AT&T "Ghost" Line

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  1. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Is it true I can open a ghost line with at&t and get the iPhone for the discounted price and pay $10 a month for the line?
     
  2. jeffpickl macrumors member

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    Yeap. Just make sure they set it up for a dumb phone so that they don't add a data plan to it. Just evaluate your options. $10 a month for 24 months is close to $250. But it does stagger available upgrades. Have a buddy that did this and can upgrade about every year with one line or the other.
     
  3. EvoNiner1986 macrumors regular

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    I did this when I pre ordered the 4s on Friday :)
     
  4. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    How would you add this to your account though? What I was planning to do was set up a family plan, but I would be paying more every month with not a substantial increase to minutes. Is the ghost line on an individual plan, or a family plan?
     
  5. jeffpickl macrumors member

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    True, you would have to switch to a family plan if you don't already have one. So it's just a matter of weighing your options on what you are willing to pay for.
     
  6. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    Oh ok. I figured it was a family plan type of situation. Thanks!
     
  7. MallCop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I already have a family plan and have one more line available. Anyone know if there is tax also or is it just $10 a month? Its not really costing me anything since selling my iPhone 4 will cover the new one plus the 2 year plan.
     
  8. jeffpickl macrumors member

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    Yes. Tax is on everything. But a small price to pay in my mind.
     
  9. MallCop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its $5 or under though right?
     
  10. jeffpickl macrumors member

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    Yea. Mine is under $2. Depends on where you live tho.
     
  11. MallCop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great,I just remember on verizon it was like $7.
     
  12. jephersun macrumors member

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    I did this in order to get my 3GS...It is off 2 year contract in Nov. I pay 10 dollars a month.
     
  13. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Did this to get my 4S. Not only do you get this phone subsidized, but it guarantees you an available upgrade every year.
     
  14. chris975d macrumors 68000

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    How do you get them to add the line without adding a data plan? I was under the impression that iPhones always had to have data plans attached to them.
     
  15. MallCop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was told that you go to the at&t store and they add a line to give you the $200 price and then just put the iPhone on your real number so there is never any phone attached to the ghost line.
     
  16. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    Get a standard sim for the new line and use it in a dumb phone. I have a $20 To-Go phone that I plan on using. I say to get a phone bc sometimes they will ask for an IMEI like AT&T did to me last week. Otherwise, the sim could just sit on your desk or something.
     
  17. EvoNiner1986 macrumors regular

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    Yup, you can go to Best Buy like I did and pick up a $10 AT&T Go Phone. Easy fix :)
     
  18. ilpadrino6 macrumors member

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    So do i have to explain to Best Buy what i want to do or will they understand that i just want to upgrade my iphone 4
     
  19. billy3785 macrumors regular

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    I ordered it under a new number as well... So when the phone arrives do I just call ATT when the phone is delivered and tell them to activate the phone under my number?
     
  20. sagolous macrumors newbie

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    Can someone please elaborate on this topic? If I try to go into the store to get a "ghost line" I dont understand how they would give me an iphone 4s without the data plan.
     

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