Can I use a used iPhone under my current att account?

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  1. marioalexander macrumors newbie

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    One of my friends has an iPhone, and for some odd reason she doesent like it. So she switched to verizon. However, she still has the iPhone at her house and asked me if i wanted it. :eek::eek::eek: Naturally shocked i said of course, but i needed to get some backup information to see if it was possible to still use that phone under a different account. Is it possible?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, you just need to...

    activate it through iTunes and the data plan of $20 is added to your already existing plan. :cool:
     
  3. DuFFy macrumors regular

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    you would probably need to get a new sim card from Apple or At&t, and have proof that you didnt steal it or something, I dunno.
     
  4. carfac macrumors 65816

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    How does one prove that? A note from Mommy???:D
     
  5. DuFFy macrumors regular

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    uhh...yes.

    No umm i dunno how that works really, since she cancelled her contract i dunno if the serial number disassociates with her or what. Call apple and explain how you got the phone and ask what you need to do..
     
  6. marioalexander thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. marioalexander thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What a bitch, she gave it to someone else. I knew it was too good to be true haha. :(
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    OK, now you can...

    go out and buy your own iPhone, since you have all of this iPhone familiarity!:p
     
  10. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    :eek:

    OMG de-friend that woman! No one should mess around with someone's feelings like that!!!
     
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  12. marioalexander thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My friend, I know hahaha. Talk about torture...especially over an iPhone! :mad:
     
  13. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    I hope you ripped her a new one! :p
     
  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I would make killings after a stunt like that. Most likely the new recipient. ;)

    Sorry about your (kinda) loss...
     
  15. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    not that this helps you now, but I had the same situation where I got an iPhone from my sister-in-law because it was too complicated for her (she's technologically challenged)-- anyway, I went to AT&T and after explaining the situation, they gave me a new sim and off I went to activate it. They looked at me shadily as if I stole it, but I didn't care-- I had the box and all, but they asked me like three times, "someone just gave it to you?!?"
     
  16. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    :eek: That's actually pretty funny! Nice to know though for future purposes. ;)
     

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