FAN. Don't wanna mess w/it

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMetalG5, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    So I have a FAN of 28% from a previous employer (laid off). Of course I do not want to lose it. I called ATT about pre-order and the girl would not leave me alone saying she will send me a txt, email, and a reminder phone call to come see her on Tues. to pre-order. Well I don't want to because after getting conflicting info I'd rather just pre-order through Apple.

    ATT told me:

    yes pre-order and you will get it on launch day.

    yes pre-order you will get it on 6/25

    yes pre-order and you should get it the week of 6/28

    you can have it shipped to the store but it will take 3-5 days after launch

    we will only be getting maybe 30 units so you should pre-order

    As you can see they are all over the place. I was concerned about my FAN and no one at ATT could tell me if its going to mess up my plan when I activate the new iPhone4. If for some reason it does kick out the FAN how do I put it back on?

    If I get it from Apple when I activate through iTunes will it mess up my account? I want the FAN and keep the unlimited data.
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

    waterskier2007

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    I contacted AT&T about the same thing (i have a 28% discount from a company i did an internship with). The guy said that as long as I stay on the same account with AT&T my fan discount will not be lost. I didn't tell him I no longer work for that company, however I did ask If i needed to bring in more proof (paycheck) when I renew my contract and he said no. I asked if I did my upgrade through iTunes will it mess it up and he said flat out, no. Hope this rambling helps
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    We have FAN and bought our 3GS through the Apple store. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030

    ugahairydawgs

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    The FAN discounts are tied to your account with AT&T. As long as you keep the same account the FAN discount should stick, regardless of where you do your upgrade.
     
  5. iMetalG5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    very good, thanks guys. my new company only offers 18% FAN so... i'd rather keep it w/the prior FAN. Hey getting laid off wasn't bad. Double Dip salary and get to hold on to my 28% FAN :)
     
  6. asdff macrumors member

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    i have never used att or activated an iphone so forgive me;

    currently i am not an ATT customer and have a FAN# i can use through work, is there somewhere we enter the FAN# in during the activation process in iTunes or when purchasing on apple.com? Or will I have to call into customer service to have them add it to my plan? I would like for the fan pricing to take affect as of the 1st billing cycle... thanks!
     
  7. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    They will have a lot more than 30 per store. Apple and AT&T stores will get the bulk of inventory.

    Best Buy/Radio Shack/Walmart will get what's left.
     
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603

    bigjnyc

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    You're committing fraud by not informing AT&T of your terminated employment, you deserve to die!!



    Just kidding and poking fun at some of the righteous people on this forum who get worked up about stuff like this lol :D stick it to them! :cool:
     
  9. synnerg macrumors newbie

    synnerg

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    comon now

    I have been with ATT for 10 years, since cingular and I cannot count the times I have changed plans and upgraded phones with my family.

    FAN Accounts are not affected by this upgrade. You have to understand the difference between a hardware upgrade (PHONE) and a plan change. All you are doing is promising($375 backstaber fee) ATT you will be loyal for two more years and they hand you a shinny new toy (reasonably priced?).

    ***IF you are making a change from your previous plan (500mins/20txt/night/etc), then you would need to speak to theCustomer support department support for FAN members.

    In any case, you will find out soon if the :eek: hits the fan

    On another note: You can always re-add FAN with your valid email address from your participating employers/schools
     

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