Best Way to Pre-order a 4S

Nrevezzo

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What's the best method for Pre-ordering a 4S?
ATT web site, Apple web site...?
 

acosmichippo

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Apple web site. Shipped to your door for free on launch day (perhaps earlier), punctual updates, excellent customer service. Why mess with a middle man?
 

acosmichippo

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there's no set time. I think last year it was early morning.
 

acosmichippo

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never has been. who knows how they'll do it this year, though.
 

no25

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I was wondering about that also
 

imamac

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I just checked the e-mailed order acknowledgements from the past three years and they ranged between 4:30 a.m. - 9:30 CST. The 9:30 time I remember I was waiting and waiting for the email acknowledgement worrying that my order didn't go through so I placed the order earlier than that. I'm not sure what time pre-orders start but I've had better luck on AT&T than on Apple for some reason the past two years. I feel better going to the store to pick it up anyway. I always have to move my "old" iPhone over to my son's phone number and then put the new iPhone on my number. I feel better when AT&T does that switcheroo in person instead of me trying to do it online. Plus, I still get to stand in a (much shorter) line on launch day which for me is part of the fun of it all.
 

FuelieNova

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So if I already have my existing iPhone 4 with ATT and qualify for an upgrade, can I upgrade through the Apple site or do I have to go directly through ATT site?
Tom
 

MyRichLife

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So if I already have my existing iPhone 4 with ATT and qualify for an upgrade, can I upgrade through the Apple site or do I have to go directly through ATT site?
Tom
Tom,

Either way works for a person to do..Some people here on EIC prefer through Apple cause it's the best way to do so.
 

FuelieNova

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I agree, I would like to go through Apple, just didn't know if I could for an existing account.
Thanks
Tom
 

Njshoremom4gurlz

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Hi
I'm happy but curious when ordering from the store you pay what?
2-300$ or full phone price?
Do they so an upgrade? In due in November lolol my old Android the captivate I gave my husband;) he likes Android but would love iPhone cause is always on the iPad...
what about iPhone 5!?


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acosmichippo

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You will get the same discount through the Apple store as you would with AT&T.
 

topcat84

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Hi Everyone !
I will be ordering mine (Black 64GB) through Apple. My question is whether to order it online or 1-800-MY-APPLE ? Which method would in your opinion be faster and less hassle ? Thanks in advance. Cheers !