1. neurodave's Avatar
    So I've had my 7 Plus on order with T-Mobile for a bit now but there was no movement and then they hit me with a "expected ship date change" which took the timeframe from early Oct to late Oct. I decided to just forget all that and hunt one down through Apple. At first, I was using the regular reservation system Apple has. If you go online around midnight or early enough before they open, you could find one. However, every store I tried to reserve one at (even when it showed they had what I wanted) would lead me to a "service unavailable" error.

    Then I used this link: https://reserve.cdn-apple.com/US/en_...=U&appleCare=Y

    And voila!

    Found a Matte Black 7 Plus reasonably close to me, reserved it, and went in during my scheduled time.

    Why does that link work and the reservation system for us peasants doesn't? The above link is the IUP link. It's pretty well-known that Apple is giving priority to new and existing IUP customers. So that link lets you reserve any phone that is available (with the notion that you're doing IUP), while the normal one just errors out as if there's no stock.

    I didn't have issues once at the store. I considered going the IUP route, but my stupid cousin didn't pay his part of the bill, so my account wouldn't let me upgrade. However, with my reservation already in hand, I could've done either financing through my carrier, IUP, or, what I ultimately did, paid full price.

    I was in and out in less than 30 minutes.

    Good luck!
    jayk82 and Just_Me_D like this.
    09-27-2016 09:09 AM
  2. lv1's Avatar
    What is IUP?
    09-27-2016 09:26 AM
  3. FaisDogg's Avatar
    What is IUP?
    iPhone Upgrade Program from 
    09-27-2016 09:35 AM
  4. HofstraJet's Avatar
    Wow - Lincoln Road, Miami Beach has a matte black 7+ 256 in stock but regular site says none. Nice find on that site.
    neurodave likes this.
    09-27-2016 09:52 AM
  5. kikazz69's Avatar
    Can you do T-Mobile EIP? (Equipment Installment plan) at the Apple Store? I still have a shipping date of November 1 with T-Mobile
    chrisforpm likes this.
    09-27-2016 11:04 AM
  6. neurodave's Avatar
    I don't believe so. I recall reading something on that, but information seems to be hit or miss. I know for sure they won't do JoD upgrades. But JUMP may still be an option. May want to call to make sure.
    09-27-2016 11:12 AM
  7. HofstraJet's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure you cannot - I believe TMO devices at Apple stores are only cash or part of upgrade program - they won't process TMO payment plans like they do AT&Ts.
    09-27-2016 11:22 AM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    Sucky part is they used to. I wonder why they stopped.
    09-27-2016 11:27 AM
  9. Espo's Avatar
    I couldn't get the reservation page to work for me for a week, I finally got it to work yesterday but then decided to just BUY it from apple's online store and select in-store pickup. Worked flawless, in and out of the store in minutes.

    iP7+ Black 256gb
    H_D likes this.
    09-27-2016 12:47 PM
  10. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Best Buy also doesn't do tmobile plans. Kinda sucks
    09-27-2016 05:22 PM
  11. steveh552's Avatar
    Can you do T-Mobile EIP? (Equipment Installment plan) at the Apple Store? I still have a shipping date of November 1 with T-Mobile
    Attempted on Sunday, they no longer offer T-Mobile carrier financing of any kind.
    09-27-2016 08:14 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Good tip! I did the same thing and it worked for me. Got a 256 GB 7 Plus in black last week. Best times to check are midnight EST and 8:00 AM local time.
    09-27-2016 08:31 PM
  13. neurodave's Avatar
    Good tip! I did the same thing and it worked for me. Got a 256 GB 7 Plus in black last week. Best times to check are midnight EST and 8:00 AM local time.
    Yup! 8AM worked like a charm for me 🏼
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-27-2016 10:06 PM
  14. kikazz69's Avatar
    Attempted on Sunday, they no longer offer T-Mobile carrier financing of any kind.
    I wonder why? I just talked to an apple rep and he told me that you can upgrade your iPhone at the Apple Store, and you wouldn't have to pay in full even if it's t-Mobile
    09-28-2016 02:39 PM

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