Is Apple not allowing people to buy a subsidized iPhone 6s model in stores (AT&T)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I was at the Apple Store to buy a gold iPhone 6s 64GB model. I assumed they would ask me for my AT&T info and give me a subsidized price. The lady told me that cannot be done and I had two options

    1. Pay full

    2. Make monthly payments (It was around $40 a month)

    Anyone else have this experience? For the record, AT&T is still offering subsidized iPhones with a 2 year contract.
     
  2. zfoster13 macrumors member

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    No, if you want a subsidized phone through AT&T, you must do it with AT&T, third party sellers are not allowed to do the subsidized pricing anymore.
     
  3. mattfki5g macrumors newbie

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    Does this apply for Verizon phones as well? I'm eligible for the subsidized pricing and have been trying to find a 6s plus in store before ordering online. If I can't get the subsidized pricing in the Apple Store for a Verizon phone I might as well just order one and quit worrying about it.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It is just AT&T right now (at least of the 3 major carriers that still offer subsidies).
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I don't know about Verizon, but its an At&t policy, not Apple. At&t trying to get rid of 2 year contracts.
     
  6. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    No, I bought two subsidized verizon iphones at Apple store.
     
  7. mattfki5g macrumors newbie

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    Perfect. Thanks everyone. I'll keep trying to reserve until I get annoyed enough to just order one.
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  9. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    Apple isn't allowing it since ATT isn't allowing it.
     

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