Any flaws in this cunning plan? (AT&T ETF)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heavensblade23, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. heavensblade23 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2008
    Get $375 out my 3.0 unlocked phone somewhere.

    Sign up for new line on my plan, with a 16GB phone ($199+18 activation+$26 tax)

    Have AT&T switch the phone numbers so my phone number is on the new line.

    ETF the old line ($175-$30 for having been around 6 months)

    So I get the phone for $388 total instead of $443 ($399+18+26). My contract is reset for 2 more years, I keep my number, and since I'm cancelling the old line at the same time as setting up a new line, I don't have to pay for a month of service I don't need. I'll pay for the first half of the month on the cancelled line, and the second half of the month on the new line.

    Anyone pulled off something similar? I'm looking for confirmation that this will work 100% before I run off selling my 3G.
  2. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    saving 60 bucks is not worth not getting a subsidy next year. You fail.
  3. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
  4. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    You will NOT be eligible for an upgrade a year from now if you use the early upgrade pricing.

    Only if you buy the phone for $599/$699 will you be eligible for upgrade next year.
  5. heavensblade23 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2008
    I didn't ask whether people liked my plan, I asked whether it would work.

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