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dsa420

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 23, 2007
440
14
I think the folks at RadioShack screwed up in upgrading my line today. Long story short I walked out of the store without the phone being activated b/c the moron that worked there couldn't get it activated after an hour.

On my drive home I was able to get the phone activated in about 2 mins by calling VZW.

I just logged into my account and it still shows the line being eligible for an upgrade. Also tried plugging it into Apple site and its showing me the subsidized price.

I am going to try and do an in store pickup tomorrow and see if this is too good to be true. My guess is when they go to activate I will be screwed, worth a shot though.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
13,161
3,720
Boston, MA
If I had to guess, because you activated the phone (and the phone will show having come from somewhere), it will eventually update on your line properly.

Or maybe you got a freebie.
 

dsa420

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 23, 2007
440
14
For some reason I don't think the activation has anything to do with it. If you order online from Apple, Best Buy, etc using your upgrade it automatically uses your upgrade even though the phone is not activated when you receive it.

Not thinking I am in the clear but its worth a shot.
 

brand

Suspended
Oct 3, 2006
4,390
456
127.0.0.1
I am going to try and do an in store pickup tomorrow and see if this is too good to be true. My guess is when they go to activate I will be screwed, worth a shot though.

The world could use a lot less people like you.
 

dsa420

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 23, 2007
440
14
Was able to upgrade today at subsidized cost successfully. Amazing it took the Apple store all of 5 mins to finish the transaction today where RadioShack couldn't get it done in 1+ hour, 2 phones for the price of 1.

Flame away about how the world needs less people like me and that I have no morals, etc. I pay Verizon $400+ a month for their service, don't feel bad for taking advantage of this unique loophole.
 

JayIsAwesome

macrumors 68000
Sep 8, 2013
1,505
1,490
Texas
Was able to upgrade today at subsidized cost successfully. Amazing it took the Apple store all of 5 mins to finish the transaction today where RadioShack couldn't get it done in 1+ hour, 2 phones for the price of 1.

Flame away about how the world needs less people like me and that I have no morals, etc. I pay Verizon $400+ a month for their service, don't feel bad for taking advantage of this unique loophole.

Damn
 

RCRod83

macrumors regular
Aug 22, 2010
197
24
It took a few days for my AT&T account to show that I was no longer eligible for an upgrade. But if I texted them to check my upgrade eligibility, it would come back as saying ineligible.
 

MacManTexas56

macrumors 68020
Apr 4, 2005
2,496
384
Multiples, its amazing. No idea how they are still in business after all these year, same applies to Sears.
you went and got a phone from them...so obviously people like you still go there.

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Was able to upgrade today at subsidized cost successfully. Amazing it took the Apple store all of 5 mins to finish the transaction today where RadioShack couldn't get it done in 1+ hour, 2 phones for the price of 1.

Flame away about how the world needs less people like me and that I have no morals, etc. I pay Verizon $400+ a month for their service, don't feel bad for taking advantage of this unique loophole.

don't come crying when verizon adds the full cost of the phone on your bill when they figure out the error.
 
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