Possible to leave the Verizon store with a new Iphone 5 in a sealed box?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hakr100, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm "upgrading" to an iPhone5, at the upgrade price. I've got one on order, and when it arrives, I will initialize it at my office.

    However, my local Verizon store gets in a couple of unsold units every few days, an employee there told me. If I pick an iPhone 5 at the store, will they let me leave without their opening the box and initializing it?

    I don't have anything illegal in mind, I just prefer to do these things myself. Is there a Verizon store policy that would prevent me doing what I want?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I don't see why not. When you order from them it comes new, sealed in the box.
     
  3. tsduke macrumors regular

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    I'd actually be surprised if they would let you with their "activation required" on every sign.
     
  4. gnosticsam macrumors newbie

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    I too would be curious to know if they let you. Post back here to let us know what you find out.
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Activation occurs when they scan it for pickup. I left with both my phones sealed. It is activated to the line, but won't override the old line until you power up. Keep in mind, if you do a cross upgrade with another line, you won't be able to change the activated number for 24 hours unless you get a new sim.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Just curious: did you ask the employee who told you about these units coming in every few days, if they'll let you keep it sealed? he'd probably be the person to ask.

    I understand your concern. Last time I ever bought a phone at at carrier store was with the iPhone 3G. After the sales guy opened my box, pulled out the phone to insert a SIM, and fumbled/dropped it, causing it to smack hard against the table a couple of times, I vowed I'd never let a sales rep touch my phone ever again.
     

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