iPhone X Paid in Full Question

macrumordude

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Apr 6, 2014
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HELLO, please help.

Hello, I paid in full for iPhone X off at&t website. But I’m still on a Next Plan using my current iPhone 7 Plus—I was going to upgrade and trade in, but I changed my mind. And I’m planning to pay off the iPhone 7 instead and give to my MOM.

My question is when the iPhone X arrives, do I still have to pay for the *activation fee?

How does this work, do I put the old SIM card in the new phone, do I switch the card out from the old phone?

Thank you in advance.
 

Aibocyrus

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You will likely get hit with the fee. You may be able to persuade them to credit you back for it.
 

alphaod

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No you don't need to pay the activation or any fee since you bought it outright. I don't remember the last time I paid an activation fee. My account still says I have an iPhone 4.
 

AJsAWiz

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Jun 28, 2007
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Oh so glad I didn't order mine through Best Buy o_O

Best Buy is charging more for iPhone X buyers who don’t want installment debt. If you want to pre-order the iPhone X through Best Buy and pay for the whole device upfront then you have to pay $100 more than if you choose the Best Buy installment plan or if you buy the phone through the Apple Store. Weird.

https://gizmodo.com/why-is-best-buy-overcharging-for-the-iphone-x-1819911183
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No you don't need to pay the activation or any fee since you bought it outright. I don't remember the last time I paid an activation fee. My account still says I have an iPhone 4.
What did you do? Just swap out the sim card and not tell AT&T you had a new phone?
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No activation fee on a full purchase. But, for AT&T Next and such, yep, AT&T hit you with that...
What is the source for this information? Thanks
 

ivanwi11iams

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Nov 30, 2014
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I don't have one. BUT, for the past three years, I've purchase only full price devices.
Unless, I've simply not noticed an activation fee...

Oh so glad I didn't order mine through Best Buy o_O

Best Buy is charging more for iPhone X buyers who don’t want installment debt. If you want to pre-order the iPhone X through Best Buy and pay for the whole device upfront then you have to pay $100 more than if you choose the Best Buy installment plan or if you buy the phone through the Apple Store. Weird.

https://gizmodo.com/why-is-best-buy-overcharging-for-the-iphone-x-1819911183
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What did you do? Just swap out the sim card and not tell AT&T you had a new phone?
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What is the source for this information? Thanks
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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Oh so glad I didn't order mine through Best Buy o_O

Best Buy is charging more for iPhone X buyers who don’t want installment debt. If you want to pre-order the iPhone X through Best Buy and pay for the whole device upfront then you have to pay $100 more than if you choose the Best Buy installment plan or if you buy the phone through the Apple Store. Weird.

https://gizmodo.com/why-is-best-buy-overcharging-for-the-iphone-x-1819911183
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What did you do? Just swap out the sim card and not tell AT&T you had a new phone?
Yeah I just swap out the SIMs. When Apple moved to nano SIMs, I simply went to the store and told them I needed a nanoSIM. I've never had issues with data or anything.

I also did preorder one from Best Buy. Honestly for me there was no other way to buy a Verizon version for my dad without bothering a friend on Verizon. But I think it's kind of BS also.
 

outie2k

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Jun 20, 2010
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I have a similar question but on Verizon.

I purchased Verizon version with full price. During carrier verification it says I have to pay off my iPhone 7 from last year first and would have to pay a $30 upgrade fee. I don’t want to pay off the iPhone 7 because of promotional credit I am receiving. Can I just pop my current SIM card in the new phone to avoid all these non sense?