Why is price different for iPhone 5 on tmobile.com and apple.com

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ansabakhan, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    I want to pay for the phone is full, tmobile.com says i can get 64gb for $779 and apple.com for the same phone want $849 ?

    Why is there such a big price difference?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Apple isn't doing the financing in stores like Tmobile so their full retail price is higher. Tmobile has said that anyone who purchases from apple at the full price will receive a $70 bill credit to make up for the price difference.
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    even if i am doing the prepaid/ no contract $70 per month plan?
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I don't think it applies if you're doing prepaid. If you're doing the postpaid $70 per month plan where they did a credit check and everything when you signed up then you get the bill credit.
     
  5. aa521490 macrumors regular

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    Apple doesn't charge you a restocking fee...T-Mobile will charge you $50 if you decide to return the iPhone.

    Anyone know if T-Mobile will waive the activation fee if you purchase your phone from Apple?
     
  6. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I dont want a credit check or contract... so is $849 my only choice?
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes. Only way you can get the $70 less is to sign up for the simple choice plans at the time you buy the phone.

    You could always sign up for the simple choice plan, pay $299, then cancel the plan after one month and just pay the remaining balance on the phone.

    Other than that you would have to pay the full $849
     
  8. Fdfan100, Apr 12, 2013
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    Fdfan100 macrumors member

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    I would say go the Apple route, if you're going to purchase online. Even if you get the plan with them, you are only saving $20 if you plan on canceling.
     
  9. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this will pull your credit...
     

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