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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    I reserved my iPhone 5 tonight to pick up at my Apple store tomorrow.

    When go in to pick it up Can I just pay and go (meaning activate when I get home) or will the force me to activate it there?
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    They force you to do it there at least for me they did
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    Default Re: Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    Just tell them it's a gift.
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    They usually do it for you, but I'm sure they'd skip it if you asked.


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    Default Re: Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    It is a common practice, they will ask you do it there. Just tell them that you want to gift it to someone.
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by tracy08 View Post
    It is a common practice, they will ask you do it there. Just tell them that you want to gift it to someone.
    I did tell them that
    Person picking up phone has to be on account or be account holder and say it has to be opened

    Maybe it's just the person i got but they refused
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    I did tell them that
    Person picking up phone has to be on account or be account holder and say it has to be opened

    Maybe it's just the person i got but they refused
    They are doing that to cut down on people flipping them New in Box on eBay/Craigslist for a profit.
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    Default Re: Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    If you Insist on gifting it, they will allow you to leave without activating it. I don't kno and any rules requiring or forcing you to activate it on the spot.
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    When I got mine at full price @ the Apple Store, they insisted that I activated the phone but they didn't open it. It won't really activate until you turn it on.


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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    Same thing happened to me. They gave me the phone unopened and said it would activate once I turned it on.
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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    That sucks that apple is doing this, not letting people keep their phones unopened even tho people are paying $200-$850 for them. I got mine release day at the AT&T store and a guy beside me checking out with a 64 GB iPhone 5, told the AT&T employee to leave the phone in the box as he was buying it for his boss (lucky boss) I said u must really want that promotion! Lol, anyways they were cool with it didn't even second guess it, he paid and left and that was that. What I want to know is, are people that ordered the iPhone 5 to be shipped to them receive them open? Or were they sealed in the box like they should be? Because why is that any different if u buy from apple at the store or online?


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    Default Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

    They kept it sealed in a box for me no questions asked. Asked if I needed help setting it up, I said no thanks, and left with my sealed phone.

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