64gb iPhone 6 replacement on ATT, "unactivated" yet works fine

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jeffthemediocre, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. jeffthemediocre macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #1
    Hi,

    My scenerio is unusual, and I'm unsure what my next step should be...I'm hopeful someone has experience betterh than I.

    Longtime ATT user - all iPhones were subsidized and on grandfathered data-friendly contract. My 5 started having difficulty with the microphone this spring (my fault), but I was not yet elegible for my upgrade (and the 6 had not yet been announced). I was on the verge of extended summer travel which would make a phone swap-out extremely difficult, and didn't want to leave with a phone I was not-quite-sure-on. I pleaded my case to ATT it helped that t-mobile was offering to buy customers out of existing contracts, so they were eager to make me happy.

    I changed from my 3/4 completed subsidized contract to ATT Next, which made me elegible for a new 5s - which I picked up from the store. I used the 5s all summer and when the new 6 was announced and released, I called ATT and they switched me back to the subsidized contract (and I even got to keep my grandfathered data). They sent the 6, I eagerly opened it, put in the SIM from my 5s and went on my merry way - with a perfectly functioning new iphone 6.

    I have two choices: I can pay off my 5s ($261) or I can ship it back to ATT...but this is what confuses me. I called ATT today (I needed a new box to ship the 5s) and they have no record of the 6 being "activated" - they asked whether I had recieved the shipment. I couldn't answer because the call was dropped (good timing), but it got me wondering if somehow I slipped through the cracks...and ATT somehow thinks I've continued using my 5s for the last few weeks.

    Does anybody have any perspective here? If I ship back my 5s and continue to use ATT service, they will obviously know that I have recieved the 6 and it will likely be activated. If I just keep the 5s - could I just use the same sim card between both devices?

    Much thanks,
    JTM
     
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    #2
    Which phone does your ATT account say you have?
     
  3. jeffthemediocre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #4
    If it says Iphone 6 then they already know that you have it. Just send back the 5s like you're supposed to.
     

Share This Page