Picking up my phone tomorrow.... Question.

0pusX

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I reserved my iPhone 5 tonight to pick up at my Apple store tomorrow.

When go in to pick it up Can I just pay and go (meaning activate when I get home) or will the force me to activate it there?
 

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It is a common practice, they will ask you do it there. Just tell them that you want to gift it to someone.
 

Peligro911

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It is a common practice, they will ask you do it there. Just tell them that you want to gift it to someone.

I did tell them that
Person picking up phone has to be on account or be account holder and say it has to be opened

Maybe it's just the person i got but they refused
 

GibMcFragger

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I did tell them that
Person picking up phone has to be on account or be account holder and say it has to be opened

Maybe it's just the person i got but they refused

They are doing that to cut down on people flipping them New in Box on eBay/Craigslist for a profit.
 

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If you Insist on gifting it, they will allow you to leave without activating it. I don't kno and any rules requiring or forcing you to activate it on the spot.
 

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When I got mine at full price @ the Apple Store, they insisted that I activated the phone but they didn't open it. It won't really activate until you turn it on.


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That sucks that apple is doing this, not letting people keep their phones unopened even tho people are paying $200-$850 for them. I got mine release day at the AT&T store and a guy beside me checking out with a 64 GB iPhone 5, told the AT&T employee to leave the phone in the box as he was buying it for his boss (lucky boss) I said u must really want that promotion! Lol, anyways they were cool with it didn't even second guess it, he paid and left and that was that. What I want to know is, are people that ordered the iPhone 5 to be shipped to them receive them open? Or were they sealed in the box like they should be? Because why is that any different if u buy from apple at the store or online?


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0pusX

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They kept it sealed in a box for me no questions asked. Asked if I needed help setting it up, I said no thanks, and left with my sealed phone.