Reserving AT&T Plus for In-Store Pickup (AT&T Next)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ctm126, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. ctm126 macrumors newbie

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    I recently switched over to Next and I am trying to figure out a way to reserve a Plus for pickup in the store.

    I already have one preordered slated for mid-October delivery so Apple won't let me reserve another phone on my line, and then there's the whole issue with ATT next. Does anyone have any ideas for a workaround? I've been keeping an eye on the stock and the Apple store near me gets deliveries pretty frequently, but I guess they are not setting aside any phones for walk-ins and are allowing people to reserve all the phones for pick up ahead of time, because even when I show up first thing in the morning they say they have no Plus models.

    Also, am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that Apple will let scalpers walk out with two phones, but won't let you reserve a phone for pickup if you already have a preorder when you would either have to add a line or cancel the preorder anyways?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not wait until Apple delivers the phones that you initially ordered or am I missing something :confused:
     
  3. ctm126 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was just trying to get one sooner if at all possible, since it looks like it will be 3-4 weeks.
     
  4. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    When I tried to do in store pick up with Next on preorder day it wouldn't let me.
     
  5. ctm126 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I've been playing around with it for the last hour and I don't think there's a way to do it since my whole plan is on Next. I saw posts earlier stating that people are having success ordering it for pickup with a two year plan but switching it over to Next but I doubt that would work on my family plan.

    Not sure why Apple/ATT are making it such a hassle for Next users especially considering the way ATT is shoving Next down everyone's throats.
     
  6. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    The only explanation is that with Next, no money down is needed.
    Apple isn't going to hold a phone for a week unless they have your money in hand.
    They could have implemented a "hold" charge for Next plans, then refund you when you pick up your phone.
     
  7. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    My only idea behind their policy was that since you just pay sales tax on Next orders it is bascially a free preorder and Apple might not want that for whatever reason.
     
  8. ctm126 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True I didn't think about that. I think I might just try and reserve a T-mobile one off contract and have them put it on my next line in store but it sounds like I have a better chance of finding the Ark of the Covenant than finding a T-mobile 6+.
     

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