1. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Going off the past would u guys say its a realistic chance of me just walking in later that day after all the mayhem early on and just purchasing a 64gb out right? After all they are the least sold gig right? How would most of u go about it? Thanks guys


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    09-11-2013 01:28 AM
  2. Cross's Avatar
    Why were you looking to buy it out right?
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    09-11-2013 01:43 AM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    With the 5 the 64 was still around at some carrier stores .. It's hard to say with no pre order so people will buy what they have available.


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    09-11-2013 03:08 AM
  4. nokia4life's Avatar
    So we will not be able to pre order like we have always done

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    09-11-2013 03:43 AM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    If you get to the store early enough I would say you have a good chance of getting one. In past years the 16GB version sold out first, followed by the 32GB model.
    09-11-2013 05:09 AM
  6. anon5664829's Avatar
    Why were you looking to buy it out right?
    Because many people such as me hate contracts. It's cheaper to buy up front then to buy on contract.


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    09-11-2013 06:24 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Because many people such as me hate contracts. It's cheaper to buy up front then to buy on contract.
    Same here. Which is another reason why I'm purchasing the unlocked version this year. Don't want to sign another 2 year contract with AT&T just yet.


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    09-11-2013 06:35 AM
  8. tewest86's Avatar
    Because many people such as me hate contracts. It's cheaper to buy up front then to buy on contract.


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    I'm curious, how is it cheaper. Your bill with Att is the same regardless. You just pay more for the phone. It's cheaper to sign a contract and pay less for phone. With att, you can buy a discounted 64gb and pay ETF and still come out cheaper than buying out right. $399+$325+$35= $759.


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    09-11-2013 06:50 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm curious, how is it cheaper. Your bill with Att is the same regardless. You just pay more for the phone. It's cheaper to sign a contract and pay less for phone. With att, you can buy a discounted 64gb and pay ETF and still come out cheaper than buying out right. $399+$325+$35= $759.


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    The person who you quoted does not have AT&T as their wireless carrier.


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    09-11-2013 07:15 AM
  10. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Should I go to my wireless carrier (AT&T) or the apple store? What's the best chance I walk in and get it??


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    09-11-2013 10:11 AM
  11. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I'm curious, how is it cheaper. Your bill with Att is the same regardless. You just pay more for the phone. It's cheaper to sign a contract and pay less for phone. With att, you can buy a discounted 64gb and pay ETF and still come out cheaper than buying out right. $399+$325+$35= $759.


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    It's cheaper for me because if I subsidize the phone, I'll lose my unlimited data. I use on average anywhere from 8-12GB a month. If I were to switch to a tiered plan, my bill would rise to the point of me not being able to pay for it.

    So in my case, it's cheaper to pay outright for the phone, use it until it breaks and then get a new one.
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    09-11-2013 12:16 PM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Should I go to my wireless carrier (AT&T) or the apple store? What's the best chance I walk in and get it??


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    The earlier you go, the better.

    I stopped by a Verizon store for a problem with my BB a few days after the 4s dropped and before I got mine near Halloween. I asked the sales rep how fast they sold out and he said they sold out within the hour. I did not ask how many units they had for sale or which model sold out first (16GB or 32GB and the rest).
    09-11-2013 12:17 PM
  13. tewest86's Avatar
    It's cheaper for me because if I subsidize the phone, I'll lose my unlimited data. I use on average anywhere from 8-12GB a month. If I were to switch to a tiered plan, my bill would rise to the point of me not being able to pay for it.

    So in my case, it's cheaper to pay outright for the phone, use it until it breaks and then get a new one.
    Well, you have a point there. I didn't think about your data.


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    09-11-2013 12:33 PM
  14. Jay De La Isla's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of 2-year contracts neither. I always purchase my devices off-contract. I just bought 2 iPhone 5's couple months ago for my wife and I. Planning to dump them and get the 5s. I don't have to worry about the price of the device.. I'm rich!
    09-11-2013 12:55 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    Should I go to my wireless carrier (AT&T) or the apple store? What's the best chance I walk in and get it??
    Depends on how busy your local AT&T store is. If they typically don't get too crowded you might have a better shot at getting the 5S that you want there. Apple stores tend to get the most crowds so unless you get in line very early you might be out of luck for getting the one you want.


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    09-11-2013 01:06 PM
  16. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Depends on how busy your local AT&T store is. If they typically don't get too crowded you might have a better shot at getting the 5S that you want there. Apple stores tend to get the most crowds so unless you get in line very early you might be out of luck for getting the one you want.


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    Thanks bud!


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    09-11-2013 01:07 PM
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    Thanks bud!


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    09-11-2013 01:32 PM
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    Rose is not a "bud". Shes a "bud-ette".
    Yup!


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    09-11-2013 01:33 PM
  19. anon5664829's Avatar
    I'm curious, how is it cheaper. Your bill with Att is the same regardless. You just pay more for the phone. It's cheaper to sign a contract and pay less for phone. With att, you can buy a discounted 64gb and pay ETF and still come out cheaper than buying out right. $399+$325+$35= $759.


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    I don't wanna be locked into an agreement for two years as I frequently upgrade phones.

    AT&T is not my carrier
    It is more expensive for me on contract IN MY COUNTRY
    Contracts are more expensive period.


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    09-11-2013 02:44 PM
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    I'm curious, how is it cheaper. Your bill with Att is the same regardless. You just pay more for the phone. It's cheaper to sign a contract and pay less for phone. With att, you can buy a discounted 64gb and pay ETF and still come out cheaper than buying out right. $399+$325+$35= $759.


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    Even with ATT, the prepaid plans are different (and cheaper) than the contract plans. In fact ATT prepaid doesn't sacrifice much and you could wind up paying $60 instead of $90+ per month for basically the same thing. If you go to T-Mobile prepaid, or any of the ATT or T-Mobile MVNOs, you could do even better.
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    09-11-2013 02:55 PM
  21. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    In response to OP's question I say a good chance. When the 5 came out I waited at the Apple Store to get it. When they were handing out the cards on which color & size you want they still had plentiful 64GBs in either color. However in this case I don't think (although I could be wrong) the turnout for the 5S is going to be a lot. The 5C maybe.


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    09-11-2013 06:55 PM
  22. maryjane2300's Avatar
    In response to OP's question I say a good chance. When the 5 came out I waited at the Apple Store to get it. When they were handing out the cards on which color & size you want they still had plentiful 64GBs in either color. However in this case I don't think (although I could be wrong) the turnout for the 5S is going to be a lot. The 5C maybe.


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    Thanks boss!!!!


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    09-11-2013 07:10 PM
  23. Alli's Avatar
    So far everyone I've talked to wants the 5S, and not the C. I'm willing to be a few days late and get up early (or stay up late) to order online and have it sent to my house.
    09-11-2013 07:18 PM
  24. IIJBII's Avatar
    I don't know why they aren't doing preorders for the 5S like they have in the past.....


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    09-11-2013 07:25 PM
  25. alicepattinson's Avatar
    So we will not be able to pre order like we have always done

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    Just for now maybe
    09-11-2013 07:39 PM
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