purchasing at AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mingenyx, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. mingenyx macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2007
    can u purchase it and just not activate it there because i know u can at apple b/c u have to activate it on itunes but will at&t let u just walk out with the iphone?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Nope they make you activate as far as I know. At least they said I had to.
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    It seems like they are suppose to let you do this, but they usually don't.

    They won't activate it, but they may want to do a credit check while in the store, before you leave.

    You could try to argue with them on it, but with the lack of information these people so often have you probably won' get very far.
  4. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Say its a gift for someone else, thats what i did. Just asked for an email address, i think, and then swiped my card, and went.
  5. mingenyx thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2007
    alright thanks and 1 more thing it was stated iphones had to be paid with with a card right no cash thanks guys happy holidays
  6. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Yeah, it has to be on a credit card of some sort, but i've heard that some stores, you have to get a nice person, will let you put some of the iPhone, even as low as $20, on a credit card, and the rest on a gift card or something like that. Not sure, but thats what i've heard.

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