View Poll Results: Will You Be Pre-Ordering From Apple Or Verizon?
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I'm not pre-ordering, but I like to vote in polls.
Are You Pre-Ordering From Apple Or Verizon? Please Explain Why.
Just wondering if anyone knows any significant or insignificant differences between pre-ordering from Apple and pre-ordering from Verizon? I was 100% going to order from Verizon until starbird informed me that they were charging $50 more than I read Apple will be charging. Granted it isn't a lot of money when you consider I'm paying full retail, but it seems stupid to pay $50 more when it offers no real benefit. So is there any reason I should order from Verizon instead of Apple?
Who will you be pre-ordering from?
- 01-29-2011, 10:06 PM #2
- 01-29-2011, 10:14 PM #3
- 01-29-2011, 10:28 PM #4
- 01-29-2011, 10:33 PM #5
If Apple will let me pre-order on the 3rd, I will go through them for the $50 savings. However, if they are not doing a pre-order, I'll go with Verizon and eat the extra cost just so that I can have my phone sooner. I've been using a 2+ year old flip phone since the 11th and it's killing me.
- 01-29-2011, 10:52 PM #6
- 01-30-2011, 11:24 AM #8
- 01-30-2011, 11:36 AM #9
- 01-30-2011, 03:18 PM #10
- 01-30-2011, 03:25 PM #11
- 01-30-2011, 07:07 PM #12
Currently, even with the AT&T iPhone, if you are paying full retail, you either need to go into a physical Apple Store, or go through the service provider (online or in store). For some reason, you cam not bug a full retail through apple.com.
- 01-30-2011, 07:43 PM #13
- 01-31-2011, 12:05 AM #14
- 01-31-2011, 12:00 PM #15
I will try Verizon first. The 1 significant difference is that even after you order through Apple site they still probably have to verify with VZW that you are good to go. Last year when preordering through Apple, many orders got canceled because something in Apple's system was flagging upgrade eligible accounts. Apple ultimately blamed it on AT&T. But people that were able to order through AT&T didn't have that problem since you were already getting it through your carrier. Just looking at past history, I would venture to say that you will be able to order through both. I'm not sure why Verizon would want to take on all traffic by themselves when Apple can take on a lot of it. Either way, VZW still gets the customer and Apple gets the money for the iPhone. It would be best served for them and customer to have both options.
- 01-31-2011, 01:23 PM #16
This is something for you to think about and will vary by state.... I bought mine at Apple here in LV, NV and Apple only charged me tax on $299. I bought my wifes at Att and they charged me tax off of full retail even though the phone was $299. It cost me a extra $32 to buy it at Att. You may want to see how this works in your state.
- 02-02-2011, 06:28 PM #17