Where To Purchase iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Resist, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Is there any advantage in purchasing my iPhone from the Apple store, or other place like Best Buy and AT&T? I assume any warranty service would be done by the actual place of purchase correct? Unless I get an extended warranty of course.
     
  2. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    At this point, it is the same. Warranty replacement is best to do it in Apple.
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it is true that no matter where you buy, warranty issues and tech support are handled by Apple.
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Best Buy they offer accedental insurance for the iphone, so if ya drop and break it they replace it for free.
     
  5. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I won't purchase a Best Buy extended warranty but am looking at Square Trade instead.
     
  6. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

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    It isn't free.

    -JB
     
  7. dave006 Contributor

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    Correct BestBuy charges about $15 per month for insurance but it is rather complete in that is supports; loss, accidential damage, etc...

    Dave
     
  8. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I found out tonight AT&T sells the same thing for $4.99 a month.
     
  9. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I just found out about Best Buy's coverage today...where can I find out about AT&T's $5 plan?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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  11. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I may go with BB's plan anyway....I'll be saving $50 off the iPhone....that's like 3 free months of the coverage.

    I'm eligible for the upgrade on Thursday, can't wait to get my first iPhone :D
     
  12. GetAudiHere macrumors regular

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    yeah go best buy!

    Does best buy really replace your phone if you lost it? I highly doubt this b/c you could just say you lost your and have two iphones...
     
  13. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If I can find a deal code for Square Trade then it should be lower than Best Buy.
     
  14. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    State Farm charges about $30 bucks for the whole year.
     
  15. johnruizii macrumors newbie

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    If i go to best buy or an apple store can they add my FAN discount to my account?
     
  16. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I'm definitely going with SquareTrade now....didn't know about them before - only $120 for a 2 year coverage, and yeah, hopefully some coupon codes work :)
     
  17. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have not found any Square Trade coupon codes that work anymore.
     
  18. dave006 Contributor

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    BestBuy and Apple can't add your FAN. They are only authorized agents, you would have to go to an AT&T Corporate Retail location or you can do it all online at this link if you have a company or group email address using this link:

    https://www.wireless.att.com/business/enrollment/

    Dave
     

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