Carrier AT&T: Still possible to upgrade dumb/basic-phone line, then remove its data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nikos, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    I've got three lines on my AT&T family plan. My iPhone and two dumb/basic phones that family members use. I use their upgrades every year to upgrade my iPhone.

    Has anything changed with AT&T or will I still be able to use one of their upgrades, then remove the data plan from it immediately?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Yea that's still no problem. The only issue I've run into is that at some point you really do need to put a SIM card for the dumb phone line into a dumb phone, or else you need to call in once a month to get the data plan removed. After owning an iPhone for so many years they can be hard to find now. I had to buy a $15 one from the AT&T store to use for that purpose.
     
  3. Nikos thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    Thanks!

    The SIM is no problem, as those phones are actually being used. I believe last year, the line I was upgrading was never even interrupted because I popped my existing SIM into the phone before activating it with the other line's number.
     

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