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 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    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


    Apr 19, 2012
    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

    Sep 28, 2015
    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

    Oct 23, 2010
    It is just AT&T right now (at least of the 3 major carriers that still offer subsidies).
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    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 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    No, I bought two subsidized verizon iphones at Apple store.
  7. mattfki5g macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2015
    Perfect. Thanks everyone. I'll keep trying to reserve until I get annoyed enough to just order one.
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
  9. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    Apple isn't allowing it since ATT isn't allowing it.

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