Can I start service with an iPhone 2g with AT&T and go month to month?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alm99, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. alm99 macrumors 6502

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    Bought an iPhone 2g from a friend and currently have it on T-Mobile, the service is terrible with them. Is it possible to activate with AT&T an not be in a contract? I called them and the service rep wasn't sure. If I am bringing my own device I don't see why I would need to be in contract.

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  2. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    I am pretty sure if you are bring a iphone do there network is doesn't matter where got it you have to sign a two year agreement unless you jailbreak. I could be wrong I haven't looked into it to much but I think that is what I have seen floating around.
     
  3. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Go to an AT&T corporate store if you can. If not go to an actual AT&T store, not a 3rd party authorized store.

    They will TRY to make you sign in a 2yr contract. The service rep gets commission for everyone he signs into a contract. But if you ask for the manager, explain the situation then they WILL let you sign up without a contract.

    But to be honest you are really better off just buying a brand new iPhone 3GS on contract if you are going to switch to AT&T.
     
  4. alm99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would, but I do not want to be in a contract.
     
  5. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Unless you plan on going months without a cell phone what is the big deal about getting into a contract?

    Besides the iPhone is the best cell phone and it will be on AT&T for a long time, even if other carriers get it, you may as well just join the party.
     
  6. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Considering that their contract factors in the subsidization of the phone, it would make sense that you could go without contract with your own phone. I know T-Mobile has a contract option, which costs more but includes a phone, or a monthly option that offers no phone discount.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, go talk to a manager and insist on what you want done.
    Theres no reason to make you sign in a contract if you bring your own device.
     

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