- iPhone Newbie
- 41 Posts
Where to pre order?
So pre order begins friday, any word on exactly when? I read in the past it's been 3 am est. would that be apple's website only, or will carriers offer it then also? I was really hoping they'd start today since I'm off, but no luck. this will be my first iphone so I'm not sure exactly how this has gone in the past. I have to work early friday so I'm hoping to get it ordered as early as possible.
- 09-12-2012, 03:10 PM #2
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- 09-12-2012, 07:41 PM #7
This is my first time that I have considered doing an pre-order, so I have a question.
My primary account does not have an upgrade, a line on my account does though. Can you transfer an upgrade when ordering through Apple, or would that only be available through my carrier? My guess is only through my carrier. The account I would be switching from is a non-smartphone line too, so I'd rather not mess with that line or add a data plan to it.
- 09-12-2012, 08:22 PM #8iMore Specialist
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Plus you will have to keep both lines live with a data plan. They won't do that and cancel your other data plan, that is the point of the subsidy plan.
However I am not upgrading this year and I don't know what carrier you are using.
- 09-12-2012, 08:39 PM #9
- 09-12-2012, 09:16 PM #10
Sprint just announced pre ordering for 12:01 AM Pacific Time (3:01 AM ET) on September 14. I was wondering also, is it better to order from Sprint or Apple, or it doesn't matter. Also can you order Apple Care while you are ordering your phone online?
- 09-12-2012, 11:17 PM #11
I have the 4s on AT&T. I have decided for multiple reasons to switch to Verizon, mainly b/c AT&T is terrible in Chicago and I figure it is a good way to get the new iphone w/o buying outright. I am selling my 4s, I know I'll have ~$215 ETF from AT&T. Assuming I get at least $300 for my 4s, that pays for the ETF and leaves about $85 towards the new phone. I am planning on getting the 32gb at $299, so the prove is then at $285 plus a $30 activation fee. Brings the total up to $315 plus tax. (Sorry, just doing the mental math out loud).
If I order from Apple.com on launch day (I understand in 12AM friday pacific time, so 2AM central for me, do I just pick the iphone I want and create a new account and pick a plan with Verizon right there? Then, do I tell them I want to port my number or just get a new number from Verizon and then have it changed to my new phone when it arrives? Will Verizon even do that or will I be stuck with a new number??
What is the best way to switch carriers for the new phone but make sure my (old) phone stays active until I get the new one and port my number to it??
Questions, questions. Thanks in advance.
- 09-12-2012, 11:25 PM #12
When you add porting a phone number and switching providers to the mix, you might be better off doing it in the store... I expect (but can't guarantee) that there will be sufficient inventory, but if this goes south in the middle of the night you could end up pretty much screwed...
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- 09-12-2012, 11:52 PM #17iPhone Nanite
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I will preorder from Apple. Will choose Verizon 6 gig plan (have VZ iPad and will add that later). Don't care what number I get.
Once I have the phone and it works fine I will call Verizon. (or go to store). Port the number from ATT and close that line (family plan). ATT will add ETF to bill.
Verizon will change your number to the one you are porting. In 2009 it was free. Might cost money now
Then I can unlock my ATT 4S (ATT confirmed it yesterday) and sell.
- 09-13-2012, 07:29 AM #18
the big question is: how long do we have to wait to RECIEVE the phone after pre-ordering? I wanted to pre-order this year as opposed to another all night camp out... BUT, i remember pre-orders being delayed up to 3 weeks last year and I just can't deal with that
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- 09-13-2012, 11:00 AM #21iPhone Nanite
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Has anyone heard anything about being able to reserve an iPhone 5 for an Apple Store pick-up? I know you're able to purchase and pick-up via the Apple Store app, but I haven't heard anything about being able to do that for the 5.
I know Apple did that with the 3GS, 4 and 4S.
Anything anyone has heard about this, please share.
- 09-13-2012, 12:12 PM #22iPhone Nanite
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- 09-13-2012, 12:41 PM #24
In the past I pre-ordered with Verizon, but I may go directly to Apple this time so I am guaranteed to get it on Friday early and not late like Verizon tends to deliver. I won't be up at 3am to pre-order though so hopefully they don't get back logged on Apple's site by the time I can that morning.
- 09-13-2012, 12:42 PM #25