Should I return iPhone 5 back to Target?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ann713, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    My family's 2-year contract w/ T-Mobile will end March 2013, and we are all planning to switch to either Verizon or AT&T. Since I was able to sell my previous iphone for a decent price, I decided to go to Target's kiosk to purchase an iphone 5 under new contract with AT&T. They're currently having a sale at $149 for the 16gb model so I couldn't resist. (Paid only about $200 out the door with tax)

    Problem is - the signal with AT&T isn't so great around my home compared to T-Mobile. I'm guessing we'll stick with the latter. I've also recently found that this device can be unlocked for all gsm carrier for as low as under $5. How do I go keeping this phone, to be used on T-Mobile?

    Paying the ETF ($325) + first month's bill, activation fees ($125) + price paid for phone ($200) = Roughly $650

    If Target doesn't take back their $50 sales discount after ETF - I guess I saved $50.

    Am I better off just returning the phone completely (still within 14-day policy), and purchasing a subsidized device at Apple Store for $700 with CA tax included?

    Thanks for reading and inputting any advice!
     
  2. cutienoua macrumors member

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    if internet speed is important ,then go big red
    just did a speed test 45Mbps down/16Mbps up.
    straight talk is another good option with choice between att or tmobile sim
    I would just return this phone,you can find better prices on ebay ,if you don't go verizon
     
  3. darster Suspended

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    You can back out of any mobile contract within the first 14 days. Pay full price for unlocked Verizon model. Use it on t mobile until contract is up and then switch to Verizon or other carrier.
     

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