Walmart?

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  1. frostbyte32 macrumors member

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    I'm upgrading my piece of crap Droid to an iPhone 4s on March 3rd...FINALLY ALMOST HERE!

    I was doing some grocery shopping and while walking out noticed that Walmart had the iPhone 4 and 4s on display. I wanted to play around with it and then I noticed that it aid $88 for the 4 and $188 for the 4s.

    My question...would there be anything negative about going through Walmart instead of Verizon or Apple? I've only ever gone through Verizon in the past so I didn't know if it would really mean anything in terms of the warrenty or anything.
     
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  3. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm going to be out of town at a conference and want to stop in and get it during a break in the conference. I'm hoping they have them in stock so I don't have to wait for it to be shipped to my house when I get back in town.
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If there is something wrong with the phone within the first 30 days, it needs to be replaced by walmart if you want a new phone. You can still take it to Apple, but they WILL give you a refurb. Otheriwse, I am pretty sure you will not run into any problems.

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    Walmart tends to be a good place to buy the phone. Most people don't think to go there, so I would expect it to be in stock.
     
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    Walmart usually does not stock many of them though.
     
  6. iTouchiPodz macrumors newbie

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    how much do u pay monthy, u mayhave to upgrade ur plan to an iphone one which usually are 60 dollars plus XD
     
  7. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    Other than the fact that it's wally world, nothing is different in getting your iPhone there.....
     
  8. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why would I have to upgrade my plan? I'm currently grandfathered in to their unlimited data.
     
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    for $88 ... you likely have to sign into a plan
     
  10. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm assuming you mean renewing my contract? I'm fine with that...I've had to do that with every phone I've ever had...
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    No ... I am talking buying a new contract through Walmart
     
  12. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wouldn't I be able to renew my contract through them like I would any other Verizon dealer? I don't see how it would change anything.
     
  13. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    chances are ... no ... the $88 price is likely for new clients ... how could Walmart make money selling a $500 phone for $88?
     
  14. iTouchiPodz macrumors newbie

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    with really high iphone plans lol
     
  15. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 4 is usually only $99 through when signing a 2 year contract so I assume Walmart is still making money off of the deal when selling it for $88 and me renewing my contract with Verizon through them.
     
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    as I said .. I doubt this $88 deal does not require signing into a data plan ... and is likely geared towards new clients.
     
  17. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll stop in and talk to them the next time I'm in there and let you guys know.
     
  18. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    if you don't know, then don't comment lol

    it's for new client or someone who is eligible for upgrade!
     
  19. ptruong31 macrumors member

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    I work at walmart, you don't have to sign any kind of plan. You can simply do a two year upgrade and get the 4s for 188. Also the tax is on the 188. It might depend on your date, but I live in southern california and it comes out to about 205 after taxes. Hope this helps.
     
  20. frostbyte32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Indiana's sales tax is 7%, which would make it $201.16. Sounds about right.
     

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