What's the advantage of pre-ordering from Apple's site over AT&T's?

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  1. definitive macrumors 68000

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    I'll be upgrading my 3G to 4, and would like to know if there are any advantages of pre-ordering on Apple's site over AT&T's. If it makes any difference, I'll be ordering the black color 16GB model.
     
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  3. CJayC macrumors 6502

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    What the hell difference were you expecting? Some promotional coupon code if you order through AT&T?
     
  4. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    you are .10% cooler if you order through apple vs att
     
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    This. There is no said "advantage" to any pre-order situation. Do whatever works for you.
     
  7. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    The black-only AT&T preorder is still a friggin rumor.
     
  8. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    the only thing I can even see is that apple might be able to guarantee to have more iphones to have shipped for the 24th and with att there might be a chance you will have to wait.
     
  9. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    No difference...other than longer lines at Apple (for me anyway). Don't forget, there may be other retailers in your area that might be selling them too.
     
  10. coasterswim macrumors 6502

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    I'm ordering from Apple.com but taking it to an AT&T store if something goes wrong during activation. I trust Apple to be more on the ball in terms of getting things delivered on time, but I know AT&T can resolve more issues related to your account.
     
  11. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    Last year it wouldn't let me order through Apple.com only reserve. I placed on order online with AT&T with no problems.

    Hopefully apple.com works for me tomorrow because it sounds like AT&T is in store preparers only from what I've read.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Apple.com has been subtly designed to subconsciously arouse you to a slight degree. It's all Steve works on these days. A lot of work goes into that.

    Whether you consider this a side benefit or the main benefit is entirely up to you.

    It's the main reason they don't allow porn apps in the app store. They're afraid they'll detract from Apple.com and people will buy less Macs.
     
  13. metrowarrior79 macrumors newbie

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    Price Difference on Voice Plans

    Has anyone else noticed that there is a price difference between the voice plans that apple offers through their checkout system and the ones listed on AT&T's website. I just checked and for a family plan with 1400 minutes the cost on Apples website is $119.99 (cost for 2 lines) and on AT&T's website the 1400 minute family plan is 89.99 for 2 lines. Am I missing something?
     
  14. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    will either be offering free shipping on the phones (if any)?
     
  15. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I mean, hopefully it won't change the actual voice plan, but if it does you can always change it back.
     
  16. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh another question while i didn't forget: what are they charging for the activation of the new contract?
     
  17. cdp1276 macrumors member

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    Apple always does free shipping so I would assume AT&T does too...
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    ....but I thought AT&T iPhones were built in China by Foxes and Steve Jobs hand assembled all Apple iPhones in his garage.
     
  19. chris.robison macrumors regular

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    According to an Apple rep through Live chat, they are fixing this. Hopefully they do soon.

    Can you go up and down in price plans? Can I order a 700 FamilyTalk through Apple, then have AT&T drop it to 550 with no ill effects?
     

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