People in NY doing AT&T NEXT Beware, look at this I just got from Apple

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  1. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I was trying to do a dummy purchase to see how everything would go tonight then THIS happened. Whaaaaaat!?

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  2. lysola macrumors member

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    I don't know if that's specific to just NY, as I believe I saw other people mentioning it in other threads. They didn't say where they lived, but I think this might be a widespread move by carriers to get people INTO their stores.
     
  3. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I'm going to be angry if AT&T forces me to camp vs. pre-order. :mad:










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  4. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty upset! I wanted to preorder with Apple as I think it is more reliable. Now I don't know what I'll do.

    This sucks!
     
  5. rui no onna, Sep 11, 2014
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    rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Your location says L.A. I'm in Los Angeles and did a mock Next upgrade of iPhone 5s and no such issues here.
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  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Could be some regulatory or legal-related issues when it comes to loans.
     
  7. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks mate!
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It appears at&t NEXT is also not currently available in Wyoming and Washington, D.C. either.
     
  9. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just asked AT&T on the Live Chat (literally as I'm typing this) if that was true and the guy said:

    I also asked on the Apple Chat and they said to check with AT&T because they don't have any information.
     
  12. iWallace26 macrumors regular

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    im in texas where is the option for att next on the apple website?
     
  13. SRLMJ23 macrumors 68000

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    I did a mock upgrade to the iPhone 6, and I live in New York and I received no errors.

    Obviously we cannot check-out yet, but you would think it would say something then right?

    I even did my upgrade eligibility and it did not say anything about not being able to order, in fact it pushed me to the Apple website for pre-orders.

    Who knows, but I would really like a firm answer on this.
     
  14. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You can't do it with the iPhone 6. Try it with a 5s.
     
  15. jeffm5690 macrumors regular

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    :mad:

    According to a call I just had with Apple, if you are using or have NEXT, you cannot buy any phones from Apple either online or in-store. You are forced to use ATT if you live in NYS.
     
  16. lenard macrumors 6502

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    Been living in NC for 4 years, use to live in NY, THEY STILL THINK I LIVE THERE!!!
    I got this message when testing a buy of the 5s, "upgrades are not allowed for your account in this market"
     
  17. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    have you all tried recently? i just did a mock 5S (live in NYC) and got no error when selecting AT&T next.
     
  18. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    With Apple or AT&T?
     
  19. wxnats macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried for Virginia and it worked. Probably regulatory issues in NY.
     
  20. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    apple store app. however i just did it on apple.com and i got the error. WTF!
     
  21. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    They said a few times it had to do with high identity theft using the option online. No clue how or what
     
  22. Hojobones macrumors newbie

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    Old thread bump...
    I wonder if people that couldn't order AT&T next online last year will be able to this year. It was super frustrating!
     
  23. dave006 Contributor

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    Even though you moved to NC, your account is still listed in the NY "market" where you created it and I would also guess that you kept your phone number(s) from NY.

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