Can I get the subsidized price for the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

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    If I've got a line on my account (a separate line, not mine) that's eligible for an upgrade, can I get the iPhone 4 for the subsidized price and use it on my line?
     
  2. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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  3. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, that sucks...not sure i fully understand though. If I sell my 3GS and get the phone using their upgrade, I can't use it on my line?

    Thanks a ton.
     
  4. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    Of course you can. Just call AT&T before you activate it.

    Finally, not to be mean, but SEARCH!
     
  5. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a family plan and a secondary libe is eligible, you can upgrade and they can move the phone to your number. It has to be done in store at at&t
     
  6. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can use it on your line. That person just has to give you the phone. However, if you want it at the lowest price, the only person who can get it is the account holder, unless you are the account holder.
     
  7. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    It does NOT have to be done at the AT&T store. You jus have to call AT&T before you activate it, so they can switch the IMEI in their system, so you can iTunes 'iActivate' as if it were your upgrade...
     
  8. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah ok, i see, thanks. That part shouldn't be a problem as my mom is the master account holder although it is my brothers line.

    Does this all mean I shouldn't pre-order tomorrow through apple? :(
     
  9. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    If you are having it shipped to you, you should be okay as long as you have the last four digits of the account holder's social security number.
     
  10. 55test55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a ton Tara. I think I'll just pre order it to pick up in the apple store but go with my mom like we did last time, haha. Does that sound ok? Appreciate all the information!
     
  11. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    That should be fine. I would not tell them what you are planning on doing just in case they try to say you can't. :)
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Answered in the upgrade guide.
     
  13. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I had to do it in store last year for 3GS. They told me it had to be done in store when I called.
     
  14. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    I called countless reps and managers, and got the same answer from all of them... Lets hope they are informed to that aspect...
     

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