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driftway

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Aug 12, 2010
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Since ATT is shipping the iphone 6 plus in November, I thought I could try Apple online, but they are only offering the 2 year plan or Next, both of which are inferior to buying the phone full price, for me (my company will pay for a phone, but not for installments).
I thought I could wait in line friday, but I bet the store guys are using the same online process, and won't let me buy the phone for full price! So, the Apple store option is dead.

Is anyone going direct to ATT stores friday? Could that speed up delivery?
 

PTVMan

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Sep 20, 2012
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Why not just go to the Apple Store on Friday, buy the phone using NEXT and then pay it off immediately? Wouldn't that get you what you want?
 

bmms8

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Dec 19, 2007
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You're asking questions to which we don't know. If you want to get a phone outright i suggest using next or going to the apple store on friday. Good luck.
 

1981d

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Sep 24, 2013
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Buy the TMobile version from the Apple website. It's GSM unlocked and will work on ATT. There is a thread about it on here.
 

PTVMan

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Sep 20, 2012
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you can't pay it off immediately, you have to make 2 monthly payments before you can.

There's another thread here that says paying off immediately is permissible if NEXT is done without a trade in. I reconfirmed this yesterday with ATT. I'm buying my iPhone 6 using NEXT and paying it off next week, then getting it unlocked. I have ATT gaurantee that this is okay. Then again, it is ATT so there's always a chance they'll screw me over :(
 

BlueGoldAce

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Oct 11, 2011
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You can pay it off immediately.

If you can't, and have to wait three months, who cares? Pay the two months, then pay it off (same cost as paying it outright). Then you can unlock after you pay it off.
 

cs33

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Sep 14, 2014
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As said before just buy the T-mobile one online. It's the exact same as the AT&T one just unlocked.

Exactly. This is what I did. The T-Mobile one comes unlocked to use with any carrier. It is just the AT&T one, except without a carrier activation policy.
 

rmn1644

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Dec 7, 2011
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Was just at the apple store - they wouldn't sell me a full priced phone. Said they only sell phones with contracts and were more than happy to sell me a phone as part of my contract.

Hard to believe you can't buy something you want. Especially when it costs $750.
 

jboggs85

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Sep 23, 2014
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Was just at the apple store - they wouldn't sell me a full priced phone. Said they only sell phones with contracts and were more than happy to sell me a phone as part of my contract.

Hard to believe you can't buy something you want. Especially when it costs $750.

Which carrier and Apple Store?
 

b-rad g

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Jun 29, 2010
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Since ATT is shipping the iphone 6 plus in November, I thought I could try Apple online, but they are only offering the 2 year plan or Next, both of which are inferior to buying the phone full price, for me (my company will pay for a phone, but not for installments).
I thought I could wait in line friday, but I bet the store guys are using the same online process, and won't let me buy the phone for full price! So, the Apple store option is dead.

Is anyone going direct to ATT stores friday? Could that speed up delivery?

Was just at the apple store - they wouldn't sell me a full priced phone. Said they only sell phones with contracts and were more than happy to sell me a phone as part of my contract.

Hard to believe you can't buy something you want. Especially when it costs $750.

I walked into my Apple Store here in Charleston last Thursday after work and paid outright Device Only an iPhone 6 64gb for $749. Don't know why you can't at your store. When I asked if I could purchase Device Only, he said absolutely.
 
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