Possible to buy Verizon iphone 5S at launch at full price (IM NOT A VERIZON CUSTOMER)

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  1. skimcpip, Sep 12, 2013
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    skimcpip macrumors regular

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    I want to buy the Verizon iphone 5S at launch. I'm not a Verizon customer but I want it bc its unlocked and has compatibility with both CDMA AND GSM. I will pay full price. Is my only option to go to the Apple store and wait in line?
     
  2. christof macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to find out the same thing. For a short while last year, full price / no contract / month to month Verizon iPhone 5 was *NOT* available for purchase at the Apple Retail.

    I don't think we'll find out if full price / no contract / month to month Verizon iPhone 5s will be available for purchase at Apple Retail (or Verizon Wireless Company Stores) until soon before launch on 9/20.
     
  3. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good to know I'm not the only one. If I can't get the Verizon I'll just get the unlocked and exchange it later if I feel the need.
     
  4. Omen87 macrumors regular

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    I just asked a Verizon rep online and they said that it would be available to purchase at full retail. Now, since you are not a Verizon customer, I don't know how they will feel about that.
     
  5. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea last year I was a Verizon customer and was able to buy at full retail through Apple.com bc I still had roughly a year on my contract. This year I'm on Tmobile prepaid so I don't think I'll be able to choose a Verizon phone on Apple.com bc they make you verify your account before you can proceed to the next step.
     
  6. christof macrumors 6502

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    I just tried purchasing 5c on Apple.com and the full retail / month to month / no contract price was *NOT* available.

    I checked Verizon.com, and the 5c was available for purchase at full retail / month to month / no contract price.

    As much as I'd like to wait in line and have 5s the morning of 9/20, I fear Apple Retail won't be able to sell it at full price; moreover, I fear that Verizon Corporate Store stock will be scarce. We'll see in the days ahead.

    Good luck, everyone.
     

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