Is the Apple Store a bad place to switch carriers / open a new account?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adster, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. adster macrumors regular

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    Hello guys.

    So this is the first time in as far back as I could remember that you can't switch carriers or open a new carrier account on the Apple website. This, in large part, prevented me from preordering on Apple.com at 3am.

    If I go to a physical Apple store to purchase an IP7, will they allow me to sign up for a carrier plan or is it similar to their online store, which only allows customers of the 4 carriers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Yes 100% bad place because

    #1. Carrier store can waive the Activation fee
    #2. Carrier stores often thrown in a freebie when you join and sign up. All to gain a new account.
    Apple can't do any of that.

    Go into any carrier store and join as a new subscriber and just as you agree drop a hint or directly mention you won't pay the activation fee or your gone. And just as you are about to officially sign Price Tax etc grab a cellphone case and ask for it to be included Store manager will authorize it.

    Don't be afraid to walk out.
     
  3. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    If you plan on opening an account, I'd probably either go to a carrier store or Best Buy mobile. Basically the people who specialize in that kinda stuff. Like the other person said, you may get a special promotion with the carrier. And if you go to BBY, you may get gift cards. The carrier reps there may waive activation fees too
     

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