Trying out an iPhone?

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  1. Supadoodles macrumors newbie

    Supadoodles

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    I'm an owner of a Droid and I really want to try out an iPhone. I know it's a little sneaky, but what are the policies for Apple (I'm on Verizon) to buy the iPhone and then return it? Would I be able to use & then get back my upgrade? I just want to be sure that I'll be able to fit into the Apple ecosystem properly.
     
  2. AppleMaster9 macrumors regular

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    Really easy idea, go to the store and try out a display model :rolleyes:
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Don't you generally have 30 days to return a phone?

    My best advice would to be to go to the store and spend 15 minutes with a display model and see if you like it.
     
  4. Supadoodles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Supadoodles

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I'm talking more about trying out the phone as in owning it and using it for a week or two. If it works then I'd just keep it but I'd like to have a way out.
     
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    You could probably get one from Craigslist and if you didn't like it you could turn it over for the same price.
     
  6. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Actually forget all of that. :cool: just buy a factory unlocked iPhone from the apple store and you have 2 weeks time to return it without a stocking fee. No need to go through the contract bs.
     
  7. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I don't think factory unlocked applies to the CDMA iPhone?
     
  8. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    I'm eligible for an upgrade and so far I've been to the verizon store twice playing with phones. I'm probably going go back tomorrow. I'm probably going to get an iphone, but I want to spend time with all of the phones before making a final decision.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  9. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    You won't be disappointed.
     
  10. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I second this. :cool:
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    verizon charges a $35 restocking fee. if you decide to buy, do it at an apple store. no restocking fee, and you get 30 days instead of 14.
     
  12. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the craigslist suggestion. Or try an ipod touch first and move up to iphone.
     
  13. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think the carriers have a 2 week return policy as well. Could always go that route.
     
  14. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    This. Or you could try Best Buy. That's where I got mine and they have a better insurance than AppleCare. Oh and a 30-day return policy.
     
  15. Nick412 macrumors member

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    Now it is only 15 days plus you have to pay a fee of $30 to return the phone.
     
  16. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't worry about the returns policies.

    Once you have used the iphone 4 properly you wont be even thinking about returning it !
     
  17. dingster1 macrumors regular

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    I did this. Picked one up on ebay. Swapped out my Fascinate for it until my upgrade/iPhone5.
     
  18. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    If you have a friend with one see if you can try it for a few hours. Otherwise try them at the store. I believe if you buy one you have 30 days to return it but you'll be paying a restock fee which I believe is 10-15%, not sure if that's on the full price or subsidized price.
     
  19. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Not from Apple. Other retailers may be different though.
     
  20. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I like this idea the best.
     

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