Iphone buying problems

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  1. new-Mac-owner macrumors regular

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    Yesterday I went to At&t and wanted to buy an Iphone. But the problem is I dont want At&t And they said they can not sell the phone with out an contract is this true? Now the next question If I go the apple store can I buy without contract? And the finial thing For all you t-mobile user with Iphone have you got any unexpected charges to your bills like roaming ?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Head out to the Apple Store...

    you should have no problem. Unlocking can be done right after that transaction, but not at the Apple Store or AT&T! :cool:
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You could try going to an AT&T store and saying you are buying the iPhone as a gift. If there are no Apple stores near you this might be plausible.
     
  4. MattsxB macrumors member

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    You can always buy from the apple store online no questions asked....
     
  5. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    My friend got my iPhone for me at Cupertino HQ, no problem. You won't sign a contract with AT&T if you buy from the store, and not from AT&T.

    btw to those planning to stick with AT&T: don't get them to activate for you, as the iphone won't sync with your computer when you get home.
     
  6. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess ill have to make a run to the apple store there is like 4 within 20 miles . Now has any one got a high bill from t-mobile due to the iphone?
     
  7. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    i bought it at at&t store and didnt get any kind of contract??
     
  8. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess you had good luck the area I went has very high priced shops so I guess they are just trying to be Normal sales-people.
     
  9. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no reason why they should not sell you the phone without a contract-- you activate it through iTunes-- when I went to get a replacement sim for my phone they said to me (more than once) we do not activate the phones for you, you have to do it at home
     
  10. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    They said "WE have to run your credit here and you only have 30days to activate it". And thats when I left but also I didnt want to tell I would be using t-mobile if it possibly easy.
     
  11. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask how old you are? They truly have no reason NOT to sell you a phone-- that's insane!!!
     
  12. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    16 and I was with Parents so It was fine they should take the money regardless.
     
  13. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree-- had a feeling you were a little younger and they were trying to force you into a contract (which I think you would be unable to sign anyway because of your age)-- that royally sucks-- go to the Apple store even if it in an inconvenience...they won't give you a hard time
     
  14. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea I hope so Maybe ill deff get t-mobile dont wanna give them any more money than We have to.
     
  15. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    GOT The Iphone today YA......very happy,But only who would know anther problem you have to have a credit card had to go all the way home and back again.Apple should take legal us tender.:cool::eek:
     
  16. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    There are reasonable explanations for both of these. Apple is trying to cut down on unlocked phones because they make money through the activations on AT&T. So when buying at an AT&T store you have to start the activation process (with a credit check) and at Apple stores you have to use a credit card for at least part of your purchase (there is no minimum, you can just put $1 on CC if you want).
     
  17. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    O well its all fine now I got so its all good.
     
  18. xA4Hx macrumors member

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    lol, Id crack up laughing at the company who signs a person on a contract that is under 18. lol, all you got to do is pratically tell them you dont want to pay for it anymore and want to cancel , lol they cant even charge u a fee since legally u cant sign. lol , it was ment to predict foolish youth from doing stupid ****, like signing contracts.

    -illusion
     
  19. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine at an apple store. Really easy, never asked for anything except my credit card. Had it unlocked as soon as I got back to my car.
     

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