How to pre-order an off contract iPhone 5 from Verizon or AT&T

For those wishing to avoid signing up for a lengthy two year contract, Verizon or AT&T’s website will let you easily order an off-contract iPhone 5 that you can configure with a month to month plan.

Signing up for a carrier’s month to month plan will provide you with an unsubsidized phone for $649, $749, and $849, for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the iPhone 5 respectively. Here’s how to do it…


Step 1: Visit Verizon’s site by clicking here.

Step 2: Click New Customer.

Step 3: Enter your ZIP code and click Next.

Step 4: Select Order Device with Wireless Service and click Next.

Step 5: Select Individual Customer and click Next

Step 6: In the Pricing For menu at the top, select Month-to-Month

Step 7: You should see the prices of the iPhone 5’s below change to full unsubsidized prices.

When you order your Verizon iPhone this way, you’ll totally bypass having to sign up for a new 2 year contract. Pretty simple, no?


Just like Verizon, AT&T too, makes it easy to purchase an off contract iPhone 5 directly from its website.

Although AT&T doesn’t refer to it as “month to month” like Verizon, it’s the exact same premise; you can buy an iPhone 5 directly from AT&T’s website with no commitment required. Here’s how…

Step 1: Visit AT&T’s website here.

Step 2: Scroll down, and click Pre-Order Now.

Step 3: Click Buy Now next to “Are you shopping for friends, family or yourself?”

Step 4: Click Shop Now next to Are you a new customer?

Step 5: In the upper left-hand corner, you will see a drop down box that lets you choose between a 2-year contract and No Commitment. Select No Commitment, and you will see the full unsubsidized price for the iPhone of your choice.


Unfortunately, we have yet to find a way to order unsubsidized from Sprint via their website. They might be so desperate for customers, that they won’t even offer the option. If you find a way, please let us know in the comments below.

And for the record, delivery times are still showing September 21st for Verizon, unlike the Apple store. Whether or not Verizon or AT&T is pulling from a separate inventory is yet to be seen.