Pre-order question

Andrew83Ga

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Sep 27, 2009
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Ok so I'm definitely going to pre-order (if I can) on the 12th or whatever day it will be.

I'm currently off contract, using Straighttalk on my old iPhone 4. My dad has Verizon, and is eligible for an upgrade and said I could use his upgrade, but now that Im thinking about it, that probably wouldn't work since I'd get his number and all right? So that's just not worth the trouble.

Is it possible to pre-order w/o an existing account with ATT or verizon? I mean can start a new 2-year contract online during the pre-order process? How does this all work? When I woke up at, I think it was 6 am, to pre-order the iphone 4, I was an ATT customer eligible for an upgrade so I don't know how to go about it now that Im not on contract with anyone. Could my dad add a line to his verizon and I could one that way?

Thanks guys
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Yes, you can sign up as a new customer when ordering your phone online. Your Dad could add a new line also. You can order either through apple or through the carrier of your choice.
 

Andrew83Ga

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Sep 27, 2009
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ok awesome. Good to know. I just figured there were credit checks, etc. for opening new accounts (I seem to remember that last time I opened an account), and maybe it wouldn't be possible to start a new contract while pre-ordering.

Anyway, great!
 

mattopotamus

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ok awesome. Good to know. I just figured there were credit checks, etc. for opening new accounts (I seem to remember that last time I opened an account), and maybe it wouldn't be possible to start a new contract while pre-ordering.

Anyway, great!
I'm not sure how they do it now. I know in the past the providers use to run a credit check and if you had bad or no credit you would have to pay a security deposit that you could get back after like 6 months of on-time payments.
 

Andrew83Ga

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Sep 27, 2009
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ok cool. Im not worried about a credit check, just needed to know that I could pre-order through apple or whoever and start a new contract during the pre-order process. Giving my unlocked iphone 4 to my fiance while I visit her in Spain, and by the time I get back on the 24th, the new phone should already be here and I won't be phoneless. For that reason, just needed to make sure you can do it.

Can anyone else who has done a pre-order more recently confirm this?

Thanks again for the help.
 

Mobster1983

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Pretty sure that if you are off contract after your two year contract ended, you can renew a new two year contract, get the iPhone at the discounted price, and keep your phone number.