Pre-Ordered iPhone using 2 year upgrade - now I want to wait in line.

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  1. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I preordered for delivery my 6s+ and sadly won't get it until mid October. I've decided to just get up early and get one from the apple store on launch day. HOWEVER, I do not want to cancel my preorder until I have the 6s+ on launch day just incase something goes wrong. Can I walk in and buy under my two year contract and then cancel my online order later?

    How would I go about this?

    Thank you
     
  2. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    No, you would have to cancel the online order first to restore your upgrade.
     
  3. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Customers with a two-year agreement must purchase through AT&T.
     
  4. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    You can walk into an AT&T store.
     
  5. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Which would be purchasing through AT&T.
     
  6. duaneu, Sep 21, 2015
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    OP says he has Verizon, not AT&T.
     
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you'd be better off waiting. I actually cancelled my AT&T order and went for the Apple iPhone upgrade program. Some people think I'm crazy. To each his own :)
     
  8. Simgar988 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Verizon actually
     
  9. smarks90 macrumors regular

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    So I currently have a preorder placed through Apple.com using an AT&T NEXT upgrade (delivery mid-October). I am not planning to cancel it until I have a 6s+ in my hand there. I changed my mind a couple times and canceled one model and reordered another. each time it was only a minute or two for things to clear out in Apple's system so that my line was seen as "eligible" for a NEXT upgrade again. I'm hoping they hand out tickets for the model/color/size you want and then once I have that I will cancel my NEXT-preordered phone. I'd imagine a similar situation would apply in your case. as long as you're able to do a 2-year upgrade in the Apple store. I've been AT&T forever so I haven't paid attention to what you can and can't do on other carriers.
     
  10. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    If you do wait, start the day before. Last year I though about waiting when my delivery was in the air and the day before there were lines starting at 3pm
     
  11. Simgar988 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this answer is very helpful.. once i have my "placeholder" ticket right before opening I will get on my phone and cancel.

    one last question, how many iPhones can I buy. I have a wealthy friend that knows I'm standing in line and wants me to buy him one and she will give me 100$. She wants 128gb rose gold 6s+, which I'm assuming will be on tight quantities. Do I have to get a carrier specific phone or can I get any for her?
     
  12. S.L. macrumors regular

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    When I stood in line a few years ago, I remember that they allowed one phone per actual human being per line.
     
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