Carrier No T-Mobile preordering online for iPhone Upgrade Plan?

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  1. omg516 macrumors newbie

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    The link below shows that the T-Mobile version is only available in stores with the iPhone Upgrade Program?

    http://www.apple.com/shop/iphone/iphone-upgrade-program

    I like to preorder online rather than dealing with the long lines at the stores, if I ordered the AT&T version (assuming that they are all unlocked anyway when using the Upgrade Program) would I be missing any features if I used it exclusively on T-Mobile's network?
     
  2. selcouth macrumors newbie

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    If you don't have an AT&T account, I don't believe you'll be able to place that order. Most of what I've read indicates that you can place a preorder for a T-Mobile phone for in store pick up and then change it to an iPhone Upgrade Program purchase with T-Mobile in store. Someone please verify that.
     
  3. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if ordering the AT&T or Verizon versions requires an account under those respective carriers? I would like to get one via the IUP as well but the lack of T-Mobile option..

    Don't you need to pay for the phone outright? I did the outright order last year but I recall being charged right away.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    You won't have to wait in a long line. Just like last year, you'll go to the preorder page, select the phone you want and make an in-store appt for launch day. You'll be in an out of the store really fast. It was very easy last year.
     
  5. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    There is no option to make an appointment under T-Mobile for IUP. Would you just have to do the outright option then change it? If so, I believe they charge you immediately if I am remembering right from how I got mine last year.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes that option will appear when the preorder is up and live. That's how it worked last year. I spoke to an Apple rep via chat and they said that's how it will work this year as well.
     
  7. Minhimalism, Sep 8, 2016
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    That's the problem. The app says that you can't do preorders for T-Mobile IUP *online. It says you must visit a store.
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yeah, because you can't. You make a reservation for a phone and set up the phone in-store on launch day. You'll get it launch day, you just won't be giving them money for it until then.
     

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