Order from T-Mobile, or buy outright from Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjb59463, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. mjb59463 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,
    I just recently sold my AT&T 6 plus and paid off my NEXT agreement, and I'm looking to go over to T-Mobile.

    I'd like to pick up a 128 GB Space Grey 6 Plus, like I had with AT&T. However, the wait times on T-Mobiles site for that particular configuration is 6-8 weeks.

    I was wondering if this was an accurate timeline, and want to find out what some people's experiences have been like ordering their iPhones directly from T-Mobile.

    If it really is 6-8 weeks, I might bite the bullet and order from Apple at full price, even though I really don't want to pay that much up front.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank You.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    If you paid off your next line, why not have ATT unlock and just use that device with atMO?
     
  3. stillcrazyman macrumors 65816

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    I had a similar experience leaving AT$T for T-Mobile.

    I would strongly suggest ordering directly from Apple. Especially with a 128G 6 Plus. There are supply constraints and very high demand. AT&T took almost two months to finally lose me as a customer. There are still people who ordered in September who haven't received their Pluses.

    I ordered my 6 Plus on 11.21 and received it 12.4. Shipping times may have improved some.
     
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    it was totally unnecessary for that guy to sell his iPhone.


    all he had to do was pay off the device, ask AT&T to unlock it, and once it is unlocked, just walk into the tmobile store, get a sim card , and then port the number over.

    having to sell the phone and get a t-mobile phone was totally not needed and a waste of time

    i do not understand why he felt he had to sell it.

    maybe it was because the old phone was a 16 gig model??

    maybe it is profitable to sell it considering the iPhone 6 + 128 is in short supply?
     
  5. mjb59463, Dec 19, 2014
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    mjb59463 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How is it totally unnecessary? I sold my 6+, and used the profit to pay off my NEXT agreement and leave AT&T.

    I then financed an unlocked 6 plus with my BarclayCard at 0% interest and moved to t-mobile. I got my phone this way because T-Mobile pre-orders are taking longer than the Apple Store

    So I ended up with an unlocked phone, on the carrier I wanted, quicker than T-Mobile would have provided it, I owe AT&T nothing, and have the option to pay my phone off through financing over 18 months with no interest, which I will end up doing much sooner than that anyways.
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The point is that if you had paid off your Next balance upfront you could have just had it unlocked and gotten a SIM from T-Mobile and just pay them for the plan and be done paying for a phone. You'd have lost the 18-month interest free period, but given how low interest rates are on savings accounts it would have been cheaper if you had the cash upfront.
     

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