1. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I have a few questions on preordering the iphone 5S when it becomes available?

    I remember preordering it the minute it became available. i dont remember what i needed though.

    its under my moms account so i know i will need her drivers license number possibly her social because i'll be opening a new line, adding a line.

    my other question is, am i able to use my card even though its a different name? same last name. or would i have to use her card?
    09-09-2013 02:12 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    You should be fine to use your card... the process should ask for a card #, expiration, the validation number from the back of the card, and the name on the card... I don't believe that has to match the account holder.
    09-09-2013 02:15 PM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    Yup as long as you have the account holders info. You can use what ever card you like.
    09-09-2013 02:23 PM
  4. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    awesome thank you both! also considering past pre-orders are they usually that same week? or same day?

    I know the apple even was september 12 last year and we were able to preorder that friday at midnight, with the phones coming out on the 21.

    would be we able to pre-order this friday? or does apple ever do immediate preorders as soon as the event is over? just wanna make sure im prepapred for this years phone lol
    09-09-2013 02:48 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    Don't forget to check this guide, too: http://forums.imore.com/guides-how-t...aunch-day.html
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    09-09-2013 02:51 PM
  6. tbaptista's Avatar
    Question what is better? Preorder from Apple or Wireless Carrier?

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    09-10-2013 10:53 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Question what is better? Preorder from Apple or Wireless Carrier?

    This information is taken from the above link provided by Alli:

    The Apple Store. If you are fortunate enough to live in a city where Apple has opened a retail presence, this is probably your best bet. Since its an Apple product, it logically follows that the largest number of devices will be available here. But its true that the longest lines will also be at your friendly neighborhood Apple store.

    My experience has always been great while standing in line at an Apple store on product launch day. You are surrounded by a lot of excited Apple fans, and its truly a party atmosphere. The store staff is friendly, and can often be found passing out granola bars, bottled water, and having as much fun as the customers. And when the store opens well, its a magical experience.

    Your Wireless Provider Store. This is the second best location, in my opinion, to pick up a new iPhone on launch day. The stores will get a limited number of devices, specific to their own brand. Do I really need to tell you that you will not find an AT&T compatible iPhone at the Verizon store? But again, based on location and general supply availability, these stores will have a more limited supply of devices than the Apple store. They will only have what Apple sends them so they may not have all colors in all storage capacities. The lines may be long, and having more people in line than available stock is always a possibility.
    09-10-2013 10:57 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    Question what is better? Preorder from Apple or Wireless Carrier?

    The correct answer is "yes" or "whatever works for you". As you know, there are multiple sources from which to purchase the new iPhone. Personally, my best luck has always been through the Apple website... but others say their carrier was the best source to score a new iPhone.
    09-10-2013 10:59 AM

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