When you buy an iPhone 5 on contract and return it within 30 days, what happens?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petrucci666, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never gotten a contract for a phone before, so I'm not entirely sure how it works with returns

    Let's say I get the 16GB iPhone 5 on AT&T for $199 plus the contract.

    I have 30 days buyer's remorse to return it. When I do return it and pay the first month's bill, do I have to return the phone as well?
     
  2. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502

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    Of course. You were given a $450 discount because you agreed to a 2 year contract. You back out of the contract without paying the ETF, you return the phone.
     
  3. rangrbob macrumors member

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  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    what? if you return the phone - do you have to return the phone as well?
     
  5. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    No, keep the phone, they can make more.
     
  6. akiraboi macrumors member

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    You might want to double check your details. My understanding is that while you have a 30 day exchange policy with Apple for the phone itself, some carriers only give you a 14 day grace period to decide to back out of your contract. You do of course need to return the phone if you cancel your contract inside of this 14 day period.
     

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