3G iPhone & ATT Plans

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tmp0404, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. tmp0404 macrumors member

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    All,

    So if Apple does announce a new iPhone, will I be able to get one? I only ask because I am a current ATT subscriber on their family plan. I went to ATT's web site the other day, because I wanted to upgrade one of my phones. I wanted to do this, because I am having problems with the phone. When I do this, I'm told that I am unable to upgrade now, but I could purchase a new phone at the non commitment price, which is of course ludicrous.

    So the question is, will ATT allow me to upgrade one of my current phones to an iPhone? I'm guessing that if I can upgrade to a new iPhone, I would also be agreeing to yet another 2 year contract extension with them for all of the phones on my plan. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Upgrading to an iPhone overrides any restrictions AT&T put on upgrading your account. All you would do is re-commit for 2 years, and replace any existing data plan with the unlimited iPhone data plan on the line that is upgraded to iPhone. Everything else will stay the same, including minutes, texts and any shared lines.

    ETA: I believe the re-commitment will be for all lines, not just the iPhone line. But if you're sharing minutes, and you're going to have to have a new 2-year contract to get an iPhone to use with AT&T, it's kind of a moot point.
     
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I think you would be able to
    upgrade to the new iPhone but I do think that you are correct in saying that it would probably lock you into another two year contract on all the phones. I'm not too sure about the second part though. You may want to give AT&T a call about it.
     
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Nope. As odd as it sounds, it only locks you in for 2 years on that one line.
     

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