iPhone XR New Phone, then what?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Codeseven, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    My ex-wife worked for AT&T so I never had to deal with activating new cell phones, and carriers. (My carrier is still AT&T)

    I want the new iPhone XR to replace my old 5S. Uhm, do I just order it online from Apple? Then what do I do with it to use it with my carrier? Or, do I go to an AT&T store, buy it there and have them do the rest? Thanks
     
  2. 0970373 Suspended

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    You can do either of those things. Follow prompts online or if you go to an Apple or AT&T store, the sales person will help you.
     
  3. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    You can order it online directly from your carrier. That’s what I always do.
     
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    My suggestion would be to find the closest Apple store or at&t store nearest you and pay they them a visit.

    But if you do just order online just make sure you have selected at&t as your carrier. Make sure you backup old phone and when you receive new phone just restore from backup and you’re good to go.
     
  5. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. There’s an Apple store not too far from me. Wonder how many XR’s are left available, especially on a Saturday. Might have to give them a call.
     
  6. NorthSeaBeach, Oct 27, 2018
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    NorthSeaBeach macrumors 6502

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    I always buy from Apple because of the no questions asked return policy when I think something's not right with the phone.

    I get a sim only contract from a carrier. No limits everything for €35/month. But I'm located in the Netherlands and from what I've heard there are no such deals in the US.
     
  7. Otflyer macrumors 6502a

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    There are 7 Apple stores within 20 miles of me. I checked online today and they all have all models of the XR.
     

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