Cheaper option for those with partial upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JLEW700, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    So apple charges $499 for the 32gig if you are only eligible for a partial upgrade. How about since the old ETF fee is $150 pro-rated at $4 per month you have service, just canceling your old service and signing up for a new contract. Either way your signing up for a new contract, but at least with canceling the old contract you only end up paying $450 at the most and for someone like me who has been on AT&T for about a year its $400. Of course when doing this you ask to save your old number and then just do the 2g unlimited data work around What do you guys think?
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Make sure they don't require a 90 day wait between cancelling old service and signing up again to get the full discount.

    Let the board know how it works. My guess is AT&T has that loophole closed somehow already.
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Just port your number to a prepay service then back to AT&T.

    Unfortunately they closed that loophole about 10 years ago. You can't be a new customer for a number months (6?) once you have an account in your name with your SSN. You can open an account under a wife's, mommy or daddy's name if they don't already have one.
  4. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
    That's too much effort. One could waste a lot of time, or bite the bullet & spend the extra $50.00 dollars. I would choose the latter.

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