VZW Unlimited Plan required to purchase Iphone from Verizon?

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  1. 0r30 macrumors 6502

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    I was chatting with a Apple Specialist and found out if you would like to Purchase the Iphone 6+ outright for Verizon. You must buy it directly from Verizon :mad:







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    Hi i was trying to get some info about buying the new iPhone 6

    Hello. My name is David. How may I assist you today?

    i currently have a Verizon unlimited plan and would like to keep it so I will be purchasing the phone for full retail price of 849.99

    Can I just go into a Apple store and purchase it

    You cannot purchase through Apple for full retail price. You would have to contact Verizon for that request.

    so I would have to purchase from Verizon at full retail price

    That is correct.

    do you know by any chance why I must go through Verizon

    confused since it is the same phone

    To purchase the iPhone 6 through Apple, you need to be eligible for an upgrade or adding a new line of service. The only version you can buy for full retail is the T-Mobile version.

    correct that is what it shows on the website. So not even in store you can purchase it at full retail?

    Not at an Apple store.

    What if you wanted to give someone a Verizon phone as a gift? you would not be able to either?

    That is correct. You would have to contact Verizon about purchasing at full retail price. Apple does not sell those at full retail price.

    ok. well i will go ahead and try to find a store then.

    thank you very much


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  2. boxermansr macrumors 6502

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    On the website, probably. In store (Apple Store), not. I know several people who have went and got their devices at full retail cost, some with Verizon, some without, with no issue. Again this is in store, online may be different.
     
  3. 0r30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope it can be done in store. Maybe some more people with VZW Unlimited Data will chime in.
     
  4. boxermansr macrumors 6502

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    I've got unlimited, but I pre-ordered mine from Verizon. Was at the Apple store Saturday, debating getting a 6 for my wife, and they said it'd be no problem to pay retail, so they don't have an issue with it (the one here at least, and the others that many others have posted being able to do so at). It's the carrier stores (Verizon, etc) that seem less willing to sell at retail.
     
  5. 0r30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info.

    I think I'm going to give it a week and see if I can obtain one at a Apple store before giving up and ordering online from VZW.
     
  6. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 6 at full price from Apple and it did not effect my unlimited data.
     
  7. sdyoyo macrumors member

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    I got one from the Apple Store yesterday full price with no problem.
     
  8. 0r30 thread starter macrumors 6502

    0r30

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    Thank you for the feedback.

    Were you two able to purchase the phone then swap sims or do they register the new sim already in the new I phone for you?

    Thanks
     
  9. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a new nano sim from them. They advised to use the new sim.

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  10. 0r30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok. Yea thats what I was thinking since I read you need a specific SIM for when using NFC payments.

    Thanks.
     

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