Should I go to the ATT Store?

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  1. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

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    Let me first say that I was planning to go to the Apple store to get my phone cuz I love that place (and I hate ATT) But, it looks like I'll be getting a family plan now and from some posts I've read, I may be able to get my corporate discount on top of that. (Yeah, I know nothing is confirmed and I may only get a discount on my phone and plan, but $$ is $$!) Anyway, my question is since this is kind of different than a straight forward plan, do you think I'm better off going to the ATT store? I'd hate to go to the Apple store and then find out I have to either call ATT or go their store to get it worked out. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Givn2Fly13 macrumors newbie

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    I am in the same boat. I need a family plan and 2 iPhones. DO you think there will be a 1 phone limit?
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, I would recommend the AT&T Corporate Store in your situation, since there are many outliers regarding your FP desire for a corporate discount...

    Last I heard there was a (3) iPhone limit, but I've been looking for confirmation (I presently have 3 iPhones on my FP and 1 BB).
     
  4. Givn2Fly13 macrumors newbie

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    I would be kinda pissed if it is only one.... or better yet, my wife will have to sacrifice hers!
     
  5. AboveTheChaos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks...I was afraid folks would say that. :( Oh well, maybe AFTER I get my phone I'll still make a trip to the old Apple store. :)

    LOL...yeah let me know how that one goes. :D

    I'm thinking they'll at least have 2-3 limit but it looks like we'll have to wait a little while longer to get the details.
     
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  7. ugp macrumors 65816

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    You can get corporate discounts either way no matter where you activate a phone. No corporate discounts don't usually take effect until your 2nd bill cycle anyway. I can setup corporate discounts. I sell AT&T phones, I am a Manager for Radio Shack. Now it has not be said whether AT&T will allow discounts on iPhone plans, hopefully since Apple is no longer getting revenue from the plans they will allow it. Right now I have a family plan and my iPhone is the secondary so that my main line does get my corporate discount. AT&T stores will have a limit of 3 phones and there are more AT&T stores than Apple stores. For myself the nearest Apple store is 2 hours away. But I have my AT&T rep hooking me up and getting me my iPhone on launch day without having to walk into a store. I am just giving him the money for it.
     
  8. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    What if you have the choice between AT&T Corporate Store and an Apple Store? Which do you prefer. I live equal distance from both 2 miles (max), I am debating which I should go to. I want a painless transaction with the less people the better.
    Not sure which is the better place to go AT&T or Apple.
     
  9. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I would say you are going to have less people at an AT&T store. But an Apple store is going to know the iPhone better as far as training. I personally if I could would pick an Apple store. I love the environment of an Apple store.
     
  10. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i guess so. I pretty much want to get in and out and home to activate. I just hope I don't have to deal with Security Guards at the mall at 5am when I am trying to get into line.
     
  11. And5555 macrumors member

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    All of this can be done at the Apple store, as someone mentioned above. The discount can be done here: http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/. You can add a corporate discount to any plan even if it's been in service for 2 years (and you can do this completely online) and it will take 2 billing cycles regardless. You will probably need to call AT&T after adding your discount as well to have them waive the upgrade fee ($18/line).

    I'm going to an AT&T store because I don't want to fight a hoard of Apple fanboys that chose the Apple store because they like the ambiance.
     
  12. AboveTheChaos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks for the link. That's a great idea to consider.
     
  13. AboveTheChaos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I need to find some ATT or Apple friends to hook me up. :D
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Hello! They had free Starbuck's expresso/latte and Krispy Kremes for days at my Apple Store...:p
     
  15. AboveTheChaos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm one of those fanboys (although, not the obnoxious apologist, I hope) that love the store. And at my store they had free Starbucks and smoothies so I was hooked. :D
     
  16. peterhenley macrumors member

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    Actually, I am not a fan of the arrogant "geniuses" at the Apple store. The ATT guys are knowledgeable enough.
     
  17. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    whenever i tried to make a purchase at my apple store they were always disorganized and there was nobody around to check you out. Yes i'd say its a good concept the whole not having a cash register thing but the stores need enough people with the handhelds to support demand it'd flow much smoother.

    On that note on the 11th i will probably be at an AT&T store to buy my iphone and not an apple store. They seem to be much more efficient in checking people out
     
  18. ugp macrumors 65816

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    You have to also remember service will vary store to store. Myself being a Manager for Radio Shack, I have customers come to my store because they don't like the store down the road. They don't dislike Radio Shack but they dislike the employees in that certain store and I am sure I have people that dislike my store. It happens everywhere and everyone can't get served in the way they would want to.

    As for my Apple store I go to, which is 2 hours away, the employees are very knowledgeable and nice and I never have to wait long to get what I need and out. Although I do tend to stair at the 30" Cinema monitor for awhile.

    But as for my AT&T store the employees are a joke and don't seem like they know anything and are there just because it is a job. Although every time I've been there it has been the same two idiots that would rather talk to each other probably about playing WoW.

    At least I don't have to walk into a store and get mine and have to deal with all the anxious people waiting in line. I work too much as it is to be able to get out and get one on launch day regardless hints why my Rep is getting it for me.:D
     

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