Stolen iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Snick2040, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Snick2040 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 6 (ATT 128GB) was stolen in London a few weeks ago. I purchased the phone using my Amex and they have covered the (subsidized) purchase price of the phone (400 dollars). I am now trying to purchase a new iPhone 6. And Apples website says I'm of course not eligible for the subsidized price anymore. It now says that I need to pay 850 dollars for a new iPhone but lists this under a 2-year contract with AT&T. What I'm trying to figure out is will this phone be locked to at&t or not. Isn't 850 the full price of the iPhone 6 at 128 GB and shouldn't that price come without contract or having been locked to AT&T?

    Thank You in Advance....
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say that you should be able to buy the phone full price and not be locked into a contract, though you already are for your now stolen iPhone.

    Perhaps a visit to your local apple store to see what they have to say (or look to see if you can buy it at another location, like best buy)/
     
  3. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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  4. 617aircav Suspended

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    Just buy it without any service from Apple. But the Verizon one as it's guaranteed unlocked.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Either order the "T-Mobile" version online or buy the Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile version at full price in a store and it will be unlocked.
     
  6. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    How does the AMEX purchase protection work?
     
  7. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    It sounds to me like you're still on the hook for the 2 year contract on your stolen phone. Think of it as a 2 year contract for phone service that happens to include paying off a subsidized phone (that was stolen). AT&T don't really care which phone is used on that line, but the 2 year agreement is the 2 year agreement until they have recovered the cost of that subsidized phone.
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The service contract is still in place no matter what. However, the OP is looking to at least get an unlocked phone. That's easy to do just by getting a T-Mobile version from Apple's website or anything but a Sprint version in an Apple Store.
     

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