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    Default Pre-order the iPhone 4 from Apple OR AT&T=Realese Date Delivery

    I just got off the phone with one of AT&T Reps, and had asked if I preordered the iPhone 4 through them, if it'd be delivered on the release day like Apple is doing.
    He said the way it works is they send their pre-orders to Apple, and Apple sends those to the factory. Insuring that regardless who you order from, it'll arrive on the release date (if pre-ordered soon enough).

    I've been on AT&T for 10 years now, and my plan is 7 years old.
    Apple's site gives me an "Account Has Problems" error when I try to check my eligibilty, and says "Missing or invalid price plan info". The rep said this is probably because my plan isn't available anymore.

    Anyways...just figured I'd make it clear that if you pre-order from AT&T, the orders are shipped directly from the factory in China, the same way Apple pre-orders will be shipped. They don't get shipped to an AT&T warehouse first.
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    P.S. I was planning on pre-ordering from Apple, but since I can't due to the error stated above, figured I'd let everyone know if they have a similar error, that they can just pre-order from AT&T.
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    You will be able to preorder from Apple store on the 15th and they deliver it on release date if you choose expedited shipping.
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    Is there a way to pre-order online through apple and have it sent to my local apple store instead of my home address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsEYE View Post
    Is there a way to pre-order online through apple and have it sent to my local apple store instead of my home address?
    From what I heard, and what the rep told me, no pre-orders can be picked up in the AT&T store this year. All will be delivered. Not sure if that applies to Apple, but I'm assuming it's the same.

    Anyone else know?
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    If that is the case, I'll be pissed off. It worked so well for me last year. I skipped a lot of people that day. Walked in, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivoryplum View Post
    From what I heard, and what the rep told me, no pre-orders can be picked up in the AT&T store this year. All will be delivered. Not sure if that applies to Apple, but I'm assuming it's the same.

    Anyone else know?
    I agree with duvi. I REALLY don't want to have to interface with AT&T at all. I didn't when I got my 3GS and it was an amazing experience. I was in and out in ten minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvi View Post
    If that is the case, I'll be pissed off. It worked so well for me last year. I skipped a lot of people that day. Walked in, no problem.
    I have an Apple store less than 5 mins from me so I was debating ordering online for delivery or doing a preorder pickup (if they offer it). Guess I'll find out Tuesday and make a decision.
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    I can't imagine that Apple won't have the option to reserve the iPhone for pick-up. They love the hype of lines forming.

    AT&T on the other hand... I wouldn't be surprised if reservations weren't allowed. AT&T stores don't get nearly as many units as Apple stores.
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    I am going to order mine through apple and have it delivered to the house, it will be 100+ degrees here in arizona that day, no way am I standing in a line.
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    I can't wait for Tuesday when I can finally order it the wait is killing me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsEYE View Post
    I can't wait for Tuesday when I can finally order it the wait is killing me!
    And then after you pre-order, you realize you have another week and a half until you get it. THATS going to be the hardest part. haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivoryplum View Post
    And then after you pre-order, you realize you have another week and a half until you get it. THATS going to be the hardest part. haha.
    lol I know thats the worst part IMO. You KNOW you purchased it and then have to wait another 9 days to have the device in hand.

    I'm going to have to go to an AT&T store I believe because my wifes # is the one listed as upgrade ready and I'm applying the upgrade to MY # to I need AT&T to add the IMEI # to my #. Not sure if an Apple store can do that or not...???

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    I just bought a 3GS from my Apple store on 5/20 for $199+tax. I wonder if I can exchange it for an iPhone 4, similar to what AT&T is offering (Price Match Guarantee)? Minus the difference? Although, I bought it at the same rate that iPhone 4 will cost. Hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivoryplum View Post
    I just got off the phone with one of AT&T Reps, and had asked if I preordered the iPhone 4 through them, if it'd be delivered on the release day like Apple is doing.
    He said the way it works is they send their pre-orders to Apple, and Apple sends those to the factory. Insuring that regardless who you order from, it'll arrive on the release date (if pre-ordered soon enough).

    I've been on AT&T for 10 years now, and my plan is 7 years old.
    Apple's site gives me an "Account Has Problems" error when I try to check my eligibilty, and says "Missing or invalid price plan info". The rep said this is probably because my plan isn't available anymore.

    Anyways...just figured I'd make it clear that if you pre-order from AT&T, the orders are shipped directly from the factory in China, the same way Apple pre-orders will be shipped. They don't get shipped to an AT&T warehouse first.
    I had the same problem last year when I pre-ordered my 3GS. I had problems on Apple's site, so I ordered from AT&T. I had no problems getting it on release day.
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    if we order thru at&t do we get the option of having the charge on our bill or do we pay up front for the new iphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirchip View Post
    if we order thru at&t do we get the option of having the charge on our bill or do we pay up front for the new iphone
    You have to pay up front.
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    is the 15th the only day you can preorder?...i wont be able to preorder until the 18th?...will i still be able to preorder on the 18th and received it by the 24th in an apple store?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish2509 View Post
    is the 15th the only day you can preorder?...i wont be able to preorder until the 18th?...will i still be able to preorder on the 18th and received it by the 24th in an apple store?
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    Will it be the 15th at midnite???
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    if its like last year, 8 am EST
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudrims_inc View Post
    Will it be the 15th at midnite???
    The rep I spoke to said midnight, but he was only assuming.
    I'd base it off of what they did last year like benshad said.
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    ok well i will be up at midnite just in case
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudrims_inc View Post
    ok well i will be up at midnite just in case
    And if not I'll stay up/wake up at 5am/PST. haha.

    Doing some research, it looks like the iPad pre-orders went live at 5:30am/PST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ugahairydawgs View Post
    You have to pay up front.
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