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Purchase IPhone 5 from Apple Store or Verizon?
I am going to purchase 2 IPhone 5 's when they become available on September 12. We are both eligible for every 2 discounts. Is it better overall ordering from carrier or Apple online store? I am aware that Apple is able to access my Verizon account info about upgrade eligibility. Are there any advantages either way? I am inclined to go Apple online store, because of good experience with IPad 3rd gen purchase. This will be our First IPhone purchase.
Last edited by Stan0607; 08-26-2012 at 12:39 PM.
- 08-26-2012, 09:24 AM #2
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- 08-26-2012, 01:34 PM #4
It shouldn't make a difference if you preorder via apple or Verizon. I've preordered from both AT&T and Apple several times. Both sources arrived on the same day.
If history repeats, all servers on preorder day will be hammered. Pick the source that actually let's you in!
- 08-26-2012, 01:51 PM #5
I bought my iPhone 4S a week after it hit the stores and all of the carriers were sold out & back logged for 2 weeks. Best Buy stores were only catering to people who had already ordered, 2 of the 3 Apple stores in the Orlando area were sold out and the third one only had white iPhones 4S' (AT&T version only). Just before I decided to try another day, I called a nearby HHGregg store and they had plenty of Verizon brand iPhone 4S' available so I went there and purchased mine on the spot. There were no lines or anything. HHGregg caters only to Verizon in regard to mobile devices so keep them in mind when you make your decision.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-26-2012 at 07:52 PM.
- 08-26-2012, 02:40 PM #6
Ordered from Apple for the 4 and 4S...first time we went to pick it up, last year we had it shipped. In both situations the process was easy and effortless...though i would highly suggest having it shipped over picking it up, unless you just enjoy standing in lines for hours for no reason.
- 08-26-2012, 07:49 PM #7
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- 08-27-2012, 02:05 PM #13
At any rate, the only way to know when the carriers will start pre-orders is to ask them, and since the phone isn't even technically announced yet, you'll have to wait until the information is all over the internet anyways.
Check with Verizon though, i know sometimes the carriers don't allow gift cards (or issued "store credit" cards) to be used towards upcoming release phones (Verizon did that to me years before the iPhone came out when i tried to use a Verizon store credit towards buying a Palm Treo).
- 08-27-2012, 04:10 PM #14iPhone Newbie
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Upgrade to Iphone 5! apple or verizon?
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- 08-29-2012, 07:00 PM #24
I will pre-order from sprint. I did this with iPhone4s. Last year I got my phone delivered on launch day around noon to my office. Remember phones ship the day before next day shipping when you pre order from your provider...well most of the time.
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