iPhone for Business.... NOT!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ToothLoz, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. ToothLoz macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Well, I'm rather PO'd!!!!!! I waited in the lines, paid $1200 or so for 2 of them, only to get home and find out you can't use them on business plans... What is this garbage?!?!? Who cares? It's a phone, what's the difference how the plan is paid for? I have 2 8525's that has more features then this, for the most part and this is what they do? And for not mentioning it ANYWHERE in any of their marketing BS? Anyone know anyway around this? Of course without converting the account to a personal?

    I'm rather pissed...!

  2. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial
    This was long known and discussed even before the phone went on sale.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have to pay to play when it comes to this phone.

    Apple has changed all the rules with the iphone
  3. ToothLoz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    I have no problem with paying to play... Can you post a link to any previous discussions pls? And also, why wouldn't the guy at the Apple store state this after I insisted on paying with a business check as it was a business account with Cingular?!? There's nothing posted on either Apple or At&t's sites that I can see...

    Anyway, thanx for the post, a link would be appreciated.
  4. island macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    yeah it sucks, I had to switch to a personal account to get this phone working
  5. jbstingray macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
  6. ToothLoz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Thanx for the link... But I think there's a little confusion here. I don't mind the corp discounts, etc, but the thing is, you can't use this phone unless you have a personal/consumer account. We have an account that is setup under a business account, Federal tax ID instead of a SSN, etc. So who cares?

    So someone please tell me what the difference is? I think if someone wants to sign up for a business account, at normal fees, so be it. What is the reason behind not allowing this phone to be used for business purposes?

    We have 3 lines with 3 different area codes, 3 different phones, 2 8525's and a Blackjack, who cares what kind of phone(s) are used for the account?

  7. gotwish macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    I also bought 2 iphones and couldn't use my business account (10 phones). To add to the irritation, AT&T made my wife wait 30 more minutes to run a credit check! I haven't activated my phone yet--I might take it back just on gp's.
  8. paintgirl macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    we had the same problem too. bought it on a buisness account and no worky. what got me was when we called they said, oh yeah, it doesnt work on business account yet there is a business line to call and they never said it any place that does not work with business.

    I was lucky enough that we are a very good customer of the local office and the manager did some fenagling with our account to get it to work.
  9. paintgirl macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    I was yelling and screaming the the rep and the manager saying I waitied in line for hours for a phone that CLEARLY is geared to the business person who is on the go and I cant work with a business.

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