When you Pre-Order online using the Apple Program, do you have to put any money down right away?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djty392, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. djty392 macrumors newbie

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    Or just the first months payment? How does that work? Since they'll be charging you per month. What do you have to pay up front if anything?
     
  2. Andrew.s macrumors 6502

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    You'll pay tax on the full cost and the first months payment with the iPhone Upgrade Program. I personally have it and that's what I was charged to start the program. Now that it's offered online it shouldn't be any different than in store.
     
  3. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly you just reserve the phone online tonight. Then when you go to the Apple Store at your scheduled pick-up time, you only pay tax on the phone. This sets up the payment plan for the phone and then you will be billed the next month.

    ^above post has it right. My payment in store was like $90 something. Tax and first month.
     
  4. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a

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    Correct - if it works like last year, you pay nothing at time of pre-order. When you pick up, you're charged all of the tax plus the first month's payment. Has to be a credit (not debit) card. Once you're set up, you can use the Citizen website to change your future payments to come from a debit card, bank account, etc. But that initial payment has to be on a credit card.
     
  5. clborden macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry guys, but is this the "iPhone Forever" program, or is this something else? Like would I be leasing the phone from Apple? Or am I really missing something here?

    When I heard this announced last year, I assumed it was a deal made with cell phone carriers.

    So while I'm preordering, do I look for this option under payment? Or do I apply for it first, then I can use this option?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Tekzilla macrumors regular

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    Wait, if we do this plan we can't get the phone delivered?
     

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