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Mon, Jan 20, 2020 4:35 PM

Hello everyone

I just wanted to let everybody know at AT&T community. That I was extremely upset with the AT&T retail. They did not take care of me so if you have issues with an iPhone they will not help you or repair it they’ll send you back to Apple to get it fixed. I think since they sell the phones I think they should also fix the phones at the spot so you don’t have to go and call the call center I’ll go to the Apple retail store that’s just my opinion





14.7K Messages

9 months ago

apple forbids AT&T to repair any apple products. Do you think Walmart should repair phones as well? At&T is a retailer not a repair station. Don’t like it take it up with apple

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796 Messages

9 months ago


Unfortunate you had a phone issue. The Apple policy is across all retailers. Any carrier, or retailer for the most part, gives a return/exchange period and restock fee for any devices sold. If the phone is “defective”, Apple will warranty exchange it within the first year free of charge. AT&T is a service provider, in that they provide your iPhone the service, it don’t make, repair or fix the Apple hardware or iOS software. It’s a liability as the representatives are trained in the service, and only on the key uses of the devices, not how to repair. Think of it like a car dealership, there’s a “sales” and “service” department. Each have their own reason for existing.

What is the issue you had? There is a current known Apple issue with the software updating on iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max models that only allows it to be done through iTunes at this point in time. Frustrating, but part of technology, good and bad.

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