iPhone 6 full price launch day AT&T

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Does anyone know if att will allow full price iphone 6 on launch day via apple's website? In the past we usually needed to wait 4-6 weeks for this to happen. Not sure if NEXT or the new legislation of unlocked phones changes this.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Wow. I think it has been over a day since ANOTHER thread has been started about this topic.
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Why not call your carrier and ask them directly?
  4. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    You could get one with NEXT and then pay it off after the first 2 payments. So, you would have it right away and be paid in full by about 8 weeks.
  5. averlus macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    Wait, this is my first year ordering off contract. You can't order full price during the pre-order phase on Apple's website?
  6. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    You can. If it's the t-mobile version. That version works on GSM networks.

    The 'official' SIM-free version didn't come till November 22 last year.
  7. averlus macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    I can't just order the AT&T with a SIM card in it for my current AT&T account? Last year I was renewing my contract, but they still sent me a SIM and my 4S was just deactivated when I activated my 5S. Why exactly would I not be able to do that this year, but just pay more since I'm not up for renewal?

    Also, I can't do next because I'm grandfathered in to unlimited
  8. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    If you're still before your upgrade date, you can pay full price no problem.

    OP's question I think was towards the unlocked/SIM-free versions which usually come a month or so after launch.
  9. averlus macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    I guess I should also add that I want to do this through apple's website on preorder night. So will they not let me buy an AT&T phone through them at full price at midnight? Because that seriously details my plans


    Oh okay, I'm not trying to get anything but a basic AT&T phone not unlocked. Thanks for explaining it, almost had a heart attack! Lol
  10. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
    Last year with the 5s, if you were eligible for an upgrade on AT&T, you had to use it if buying through the website. The only way to not extend or renew your contract was to buy the T-Mobile version.
  11. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    I would love to buy a completely unlocked phone on launch day, but having a hard time understanding what that means in terms of T-Mobile versions. I'm really sick of ATT, want to pay my ETF and go with Straight Talk on launch day.
  12. blakek macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
    why don't you wait till the phone is actually announced, then wonder

    call your carrier, this isn't at&t
  13. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    OMG, what a useless answer. We all know the phone is being announced on Tuesday and therefore it seems okay to ask pertinent questions here, even if the answer is an educated guess. You don't have to be an ass.
  14. blakek macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
    you don't know anything until it's official

    you're about as useless as these forums. nothing has been announced, so really nothing is official


    if you're going to buy full price just get an unlocked version and swap your SIM. they don't care
  15. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    At least I'm trying to participate on this forum in a genuine and productive way, and not just being snarky. If you don't have a useful answer then don't bother to post your venom.
  16. lsh macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    My suggestion - go to the site you want to use to order and 'practice' an order with a 5s (for instance), obviously not completing the transaction.
  17. blakek, Sep 7, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014

    blakek macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2013
  18. Nikefn2 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I hope we're able to buy full-priced ATT phones. I'm in the same boat as I was up for an upgrade when the 5S came out and I used it. Plus I'm grandfathered in to unlimited date, too.
  19. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City

    I want to be able buy it contract-less. I don't want to lose my unlimited data.
  20. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    The past is not always a predictor of the future.
    Since the 5S launch, AT&T has pushed AT&T Next hard. All the carriers have allowed unbundling of phones and service, following T-Mobile's lead. It is therefore entirely possible that unlocked full price iPhones will be available for all the major US carriers on day one, either via Apple or the carriers themselves.

    We'll find out soon enough.
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I would expect AT&T to allow full price phones. Next is effectively that, though the cost is divided.

    Worst case, get a next phone, pay it off that day, and turn in an unlock request. Unless of course you aren't even an AT&T customer and just want an iPhone.

    I know a lot of people are telling you to call your carrier, but they may not even know yet. Rules about different handsets can be different. And since this phone is techincally still vaporware, they likely don't have official information to give.

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