AT&T Subsidized phone question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by opticalserenity, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    So, since we signed up for a two year contract, but didn't actually get a subsidized phone, can I not just go and get a subsidized phone to have as a spare?
  2. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    If you did it before you activated your iPhone yes. Otherwise you have to wait 2 years.
  3. opticalserenity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    Hrmm, its logical to believe that since I was forced into a 2 year contract, then I'd be eligible for a 2 year contract discount on a device.
  4. SmartAlx macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yeah, it would have been better to sign up a month or 2 before the iPhone was released to get a phone, then buy the iPhone.

    A little known fact though for those of us current AT&T customers. Even though our contract date was reset, our upgrade date was not. In 2 months I will be eligible for an upgrade so I'll go to the AT&T store and get a discount on a phone and sign a new 2 year contract. Then I'll unlock it and sell the phone on ebay.
  5. opticalserenity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007

    So wouldn't even us new customers be able to do this? I'm going to go to a corporate store and try it, I think a Samsung Sync might be a nice backup phone.
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    No you can't do it for 18 months, your contract just started!! :)

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