Is it better to order through Apple as opposed to your carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonzoxd, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    Its just a gut feeling I have but I feel like as if ordering through Apple we may get quicker shipment because they have access to the first batch and that they have better shipping options.

    Is this true?
  2. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    If you ever have to return to the carriers, you may encounter a device restocking fee. I am every sure Apple does not (for 14 days).
  3. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    False. Carrier preorders deliver the same day as those from Apple. Return policies are just as generous.
  4. Ashtar macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2014
    Not quite. Carriers such as AT&T have restocking fee of $35, while Apple does not.
  5. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    I assume Att will be pre ordering as well, or will they do their usual "call after 9:00 am, so we can assist you"? Like normal business hours?
  6. sonicdissent macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    I've done phone pre-orders since the 4, ATT will also deliver on release day provided you get in to that first batch. I actually feel it's easier because the point of failure in ordering for apple is usually checking att's servers for your upgrade eligiblity..cut out the middleman.
  7. AngelasAshes macrumors newbie


    Aug 23, 2009
    Framingham, Massachusetts
    If I'm signing a NEXT contract do I have to pre-order through AT&T? Also is their a URL to the pre-order page yet?
  8. sawah macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2010
    I have to order from att because I have a next phone that isn't paid up to 12 months yet. I'll order from the att app, pay it off. Then when my iPhone comes I'll get a shipping label and I have 30 days to return my next phone that I have now.

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