Been waiting so long!

ccarlson6

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love this site, I too have been waiting since Jan. for release, and wouldn't you know we leave the day before for vacation.:mad:. My cingular plan is due for upgrade, I'm wondering if I have to do it locally or could it be done in another state? I love iPhone:laugh2:
 

ColsTiger

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love this site, I too have been waiting since Jan. for release, and wouldn't you know we leave the day before for vacation.:mad:. My cingular plan is due for upgrade, I'm wondering if I have to do it locally or could it be done in another state? I love iPhone:laugh2:
Your best bet will be to probably renew and order online. When I worked with Cingular, you had to activate the phone in the area you lived. That was the only way they could assign the correct zip code to the new number. Of course most people port their old numbers today.
 

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love this site, I too have been waiting since Jan. for release, and wouldn't you know we leave the day before for vacation.:mad:. My cingular plan is due for upgrade, I'm wondering if I have to do it locally or could it be done in another state? I love iPhone:laugh2:
Welcome cc!

You can upgrade your plan anywhere. Any AT&T store should be able to pull up and modify your account.

As ColsTiger said, if you also buy an iPhone, AT&T may insist you activate the phone where you use it most. Be aware that there are often penalties for excessive roaming, which you'd risk if you when to another state to buy your iPhone. You may be able to use a proof of address, like your driver's license, to convince them to work with you. Than the only question becomes: how much of your vacation do you want to spend waiting on line? :p

-K
 

ebrunn

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Be aware that there are often penalties for excessive roaming, which you'd risk if you when to another state to buy your iPhone.:p

-K
I believe Att/Cingular is nationwide coverage with no roaming or long distance so you can be away from your "home area" with zero penalties.
 

wjp09

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Welcome back K or did you not leave yet?
 

ccarlson6

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Welcome cc!

You can upgrade your plan anywhere. Any AT&T store should be able to pull up and modify your account.

As ColsTiger said, if you also buy an iPhone, AT&T may insist you activate the phone where you use it most. Be aware that there are often penalties for excessive roaming, which you'd risk if you when to another state to buy your iPhone. You may be able to use a proof of address, like your driver's license, to convince them to work with you. Than the only question becomes: how much of your vacation do you want to spend waiting on line? :p

-K
If I could cancel my vacation I would and if I have to spend my whole vacation on line to get the iPhone I will. I just have to have it.:laugh2:
Does anyone know what time they will start selling them on-line, that may be that only thing that saves my vacation. also what do you guys thing about e-bay, I've never purchased any eletronic before I don't know if I trust it.
 

ColsTiger

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I believe Att/Cingular is nationwide coverage with no roaming or long distance so you can be away from your "home area" with zero penalties.
You need to read your fine print then. If you spend too much time out of your home area and roam more than you don't, then they can close your account.

You're right about free roaming. They don't charge you for roaming, but if you roam too much, then they'll just drop you.
 
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If I could cancel my vacation I would and if I have to spend my whole vacation on line to get the iPhone I will. I just have to have it.:laugh2:
Does anyone know what time they will start selling them on-line, that may be that only thing that saves my vacation. also what do you guys thing about e-bay, I've never purchased any eletronic before I don't know if I trust it.
Apple and Cingular/ AT&T will definitely start selling them online on or before the 29th of June, the release date. Whether or not they will do online preorders hasn't been officially announced.

eBay is usually trustworthy, but it is your choice whether you buy it there or not.
 

ebrunn

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I'v been waiting a long time as well, but with every day that passes by and new info about all the rings you have to jump throught with Att to get this thing if your a existing customer, I am getting less thrilled with it.
 

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I'v been waiting a long time as well, but with every day that passes by and new info about all the rings you have to jump throught with Att to get this thing if your a existing customer, I am getting less thrilled with it.
I agree completely. I can't wait for it to come out, but at the same time i am dreading it. I have this bad feeling I'll be all excited about getting it, but i'll spend 3 hours trying to get the thing activated or something.
 

debest74

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You need to read your fine print then. If you spend too much time out of your home area and roam more than you don't, then they can close your account.

You're right about free roaming. They don't charge you for roaming, but if you roam too much, then they'll just drop you.
Im not sure about that. My boyfriend lives in Ohio and we are from Puerto Rico, so his number and voice plan are from Puerto Rico. He has been in Ohio for one year now and his phone works just fine, and the bill its normal, no extra charges or anything....
 

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I'v been waiting a long time as well, but with every day that passes by and new info about all the rings you have to jump throught with Att to get this thing if your a existing customer, I am getting less thrilled with it.
Why? I haven't seen anything concrete yet, though ATTingular's info is very much appreciated. I can't see how Apple would allow this to be a bad/difficult situation. I'm hoping what I've read is true and switching from Verizon will also be made easy by Apple. The only killer I can see is if that required data plan is costly.
 

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Apple and Cingular/ AT&T will definitely start selling them online on or before the 29th of June, the release date. Whether or not they will do online preorders hasn't been officially announced.

eBay is usually trustworthy, but it is your choice whether you buy it there or not.
im hoping they will have online orders by midnight on the 28th so i can order and be done with it
 

joe

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I've been waiting for this device since the iPhone was rumored over 2 years ago. Then during the Moto keynote they released their version of the iPhone. I was quite underwhelmed. I've been looking forward to this day ever since.
 

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Why? I haven't seen anything concrete yet, though ATTingular's info is very much appreciated. I can't see how Apple would allow this to be a bad/difficult situation. I'm hoping what I've read is true and switching from Verizon will also be made easy by Apple. The only killer I can see is if that required data plan is costly.
I agree, the only killer could be the data plan. I don't think it is going to be too expensive. We will just have to wait to know for sure.

I don't see why people are getting upset over the 2 year contract (extension for existing customers) since we knew that was a requirement since the iPhone was announced in January. It is no different than if you upgrade to any other phone AT&T sells (unless you pay full price for it).

All of this concern regarding whether or not current AT&T customers are eligible for an upgrade could prove to be unwarranted. I think we need to remember that most of the info out there now is unconfirmed/rumor. Lets just wait for the official announcement before we get too worked up ;).
 

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I agree, the only killer could be the data plan. I don't think it is going to be too expensive. We will just have to wait to know for sure.

I don't see why people are getting upset over the 2 year contract (extension for existing customers) since we knew that was a requirement since the iPhone was announced in January. It is no different than if you upgrade to any other phone AT&T sells (unless you pay full price for it).

All of this concern regarding whether or not current AT&T customers are eligible for an upgrade could prove to be unwarranted. I think we need to remember that most of the info out there now is unconfirmed/rumor. Lets just wait for the official announcement before we get too worked up ;).
Yep, it's crazy to worry about before the official details are released by At&t and Apple. They'll be out soon enough.
 

ccarlson6

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Games?

Little confused, some sites says the phone will have games other say no.
Does anyone really know? By the way just seen my first Apple iPhone commerical, still drooling, CANT WAIT:cool: