buy 2 phone but keep only one

foxnews1

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I got a family plan with AT&T with two lines. I want to buy two iphone 5 but keep only one and sell the other. does AT&T charge me anything (beside activation) after I switch from iphone 5 to a dump phone?
 

jlake02

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I got a family plan with AT&T with two lines. I want to buy two iphone 5 but keep only one and sell the other. does AT&T charge me anything (beside activation) after I switch from iphone 5 to a dump phone?
Pretty sure you get the subsidy in exchange for your data plan, etc. In other words, I don't think they'll help you pay for an iPhone only to have you lower your plan to a cheap dumb phone plan.

GL!
 
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foxnews1

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Pretty sure you get the subsidy in exchange for your data plan, etc. In other words, I don't think they'll help you pay for an iPhone only to have you lower your plan to a cheap dumb phone plan.

GL!
i thought the cost of subsidy is the 2-year contact.

say you got an iphone but then lost it and force to get a cheap dump phone. do you still pay for data even if your dump can't use it? the only difference between smartphone and dump phone is the cost of data.
 
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Spink10

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Do this -

Purchase iPhone 5 with your upgrade - ask them not to open the iPhone 5 - sell it

Use your 2nd upgrade to purchase iPhone 5- activate on your line.


My iPhone came from my mom no data upgradeable line. They didnt force her to have a data plan.
Also - another line on my moms account was up for an upgrade. Purchased an iPhone 4s (5 wasnt out) and sold it - never forced her to have a data plan.
 
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