So I ended up reserving a phone @ the apple store for tomorrow.
Question, If I pick up a phone from the apple store, is it unlocked? I mean free from rogers bloat ware?
It is only unlocked it you pay full price otherwise you are locked however once the warranty period is up unlocking it it fine I hear it is about 30 bucks to unlock on average,
Im curious, if you reserve from the apple store, do you buy it out right or can you get it with the contract price with the major 3?
If thats the case, why are people reserving with rogers??? I hear that reserving with Apple takes MUCH faster or am I wrong?
I am soo mad!.. Yesterday I got the confirmation that my phone was shipped to the store i choose. I called my buddy that works there and he said it will be ready after 3pm because they have to send the item # to head office so they can place it in their inventory. So I called after 5 to tell him i was on my way and to find out he left for the day. So i got such a rude lady that answered the phone and refused me from picking up my phone because it wasnt ready to be released! what the **bleep** do you have to do to get it released. I try to inform her what my buddy had told me and she just went off on me by telling me not to come because its not ready to be released. I am getting quiet frustrated with these rogers employees that think its ok to give such horrible attitude and be so god **bleep** rude!
If you go to the apple store you can buy it outright or do a hardware upgrade, business clients cannot upgrade at the apple store for Rogers, personal clients can for Rogers,
If you upgrade the phone it is locked to the carrier that you upgrade with including Rogers
If you buy it outright it is not locked this is the info I have gotten from apple.
Reserving is possible the system opens at apple.ca at 9pm each night and there is limited spots and you need to have an apple id, the same one used on itunes etc.
I had reserved one and now Rogers customer service is saying they are getting more phones and I should get one soon but no definite date yet. I have been in progress since Monday morning intially ordered on the 14th of the month am was over 5000 in the queue, I was at 1044 when the status went to in progress,
Yes apple is faster for the upgrade it is just tough getting the reservation, however I tried twice on two occasions as was able to reserve only to cancel as they told me soon !!!! (;o)
Good luck in getting one,