iPhone 5S purchase outright w/o contract

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  1. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have an upgrade available, if I walk into my apple store, will they let me buy an iPhone 5s outright without contract? I have a 5 line ATT family plan with no available upgrades.
     
  2. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    You may be eligible for the so-called "early upgrade discount." I was also not eligible for an upgrade yesterday, but was able to get my 5S for $200 less than the no contract price.

    EDIT: go to http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone5s and on the right side click on Upgrade Eligibility for your pricing.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Yes, and best they don't even pull up your account. Just scan phone, pay, walk out, done.

    Phone is unlocked by the way, which may or may not be important to you.
     
  4. iproductsuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have any of these, all my lines are under the "12 month" window. I am just interested in walking in and buying a 5s for full price.

    Do the apple stores let you do this? Or do they make you activate it in store before you walk out?

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    Would that be $649 plus tax for the 16gb unlocked version?
     
  5. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the Apple Store will let you make the purchase without activation.
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Yes, that's what I purchased and paid yesterday.

    They won't advertise it as unlocked, but once you plug into iTunes It'll say congrats your phone is unlocked.
     
  7. redshadow macrumors member

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    So far as I know...if you make use of an "early upgrade price" then you are also extending your contract for two years.
     
  8. tundotcom macrumors member

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    Ask for the device only with no activation or contract. It'll be $649 plus tax for the 16gb and it will be unlocked.
     
  9. iproductsuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies guys. That's exactly what I needed to know. I do not want to extend any contracts and simply want to buy one outright. Unlocked or not doesn't matter but is definitely a plus.
     
  10. 617aircav Suspended

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    I dont have att account and purchased one full price. It was not however unlocked. I had to pay for an unlock on ebay that was ready within 5 hours.
     

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