buying an iphone from AT&T without contract.

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  1. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    So I canceled my order from apple for an iphone because it was going to take like three weeks for it to ship. Plus I was going to be passing buy an apple store tonight. I called them and there all out of 16gbs.

    I did find an AT&T store around the corner from me that said they had them. But the guy on the phone said they cant sell it to me with out a contract. I know they can. I read something along time ago on what to say to them but cant remember what it was.

    What should i do?
  2. slovig

    slovig New Member

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    Go there, and buy it without a contract. If they say you need a contract, tell them its a gift for someone who has a contract. Or just question them if they are reallying going to deny selling you a phone in which you "have to have an AT&T contract" to use.
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    jimbeam Active Member

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    Oh yea. I didn't even think of a gift. thank you. If it works i will come back and +rep you.
    Any other ideas? I want to be prepared when i go in there.
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    What I did was make them do allt he work etc, then made he LAST thing they asked be for a contract.

    Or you could ask for prepaid plans.
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    If you wanna be an ass, tell them to prove it.

    Ask why when you buy it online from AT&T (or even Apple) , you dont purchase a contract then, but when you get the iPhone in the mail, and sync it with iTunes.

    EDIT: Hiratai: I dont think they will buy the whole "pre-paid plan". If they make you buy a contract, their gonna make you buy a full "CONTRACT", monthly pay and all.
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    Hiratai Banned

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    Not really, they offer pre paid plans for people who can't work for the funds to cover the plan.
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    jimbeam Active Member

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    So I just called another AT&T store and I cant just buy it as a gift without giving an AT&T phone number. They said they are under sticked orders from apple not to sell iphones unless they have an account or AT&T phone number because of unlockers. nice try though. I will rep you anyway

    Any other ideas?

    And prepaid is out of the question.
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    +rep for anyone with a good idea

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    do what jesus would do
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    What would jesus do?

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