure all Apple fans know why).
     
  2. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T may let it slide more so than Apple. Just ask them, they may let you open it at home.
     
  3. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    They are going to open it. They have to activate it in the store.
     
  4. PredatoryWasp86 macrumors member

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    so you can film a totally rad unboxing video and post it on your blog?
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The downside to opening it at home of course is that you won't be able to check for cracks/light leaks/dust/rodents at the store, where you might be able to get an immediate replacement...no Genius Bar appt needed.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You're out of luck. Activation is in store. You have no other choice.
     
  7. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    unboxing is totally overratted.
     
  8. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    You may have to settle for opening it yourself in the store.

    That's what I did at the Apple Store with my iPhone.
     
  9. iPunish901 macrumors 6502

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    i agree
     
  10. mondesi43 macrumors regular

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    so are iphone speedtests :p
     
  11. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    the guy let me open it in the store (i didnt ask, he offered), they didnt even take the film off, just plugged it into itunes and handed it back to me
     
  12. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    And lame! :D
     
  13. mizelly41 thread starter macrumors regular

    mizelly41

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    Thanks for your input!
     
  14. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    No it's not!

    It's one thing that sets us apart from the beige-box users out there that don't have any pride (because they have nothing to be proud of).

    Unboxers rejoice! Keep filming, photographing and posting!

    Cheers.
     
  15. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

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    Take pictures in the store if you want, but they're going to activate it there.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You'll have to open it in store but the jackass in me thinks making a video or taking numerous pictures of the whole unboxing process in store may be entertaining. You're about to embark on at least 2 years of headaches from AT&T, that additional 10 minutes you may need to make your video or photo essay may be annoying but it is your 10 minutes compared to their 2 years! I say do it, and do it with pride.
     
  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    i unbox purchases of apple products, go check out my youtube in my signature.
    but to the OP, on day 1, some telco companies who sold the iphones had problems activating them so they sent the buyers home to activate, just ask nicely, they might let you. you never know...
     
  18. tchait macrumors newbie

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    Opened iPhone 3G at home

    My old SIM card wouldn't work with the iPhone 3G, so the ATT store let me take the iPhone home unopened. I didn't have a phone for 20 minutes, but I could live with it.
     
  19. PredatoryWasp86 macrumors member

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    i was just joking about doing an unboxing video

    i'm only interested in unboxing videos if they're for a product that is unreleased or just released

    actually videos are always really boring and the people unboxing are annoying, high quality pictures are better
     
  20. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i have been an apple fan/user for many years now.

    i do not know why.

    explain?
     
  21. PredatoryWasp86 macrumors member

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    hey d wade
    the heat are gonna dominate this year with my boy B-Easy alongside DWade
     
  22. d wade macrumors 65816

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    Let's hope so!!
     
  23. Evev12 macrumors regular

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    I Don't know if the policy has changed, but when I picked up my phone, they put the box in the bag and sent me on my way. I actually had to ask them to open it and activate it in the store, which they did so happily - I just wanted to make sure I didn't run into any problems while activating. I also found it funny that they were asking if anyone needed to buy Visa gift cards to buy the phone with - I always thought you needed an actualy credit card. Mind you, this is a very busy store right outside NYC too.
     
  24. View macrumors regular

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    Guess you already got the answer.
    Happy birthday!!
     

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