Carrier So prepaid T-Mobile deal is incompatible with IUP?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James.K.Polk, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    In a rush, I made a reservation for the iPhone Upgrade Program, not even realizing what my plan was.

    Then I did a little googling... at least for the 6S, it seems like the T-Mobile prepaid plan ($30/5GB data/100min) does not qualify for the IUP. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
  2. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    IUP pretty much is going through the Apple financing program or device payments through your carrier. If you do T-Mobile prepaid you will have to buy the phone outright.
     
  3. James.K.Polk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gah. It's not even the raw expense, I was just so looking forward to upgrading every year and having 'free' AppleCare+. Apparently we can't cancel our reservations, either? Maybe If I call the store...
     
  4. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, try that and see. The IUP is through Citizens and they run your credit and such.
     
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah the way Apple sells phones is ridiculous. In order to get a phone with the iphone upgrade program you have to have a postpaid account with one of the big 4 carriers.

    In fact, you can't even buy an iphone cash through Apple's website without having a postpaid account with one of the big three - unless you buy a tmobile phone. The tmobile phones require no account verification.

    Funnier yet, you can't make a new verizon/att/sprint account from apple's website. Good times.
     
  6. James.K.Polk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Confirmed, no go on T-Mobile. They told me if you want to upgrade through T-Mobile, you need to do it in a T-Mobile store?

    Then I went through a whole ordeal where I half-switched to Sprint, only to get stopped because the SIM-unlocked iPhone SE is not compatible with Sprint, apparently. Bah. Now back on T-Mobile, though I somehow lost my $30/5GB plan.
     

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