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iPhone / Samsung $250 Sam's club gift card - Nov 12th B&M

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Update: Sam's club said that the activation fee will be refunded as bill credit in 90-120 days

Sam's Club has released the ad for the one-day event through Sam's club mobile app.

The event is on Nov 12th and doors open at 7 am. Following deals available in club only

$250 Sam's club gift card on any iPhone or Samsung activation on installment

and

$0 down for any iPhone or Samsung (I assume on contract plans)

Additionally, activation fee waived.

Refer to attached pictures for T&Cs.

For Reference:
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/homepage.jsp


P.S. Let me know if this should be in Black Friday forum instead of hot deals
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Can someone explain to me what 'on installment' means? I read the fine print and I'm still not clear on what it means. Does it have anything to do with entering into a "lease" agreement versus a new two year plan agreement (where you actually own your phone)? TIA
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Can someone explain to me what 'on installment' means? I read the fine print and I'm still not clear on what it means. Does it have anything to do with entering into a "lease" agreement versus a new two year plan agreement (where you actually own your phone)? TIA
phone on a payment plan. not a lease, not a 2 year subsidy. a contract to pay your phone over 24-30 months, depending on the company
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Anyone know if adding a line to an existing AT&T account qualifies?
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Anyone know if adding a line to an existing AT&T account qualifies?
I'd say adding a line in any of the qualified providers should work
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Anyone know if adding a line to an existing AT&T account qualifies?
Based on my previous years' experience with BF gift card phone deals at stores like Best buy, it should qualify.

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I wish these promos would apply to buying outright, unlocked.

Say you buy through a promo like this that requires installment billing through your carrier. Can you then go to your carrier, pay off the phone immediately, and require them to unlock it? I would especially like to hear from someone who has actually done this before.
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I wish these promos would apply to buying outright, unlocked.

Say you buy through a promo like this that requires installment billing through your carrier. Can you then go to your carrier, pay off the phone immediately, and require them to unlock it? I would especially like to hear from someone who has actually done this before.
I successfully did that on iPhone 6S on AT&T and Verizon. AT&T unlocked it on request. Verizon was already unlocked.

For AT&T, I canceled the next day and didn't have to pay anything extra (no line charges, no data charges etc. though I paid activation charges because Bestbuy deal didn't have activation waived off.)

With Verizon, I used it for a couple of months but had I canceled it within 14 days, I could have avoided charges with them as well.

Don't have personal experience with T-Mobile and Sprint (can some confirm?), but most carriers have a free 14 day period where you can cancel your line, pay off the full balance of the phone and keep the phone with you with only activation charge as your loss. In the worst case scenario, you will be paying one month of line charges, if you add a line to your existing account (approx $20).

But again always spend the time to read the T&Cs. Carriers are getting smarter and past performance doesn't guarantee future returns Stick Out Tongue
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[font][font]Wish2BeAnonymous[/font][/font]I successfully did that on iPhone 6S on AT&T and Verizon. AT&T unlocked it on request. Verizon was already unlocked.

For AT&T, I canceled the next day and didn't have to pay anything extra (no line charges, no data charges etc. though I paid activation charges because Bestbuy deal didn't have activation waived off.)

With Verizon, I used it for a couple of months but had I canceled it within 14 days, I could have avoided charges with them as well.

Don't have personal experience with T-Mobile and Sprint (can some confirm?), but most carriers have a free 14 day period where you can cancel your line, pay off the full balance of the phone and keep the phone with you with only activation charge as your loss. In the worst case scenario, you will be paying one month of line charges, if you add a line to your existing account (approx $20).

But again always spend the time to read the T&Cs. Carriers are getting smarter and past performance doesn't guarantee future returns http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Thanks, have some reps! I'm on AT&T and don't mind keeping the service, I just want to own my device so AT&T can't force me to stay or keep me from using a prepaid GSM SIM when abroad. The carrier is getting paid the same whether you pay up front or on installment, so I don't know why all these store promos seem to want to force you into installments. My best guess is that more people stick with their carrier long-term that way, or maybe it's to discourage scalping.

Added later: Another possibility is that it incentivizes people to get off of their old, grandfathered plans and onto a more profitable model.
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nm...i hope others see your post and will not repost.
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Thanks, have some reps! I'm on AT&T and don't mind keeping the service, I just want to own my device so AT&T can't force me to stay or keep me from using a prepaid GSM SIM when abroad. The carrier is getting paid the same whether you pay up front or on installment, so I don't know why all these store promos seem to want to force you into installments. My best guess is that more people stick with their carrier long-term that way, or maybe it's to discourage scalping.

Added later: Another possibility is that it incentivizes people to get off of their old, grandfathered plans and onto a more profitable model.
Last year upgraded to 6S with same 250 GC offer at Samsclub. Paid off remaining balance after a month to unlock my phone for international travel to use local SIM. Still I am w/T&T.
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can you use sams gift card to buy VGC or MGC at sams club ?
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Does this require a new line, or if I purchase a phone (on payment plan) for an existing line will it qualify?
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Does this require a new line, or if I purchase a phone (on payment plan) for an existing line will it qualify?
I think it will require a new line. Last year (not sam's club deal but similar), I had to get a new line with Verizon but I canceled that line after keeping the line suspended (no line charges when suspended) for few months.
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Does SAMs carry the iPhone SE? If so this is a smoking hot deal.
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