Return or keep iPhone 6s Plus for subsidized one

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  1. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    I think I know what I want to do here...

    I had pre-ordered a full priced iPhone 6s Plus from Apple.com - I also have a grandfathered unlimited data plan which is up with an upgrade option.

    Now that I'm coming to senses ...I'm questioning why I didn't just get it from AT&T store renewing the contract and getting the phone for a cheaper price.

    So I'm thinking when I receive my phone today...just go and return it to Apple Store and then head over to an AT&T store and get it from there. I can get one renewing my 2 year contract there...correct? Granted then have it in stock of course.

    Am I missing any pros or cons here in terms of keeping the fully paid iPhone? I mean I'm going to keep the phone for 2 years anyways...so why not get it for less.
     
  2. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    Unlimited plan subscribers should always get it subsidized on 2 year contracts. You may not be able to renew and get a discount in store. It may be online only IIRC.
     
  3. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ordered it online. The wait begins yet again . Gonna return the other one today.
     
  4. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    That's what I did.... I'm grandfathered and I'll never let this plan go. My contract wasn't up until today,so I ordered this morning. 9/29-10/04 delivery date,not bad. Silver 64gb 6S
     
  5. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    I just went to the store and picked up my phone today. There was no waiting at the local AT&T store in my area. I have unlimited data on my plan also. I was in and out in less than 15 minutes.
     
  6. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's an awesome ship window. Mine is 10/23 - 10/30. I ordered the 128gb plus silver.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    [/QUOTE]
    It's probably because I ordered the 6S. The plus seems to be the more popular choice of iPhone. I had the 6+ last year and it was a little too big for me,but everyone els I know with it loves it.

    Looks like we just need to be patient now. Lol
     
  8. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    Were you there right when they opened? Or you just walked in later in the morning?
     
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  10. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have one more question...for subsidizing the phone and renewing a 2yr contract - you get the device for $200 cheaper...correct? Because the 128gb 6s plus is costing me $749.99.
     
  11. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    My 6s 64gb cost me $299 + tax = $317 out the door. At full price it would have cost me $749 + Tax. I saved $450 by signing contract. I don't mind 2 year contracts because I have another UDP line that is eligible for upgrade next September. Every iPhone release one of my two lines is eligible for an iPhone upgrade. I always keep my old phone and pass it down to my son and I sale off his old iPhone to make up the cost of the first one.
     
  12. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm...So how come it cost me $749.99 (renewing my 2 yr contract up in nov) when the one with no contract costs $949.99? Might have to call AT&T.
     
  13. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    If your 2 year isn't up till November you only going to get the partial subsidy which is $200 off. You'd have to wait till November to get the full subsidy.
     
  14. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    It's because you're upgrading when your two year contract isn't complete yet. Sounds like you have one more year of your contract. $499 subsidized price + $250 for upgrading while in contract.

    Imo, I would just pay outright for the phone
     
  15. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gotcha!! So I guess I should the call AT&T and cancel the order and place it once the contract is up. I would love to get the phone outright but it's just a tad bit much money. And I'm going to keep this phone for 2 years anyways. I should've thought about that...thank you for clarifying this confusion guys.
     
  16. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I spoke to AT&T rep and they helped cancel the order...however not even half hour passed by and I got an email confirmation about my phone being shipped. I called back AT&T and they checked and confirmed that the order has been shipped. The AT&T rep said just to return the phone and my contract will revert back to its original date for expiration for nov 2015z

    However...now I was thinking and wondering if there are folks here who have gotten AT&T to allow people to subsidize the phone for full discount a month before their contract was up. I'm assuming that they probably can't do it - but can they issue a credit on my account to make up the difference?

    Do you think it's worth talking to AT&T about this? Or just suck it up and wait till November?
     
  17. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    It really depends on who you get on the phone and how long you have been with AT&T. Call until you get someone who will wave your early upgrade. In the early years this was possible but over the years AT&T has become more greedy.
     

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