Unable to purchase with cash at ATT?

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  1. Carbonic macrumors regular

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    I remember reading a rumor or something saying that you can only purchase the iPhone with a credit/debit card, you can't use cash.

    Is this true? If so, does ATT sell gift cards? If they don't take cash, I was going to purchase a 400$ gift card.
     
  2. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i don't believe there's been anything stated of accepted payment methods, yet atleast
     
  3. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. jaw3net macrumors regular

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    Try calling your local at&t store.
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    Weird, my dollar bills say "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private." on it.

    That seems to mean that I can use it at the AT&T store! :rolleyes:
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    The AT&T stores I've been to do not have cash registers. So therefore they cannot take cash. They can scan a card and run credit or debit, however all this may vary on location. Best bet is to call.
     
  7. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what I thought, but I swore I remember someone/people saying you couldn't use cash to pay for the iPhone...
     
  8. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    that was only at apple stores, we have always accepted cash. i have not read anything stating otherwise...
     
  9. poorbusker macrumors member

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    I paid for the original iPhone with cash right before they disallowed it. I'm going to say if you don't hear anything before launch date, assume you can pay in cash
     
  10. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you work at AT&T, and will be accepting cash? Do you guys also have gift cards?
     
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    That seems to sum it up. They can restrict it to whatever they want. They want a link to your bank account.
     
  12. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    if they don't have gift cards at at & t, you could always go get a prepaid visa or something
     
  13. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where can you pick up one of those at? Would that work for signing up a new phone?
     
  14. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    yes and yes
     
  15. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Most likely, seeing as they advise you to buy a gift card if you're trying to buy a phone as a gift.
     
  16. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    any mall really... its jus a form of payment it doesnt matter what u r doing in the store.
     
  17. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright thanks, I plan on purchasing a 800$ giftcard just incase. I say this because I'll probly have to pay a deposit.
     
  18. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Why on earth do you not have a debit or credit card?

    I very rarely carry cash and I resent having to use it for parking meters and suchlike. Everything goes on my Visa Debit.
     
  19. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Same with me!
    Wachovia Visa Check Card all the way!!

    Cash slows things down.
     
  20. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    y dont u go ahead and call or go into a store to see if/what the deposit will be? 18003310500
     
  21. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    I think Walmarts have those prepaid cards with the Visa logo as well, if that's more convenient. A lot of people take their paychecks there and just put all their money on one of those, instead of getting a typical bank account. I believe you can track the charges and the balance online too.
     
  22. Carbonic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I asked my friend who works at ATT if they will take cash, or just credit/debit and he told me:

    "credit/debit only, we have to follow apples rules"
     
  23. hcoteen2008 macrumors regular

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    I called the AT&T store in Fort Worth and the manager answered and I asked him what forms of payment are acceptable for purchasing the iPhone 3G and he said that cash, credit and debit cards.

    I'm split paying, I'm paying cash and debit.
     
  24. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i dont understand why?

    the new 3G IPHONE IS activated in store

    so cash wouldnt be a problem
     
  25. hcoteen2008 macrumors regular

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    looks like AT&T has done it again, not communicating. :confused:
     

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