Family plan loophole?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bmms8, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    Hello, i am a member that was not eligible for an upgrade but another person in my family plan was. I extended their line but switched the iPhone to my line.

    My question is, i am eligible for an upgrade in January 2009, so can't i purchase a new iPhone at that time for 199/299 and sell it?

    I might be missing something, but it seems that that would be possible..
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    If someone else in your family plan contract is upgrade eligible and you get the new iPhone, that means that number you upgraded isn't eligible for another 2 years now.
     
  3. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    This is not a loophole, it s expected. People been using upgrades like this since dawn of time.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I don't think i ever said it was a loophole?
     
  5. Ryan.Fork macrumors member

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    He probably mis-quoted. But it definitely isn't a loophole, AT&T couldn't care less if you do this, they're still getting their money :p
     
  6. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    Meant to quote the OP of this post.
     
  7. TonyMil macrumors member

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    Which line is the data plan assigned to?
    I have a family plan myself but only have a data plan on one number while the other number has data blocked.

    If you upgraded 555-1111 and the plan changed to add data charges to it but then you put the sim card of 555-2222 into the iPhone you may get a monster bill at the end of the month for data charges to 555-2222. Just something to check.

    And yes, you can upgrade your line at that point and buy another iPhone.
     
  8. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    you could upgrade but you are also extending the contract, so there is no gain
     

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