Ordering online if you're a new customer = impossible to get on release day?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FooArk, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    The order process is much longer if you are a new customer joining a carrier (AT&T, Verizon, etc.). it is likely by the time you finish, you will be bumped into later shipping batches. Is there anything you can do beforehand to expedite the process?
     
  2. tjleonard macrumors 6502

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    You can always setup the account and all now - get a $20 flip phone (out of contract), activate it, and then you have an account before launch day.

    *edit* Or you likely can create a new account and tell them you do not want a phone yet...but need a phone number and ability to login so you can get a 6s on launch day...
     
  3. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just downloaded the app. I don't see an option to get the phone on another carrier other than my own
     
  4. Hackett00 macrumors newbie

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    I was a new customer to verizon last year. I screwed up and had to quickly restart my preorder. I got my phone 1 week after launch. My advice is to do it through the carrier. Do a dry run first so you know exactly what the steps are. Save some of your info to a word doc for quick copy a paste. Know exactly what you want. It should be possible to get it done fast enough to get it on launch day.
     
  5. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Last year I was on an account with my in-laws on ATT, So I went ahead and pre-ordered the iPhone 6 at 3am, but then I thought it would be better just to get my own with Verizon because they were offering the $60 loyalty plan and I wanted to have a plan on my own, so I had to go back and cancel my at&t pre-order and then I set up a new account with Verizon. I got my iPhone 6 on release day, I think it was September 19th. I think it's just luck and also what color you get, Honestly you can do it through VRZ, Apple and still get it on release day or maybe a week later I don't think there is a trick to make things move faster other than making sure your Apple account is up to date and that your Credit card info is ready to be used.
     

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