|Dec 9, 2012, 09:51 PM||#1|
iPhone on T-Mobile
Hey guys. I just saw the 50 discount that Best Buy is offering and wanted to take advantage of it. My dad has an iPhone on
AT T and I have a contract with T-Mobile. I was wondering if my dad could buy the phone from T-Mobile and give it to me. If I switch out the SIM, could I keep my number?
|Dec 9, 2012, 10:40 PM||#2|
Yes, but you will need to unlock the iphone 5 cause it will still be locked to AT&T till the 2 year contract is up.
You can purchase an IMEI unlock for it on ebay.
Then go to tmobile to get a nanosim with your phone number.
If they dont have nanosims available you can try cutting your sim down to nano size.
|Dec 9, 2012, 11:05 PM||#4|
iPhone 5 (White 64GB) ; MBP 2.2Ghz i7 Quad-core,16GB RAM, 512GB Samsung SSD; TV 3
|Dec 10, 2012, 12:25 AM||#5|
You guys aren't answering OP's question. He said his dad has an iPhone on AT&T, which is actually irrelevant to his question. He's asking if his dad can get an iPhone through T-Mobile and then give it to him.
OP, the answer is that T-Mobile doesn't sell the iPhone. What you CAN do is get an unlocked iPhone 5 from the Apple store. It'll work just fine on T-Mobile's network. But be advised that 3G/4G only works in certain markets with the iPhone because T-Mobile is still upgrading their network. The entire country should be done by next year, but you want to make sure your area is covered otherwise you could be stuck with a a slower EDGE connection in the meantime.
|Dec 10, 2012, 12:56 AM||#6|
You can only get the $50 discount off of the subsidized price with a 2-year activation. The AT&T line that is activated will have an ETF if you don't keep it for 2 years.
2011 13" MacBook Pro i5, 64 GB white iPhone 5, 16 GB New iPad
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