Originally Posted by Skel
This was from the rep at the AT&T store. I, being completely clueless on most things Apple related wasn't sure if he was attempting to bump his sales numbers. So I can call Apple when activating the phone to get the Apple care or do I need to buy it from wherever to get it?
You have 30 days to get Applecare Plus
. Plain apple care is given by default.
If you want apple care+ you can get it at purchase. If not you have 30 days to do so at an Apple store after a brief inspection.
I'm not sure how carriers do it at purchase, but Apple can take care of you in any case. I haven't tried through the phone.
For future reference, its best to get your iPhone directly from Apple instead of the carrier (if you're not switching carriers.). I believe Apple has a longer return policy and less hassle when it comes to exchanges.