AT&T iPhone Upgrade Wife Swap?

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  1. sofakng macrumors regular

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    I have AT&T and my wife is eligible for an upgrade (i.e. iPhone 5) but I'm not since I just purchased the iPhone 4S.

    Will it be possible to order an upgrade phone (iPhone 5) under her line but then switch it to my line? (and then give her my old phone)
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    You could do that in the UK on O2, but sure what the terms are on AT&T contracts.

    IMO should be fine, as long as they get paid the same (which they will do) why should they care?
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    at&t can't do the wife swap but they can definitely do the device swap. Just go to the at&t store with both phones and they'll be able to swap the lines.
     
  4. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Different sim card in the new iPhone compared to the 4s. So it wont be as easy as swaping cards like previous years.
     
  5. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    The title of this thread is a bit misleading. I was gonna ask to throw a pic up and I'll let ya know if I'd consider it.
     
  6. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    If you mill around the Verizon store you might be able to work out the wife swap as well :D
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I heard Verizon girls are expensive to maintain so I'll stick with at&t girls :cool:
     
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  9. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    Are you going to put your old wife up on eBay or hold onto her?
     
  10. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    This may not help her self esteem. Especially with no reserve.
     
  11. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on if she's all used and scratched all over or still in like new condition.
     
  12. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    ATT will not do wife swaps, just wife rentals, and it's not unlimited, you definitely will be throttled at some point. Some are not LiTE either, and 3G is out of the question.
     
  13. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I'm thinking AT&T won't have to throttle, because the wife will.
     
  14. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure this goes back to not getting the desired width on her new toy.
     
  15. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, an interesting issue. What's better;

    • Same width but longer
    • Wider but same length
     
  16. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    This thread went downhill a long time ago. ;)
     
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Thanks, I've been lazy.
     
  19. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Actually it is GREAT. A short break from:

    When will iphone be released?
    How do I order?
    What time can I order?
    What colors will be available?
    What is the memory on the new phone?
    What will the cost be?
    Why cann't I get another subsidized phone after only a year?

    etc. etc.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    More like a short break from:

    I am skeptical of the leaks. We'll see a completely different iPhone on the 12th.
    It still won't be called the iPhone 5. The 5 stands for something else.
    Why the **** aren't they letting me upgrade this year?
     

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