Does AT&T take your phone when you upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yoyo5280, Jul 9, 2010.

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    yoyo5280

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    Does AT&T take your old Phone when you upgrade to a new one?

    It would be very unfortunate if it did. For me.
     
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    simplellama

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    No. You're free to do whatever you want with it.
     
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    Eddyisgreat

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    jajajaja

    no

    And why would they need to? For all intents and purposes, you can't use it anywhere else besides ATT.
     
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    -aggie-

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    Out of my cold dead hands.

    After you get the upgrade, you might as well turn the other phone to an iPod Touch.
     
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    They just made me throw mine into a wood chipper when I got my iPhone 4.


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    no, the phone is all yours.
     
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    Soulcrux

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    Lol

    That would be really crappy if they did, and makes no sense, since they pretty much give you the "upgrade" as an incentive to sign another contract with them
     
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    Ask everyone else said: it's yours you paid big buck up front and a nice monthly service fee for the past 2 years. Enjoy it, give it to a family member or sell it and make a little cash...
     
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    yoyo5280

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    Thanks for all the replies!

    Here is my plan...

    My family has 5 iphones in total. 4 3g models and 1 3Gs.
    The 3Gs is eligible for an upgrade to iP4... and my dad can no longer use his 3G (company requires a blackberry)...

    So we thought... Sell the 3G in the hopes that we can keep the 3Gs as we upgrade...and hand that 3Gs down to me :D

    Some other complications have popped up...but meh.

    Once again Thanks!

    Love,
    Omi
     
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    insidmal

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    Other complications? that sucks.. that's cool that you get a new phone out of the deal, I'm giving my 3G i replaced to my mom, she's on an old crappy samsung slider, she's been giving her upgrades away to my brother and his wife for a while so she deserves something new(er) lol
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Can you explain why this would happen? Thanks.
     

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