Carrier Will an Apple Retail Store sell me a Verizon iPhone 7 on launch day if I don't have Verizon service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr. Zarniwoop, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

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    I believe the answer is no.

    It seems I can't pre-order one ahead of time. The Apple Online Store doesn't allow ordering any Verizon iPhone without existing Verizon service.

    What if I bring a $50 Verizon 4G SIM Activation Kit with me?
     
  2. Mr. Zarniwoop thread starter macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

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    Well, I'm going to try it.

    I have now activated a $30 cheapest-possible Verizon prepaid SIM in my IUP AT&T iPhone 6+. I'll be bringing it with me on Friday morning to my reservation for an IUP Verizon iPhone 7+. We'll see how it goes.

    My intent is to get a Verizon phone (with CDMA bands) but keep using on my AT&T account.
     
  3. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    I think if you go in and tell them you're buying device only and you'll set up at home you should be fine. I've done that. I have verizon but didn't give them any details.
     
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  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    For Apple Upgrade program you need an active line.
     
  6. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

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    In line, they've come around and asked which phone and carrier. I never had to give account details vv at the store if you're buying outright, they don't care.
     
  7. ikenstein macrumors member

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    I have AT&T and reserved a Verizon phone through the apple upgrade program. Still not sure if I'm switching to Verizon or T-Mobile, but still...
     
  8. Bootleg Gucci macrumors regular

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    The hard part is getting the pre-order reservation on 9/16 for the iPhone model/color/size you want. Supposedly, you're not getting a Jet Black 7+ because it was not possible to reserve that. Your use of IUP with an AT&T iPhone complicates your situation if you're trying to switch to a Verizon iPhone at launch. Worth a shot, but normally the best way in previous years was to lineup early at launch day and buy a device in full to get any carrier iPhone without verification.
     

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