Switching from Sprint... question...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jrm27, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    I am going to be getting an iphone in the next few weeks (Hooray!). I'll be switiching over from Sprint. My only option is to go through the ATT store right? I'd like to go through the Apple store for ease of use if I have problems with my phone and need a replacement/advice. However, to get the $199 price on the iphone if I am starting a new contract, I need to go through the ATT store correct?

    I really wouldn't mind starting my contract at an ATT store if I can take that new contract to the apple store to get my iphone though...

    Do I just really not understand the process at all? Any advice would be most appreciated!

  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    For you there is no difference between an Apple store and an AT&T store. Go where you prefer.
  3. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    You could go through an Apple Store. It's simplest to bring a recent phone bill with you as you need the account number on it.
  4. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    So I could just bring in my current Sprint bill and go from there?
  5. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You can go to either store since both sell THE SAME PHONE and have the same warranty.

  6. iViet macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    that's only if you want to keep the number. you really just need the sprint account number really. bring a ID, and credit card also to the apple store. oh, and if you can't remember your social security number, bring that also.
  7. theappleguy24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    Go to the apple store. I got mine from the ATT store but they dont have any in stock of the 8 gigs. I ordered mine on 8/20 and it arrived on 8/22 in store. I know the apple store has a bunch in stock.
  8. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Yes. That's exactly what I did to switch from Sprint to AT&T. I had my old number ported right at the Apple Store, too. The one piece of information you may not have and that they require is your online account login information (i.e. www.sprint.com). The login ID is your Sprint phone number. If you forgot the password, make sure you call Sprint (or stop by at a Sprint store) to obtain it before you hit the Apple Store.
  9. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    But the Apple Store has trained employees and the AT&T store has trained... Better go to the Apple store! :)
  10. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Talked with the wife last night and she wants to get a "family" contract, but doesn't want the iphone (I know, I know.. she's a free phone kinda gal). That is probably something I would need to do through the ATT store then right?
  11. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Do you have a family plan with Sprint right now?

    If you don't and intend to get a family plan with AT&T, and she doesn't want an iPhone - but she still wants AT&T, you can still go to the apple store. Just go to the apple store first, get your phone. Then go to an AT&T store and add a line for her with a free phone and convert both numbers into a family plan.

    If she has Sprint with you and you're both on a family plan, you can still go the apple store, get the phone, port your number. Then Go to the att store, port the wife's number to a new account - then combine both numbers into a family plan. Then cancel the sprint account and pay any ETF fees.
  12. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    awesome... yep we have a family plan with Sprint right now. So, that sounds like a good way to go!

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