Can I...order an Iphone 3gS on a subsidy eligible account, then switch over to mine?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pinwanger, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. pinwanger macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    I have a big family account, but only one iPhone on the account. Can I purchase an iphone 3gs w/ a family # that's eligible for the $199 upgrade and then just switch it over the SIM card and then cancel the extra data plan?
  2. Munitalp macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    Yes, there are plenty of threads on this already
  3. RogueVasion macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2008
    I thought that under the requirements, you need to be binded to the data plan for the length of the contract.

    Yes, you can swap SIMs, but then they'll charge the data on the phone you switched it to. And the other account will be paying for data too.
  4. Munitalp macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    But you can just go into a store or call them up and tell them that you decided to switch to another phone for a while... give them the IMEI and they will change it in their system and remove the data plan from that account.
  5. pinwanger thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    yeah the data plan is not mandatory...if i lost my iphone, they will remove it for you
  6. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
    great news. this is exactly what I plan to do as well. thanks!

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