Trying to get an iPhone but having difficulties please help

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tepsick, May 4, 2009.

  1. tepsick macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    alright look, my boss has a (business?) plan with at&t, and hes adding a line for me, and of course I want an iphone. First problem is that he does business through an authorized dealer-i know they cant sell iphones. the rep said i can get one through an apple store or retail at&t store BUT that my boss would have to switch his plan to corporate? (my boss won't switch regardless) wtf does that mean? do authorized dealers offer different plans/contracts than retail att stores? or does this guy just have no clue? and if so, how can i go about getting and iphone 3g 8g for the 2 year price and get it activated legitimately? an no im not buying one for 500 bucks off of ebay lol

    p.s. after i heard all this, i asked what other phones they had, this guy tried selling me a samsung impression, he said its just like the iphone but with a qwerty (i wanted to slap him)

    seriously though please help or i might have to get the impression :'(
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I honestly don't know why an iPhone would HAVE to be on a corp plan. I bet that I would work just fine on your current plan with a 3G data plan. It already has exchange email support built in if you need that.
  3. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I purchased the my first phone and service through and authorized dealer. When I went to get an iPhone I had no issues buying from either the AT&T store or the Apple store. I know your boss wants to deal with this dealer but it can't be the only option. You/he should also be able to get one off of the AT&T website if he logs into his account. Maybe he would be open to that idea...I also can't think of any reason why it would have to be on a corporate account.

    If your boss says your only option is to buy from this guy then I don't know what you can do.
  4. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    Go to an AT&T retail store and tell them your problem. Also have the name of the authorized dealer you talk to. I'm thinking he's full of sh*t.
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    It sounds like the authorized retailer is trying to force your boss to buy the phone through him for the commission.

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