Activating iPhone 1 after July 11

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wolfpackfan, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I need some opinions here. I currently have an original iPhone. It was previously activated and used with AT&T for about 3 months before I canceled my AT&T account and paid the ETF. The reason I did this was because I also have a 4 line Sprint contract that doesn't expire until next January and I was tired of paying the extra $66/month. I figured the savings of not paying that $66/month for a year would far offset the ETF of $175. My plan was/is to reactivate the iphone next January while at the same time I move all four of my lines to AT&T. In the meantime I'm using my iPhone as a Touch basically. I've had no problems with updates or anything like that, even though it has no service now.

    Okay, here is my question - will I have any issues next January when I try to reactivate this original iPhone? Will I still be able to just activate it within iTunes as I did originally? Finally, will I fall under the original iPhone rate plan? All of the issues raised with Monday's announcement have really raised some questions in my mind and I'm a little concerned about what might happen. Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No. As I understand it, the rate plan you had will cease to exist. As you will be a new customer in January you will have to sign up for their only existing plan, which is the one that the iPhone2 customers will get.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's the way it appears to me also, although I have not seen any hard confirmation of this.
     
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I wonder what would happen if I reactivate now? Which plan would I get? I'm beginning to wonder if I should reactive now (or before July 11).
     
  5. cineapple macrumors regular

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    yes, i think you should definitely activate before July 11th. That is what I am doing with my new used iphone. I am going to wait a couple of days, so my 30-day trial window will overlap the July 11th release. That way, I can keep my options open when the 3g is released, and see what is officially offered. If I want to change over to the 3g.
     

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