Order without upgrading

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by falkedup, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. falkedup macrumors regular

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    Is there going to be an option for paying full price even if you are eligible for an upgrade? I am due for an upgrade but i want to keep my unlimited data on verizon and i plan on ordering my iphone 5s online.

    thanks
     
  2. falkedup thread starter macrumors regular

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    is this a stupid question, because i dont see a way to do this?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Unless you're on T-Mobile, you cannot buy the iPhone 5C off contract or unsubsidized yet. This is typical for apple, they usually don't let consumers do that for a few weeks (months?)
     
  4. hisboyelroy macrumors member

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    No, I don't think that this is a stupid question at all. For some reason, during today's pre-order event, Apple doesn't show an option to purchase one of the 5c's on Sprint or Verizon without upgrading/subsidized. I see that it says you can get a SIM-free phone, but it is very clear that this will only work on a GSM network and that "the unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA-based carriers, including Sprint and Verizon Wireless."

    When I asked the Apple representative about purchasing a Verizon 5c without upgrading, they told me that an "unclocked" phone is not yet available for Verizon customers so that my only option was to wait or upgrade. :mad:
     
  5. MikeeV9 macrumors member

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    I see this option in my apple store app, isn't this what you're looking for?
     

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  6. hisboyelroy macrumors member

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    That's awesome. I didn't even think about trying to purchase through the iPhone app...duh. I didn't go all the way through the checkout yet, but that does seem to work. It seemed to want to charge me 749 for the 32GB version, buying off contract. I wonder if this will be the case next Friday for the 5s as well?

    Good catch, thanks!
     

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