1. Daniel Stingel's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Just tried to purchase an iPhone 6 off contract at the local verizon store and the guy told me that Apple won't let people buy the new iPhones outright unless you buy them at an apple store.

    Is this correct? Seems odd.
    09-27-2014 01:25 PM
  2. polo2883's Avatar
    Thats a verizon policy. They will only sell the phone if you put it on your active line or start a new line.

    I tried to get 3 on opening day and they wouldn't sell it to be unopened. They had to open it and make sure its active prior to me leaving the store. Also since I only had 2 lines I could only do two phones.
    09-27-2014 01:36 PM
  3. finn5975's Avatar
    That is news to me. Both Verizon corporate stores by me are selling off contract.
    09-27-2014 02:03 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    I have never been able to purchase any type of phone from Verizon unless it was on contract.
    09-27-2014 02:05 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    OP, you would need to make such a purchase at an Apple Store rather than a Verizon store.
    09-27-2014 02:10 PM
  6. polo2883's Avatar
    My local verizon actually had a lot in stock and much shorter line. So it was easier to go to the Verizon store.
    09-27-2014 02:38 PM
  7. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    You can buy one at Best Buy , Target, walmart, etc. and maybe even get 12 months no interest if in the US.
    To heck with the carrier stores and their contract crap.
    09-27-2014 02:50 PM
  8. elliott436's Avatar
    Op that is correct best buy is doing the same thing we have to put the device on your account. It's so that people don't do anything shady and to prevent people that have their account hacked to prevent any more fraud to hit that account.
    09-27-2014 09:16 PM
  9. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    Think you should clarify what type of verizon store you go to, Indirect aka Authorized Resaler wont sell it untill its been on the market for a while, They will glad sell a iphone 5s off contract. Its because its new they want to sign people. The verizon about hour north from me a DIRECT store said they would happily sell off contract. Bestbuy also is technically a " indirect store "
    09-27-2014 11:58 PM
  10. diesteldorf's Avatar
    You could always order off contract from verizonwireless.com, but that probably wouldn't be ideal either, because of the backorders.
    09-28-2014 03:34 PM
  11. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Verizon, Best Buy, etc. usually don't sell you phones off contract if they just came into the market. Especially with the iPhone's. Though some stores may actually let you walk away with one, but a lot of places require you activating the phone on the account due to system limitations.

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    09-28-2014 08:07 PM
  12. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Corporate Verizon stores have to sell you a phone if you want for full price without contract. If they refuse, ask for a manager. If they still refuse either have them call customer support, and call them yourself in store.

    If it is an authorized reseller then they do not have to.
    09-28-2014 09:16 PM
  13. Army21's Avatar
    bought mine last week at verizon off contract no problems. It was a corporate store.
    09-28-2014 09:30 PM
  14. cruiz1022's Avatar
    I've been waiting for a specific size and color for my iPhone. But I'm able to get a full retail iPhone from Verizon, best buy, and Apple. Or at least it shows me the option to get it for full retail
    09-28-2014 10:31 PM
  15. techmedic79's Avatar
    The bestbuy that I work at will not sell any iPhones off contract.
    10-04-2014 09:57 AM
  16. tharley46's Avatar
    AT&T will sell off contract

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    10-04-2014 10:11 AM

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