1. ghostface147's Avatar
    To let me spend nearly 1k on a iPhone 7 plus since I am not eligible for an upgrade on Verizon and since my employer pays my bill, I don't qualify for monthly payments via any method.

    Ideas?
    11-06-2016 10:45 PM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Buy her something nice as well.
    Tartarus, aximtreo, MzDee and 8 others like this.
    11-06-2016 10:51 PM
  3. RHChan84's Avatar
    Better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission lol.

    You could always go through Apple and go through their payment plans. It doesn't go on your bill and they send you the bill.
    11-06-2016 10:52 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission lol.

    You could always go through Apple and go through their payment plans. It doesn't go on your bill and they send you the bill.
    Don't be dishonest with her. A phone isn't worth an upset spouse.

    Just be upfront and tell her you want it and why. My husband hardly ever says no to me when I want to get a pricey item.

    If you have old devices you can sell to help offset the cost, that would be a plus as well.
    11-06-2016 10:57 PM
  5. mfldmike's Avatar
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness rather than permission
    Tartarus and mmohn01 like this.
    11-06-2016 11:17 PM
  6. Savoy's Avatar
    How about don't ask. Your a grown man who obviously works and is a responsible adult. I assume you do all the things you're supposed to do for your wife and family correct? So why when you want to buy something for yourself should it involve asking your wife oft it's OK? Maybe I'm old school but I don't ask my wife if I can do anything. I do the right thing for my family on a daily basis and in return when I want something I know I can afford I simply tell her what I'm doing. No asking, or pleading my case. Period.
    11-07-2016 04:33 AM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Better to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission lol.

    You could always go through Apple and go through their payment plans. It doesn't go on your bill and they send you the bill.
    I tried that, but since it's a business account, I don't qualify.
    11-07-2016 06:57 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Buy her something nice as well.
    ^^^This^^^
    11-07-2016 07:15 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Personally I would spin it- "look how much I save since (insert employer name) pays my bill".
    11-07-2016 07:34 AM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    How about the apple iPhone forever plan?
    11-07-2016 07:37 AM
  11. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Tell her a divorce would be much more expensive than that, so getting the 7 Plus is a win-win situation

    (Nah, iKid. I think Phreddyl has the best answer. Plus, if you have iDevices you can bring to trade in or sell locally, that'd help bringing the cost down).
    11-07-2016 07:48 AM
  12. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I tried that, but since it's a business account, I don't qualify.
    I don't think you're doing this right. The iPhone upgrade program isn't dependent on your carrier plan. It's an agreement between you and Apple. No carrier involvement.
    11-07-2016 08:16 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I don't think you're doing this right. The iPhone upgrade program isn't dependent on your carrier plan. It's an agreement between you and Apple. No carrier involvement.
    Using IUP, the phone requires activation through a carrier before it leaves the store. He doesn't have the power to do that because his employer controls the plan.

    That's how I read OP's original post, anyway.
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    11-07-2016 08:20 AM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    How about the apple iPhone forever plan?
    You mean the Apple financing plan? I don't qualify since my employer pays my cell bill on Verizon with unlimited data.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    11-07-2016 08:24 AM
  15. ghostface147's Avatar
    I don't think you're doing this right. The iPhone upgrade program isn't dependent on your carrier plan. It's an agreement between you and Apple. No carrier involvement.
    Except it asks for the SSN number of the primary account holder, which isn't valid with business plans. It's for personal lines only.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    11-07-2016 08:24 AM
  16. iamdld's Avatar
    No one is going to know how to convince your wife better than you. If you need to convince her you already know she isn't going for it. Just ask can it be your Christmas gift or something.
    AppleKarma likes this.
    11-07-2016 09:14 AM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you already have a Plus just buy it and put a case on it. She probably won't even notice.
    11-07-2016 09:18 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    Three words: Don't do it!
    libra89, aximtreo and TwitchyPuppy like this.
    11-07-2016 10:07 AM
  19. mmohn01's Avatar
    Give her 2 choices. Hooker or an iPhone. Better be prepared if she calls your bluff.
    Premium1, TwitchyPuppy and Quis89 like this.
    11-07-2016 12:12 PM
  20. ghostface147's Avatar
    Hooker huh? Yeah no. I'm retired from that world.
    mmohn01, aximtreo and Ledsteplin like this.
    11-07-2016 12:39 PM
  21. MomoMilky's Avatar
    Buy her one too, tell her you guys match!
    jlank, TwitchyPuppy and AppleKarma like this.
    11-07-2016 03:17 PM
  22. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    How about don't ask. Your a grown man who obviously works and is a responsible adult. I assume you do all the things you're supposed to do for your wife and family correct? So why when you want to buy something for yourself should it involve asking your wife oft it's OK? Maybe I'm old school but I don't ask my wife if I can do anything. I do the right thing for my family on a daily basis and in return when I want something I know I can afford I simply tell her what I'm doing. No asking, or pleading my case. Period.
    ^This
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    11-07-2016 05:30 PM
  23. firedept10's Avatar
    I would just be honest with her. Explain how much you would really like it. But have a plan that you can present to her on how to pay for it. Best to be prepared. Dishonesty in a marriage is not good. I always, always tell my wife if I am interested in buying something before going ahead and purchasing it. Put yourself in her shoes. Just my opinion.
    11-07-2016 05:41 PM
  24. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Find a new wife, they're a dime a dozen. Just kidding...........
    11-07-2016 05:43 PM
  25. maxagin's Avatar
    What can you do if you "lose your phone" or it "drops in the toilet" .....gotta get a new phone, right?
    Chemy JMHT and AppleKarma like this.
    11-07-2016 05:50 PM
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