Can I do this?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by takufu01, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. takufu01 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    HI everyone....I am thinking of adding a additional line to my current family plan and making it a Iphone GS.....once I receive the phone and activate it I want to exchange phone number with another phone I have on that account....the phone I want to swap numbers with is not eligible for an upgrade.....a friend told me he did something similar with Verizon.....any info would be appreciated.....thanks!
  2. BPresley321 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    You can use an upgrade from one line on a line that is not eligible for an upgrade.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Just do the upgrade, and then swap the sim cards. Problem solved. :)
  4. netslacker macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    This doesn't work since the data plan would be attached to the sim card that would be removed from the iPhone.

    The only way to do what you want, and it is possible, is to activate the iPhone on a line that is eligible for upgrade (or a new line in this case) and then go into an ATT store (or call customer support) and have the phone numbers switched. It's been done a lot of times.
  5. takufu01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Got it Done

    Hi everyone....just wanted to post an update....I went to ATT store yesterday and the Asst Mgr. was great!....she activated the IPhone GS on a additional line so I got the $199.00 price for the GS and then just cancelled every other feature on that line including the data package....she then let me switch the phone number with one of the existing lines on my family plan which has a data long story short....I was able to get a GS for my son at the $199.00 price and we have back up phone for $9.99 a month....

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