Friend wants to drop iPhone during contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Crotalus_Joe, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
    Ok, i dont have all the details but this is what i know.

    Friend has a 1yr old iphone, is trying to save money and wants to drop data and go back to normal phone. AT&T says he needs to buy a new phone at full retail.

    My suggestion was to buy a used phone from ebay, then call AT&T and tell them he dropped his iPhone in the tub/toilet/pool whatever and can't afford to replace it so he is going back to his old phone and wants the data plan dropped.

    Will that work?


    ETA - can the iPhone then be sold on ebay or would he need to keep it until his 2 years are up and then sell it?
  2. MasterDev macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    Just get the new phone, put the new sim in, then call AT&T and tell them to change the plan. That simple.

    The phone can be sold on ebay no problem, just make sure the SIM is out.
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2009
    Denver, CO
  4. Crotalus_Joe thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
  5. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Your "friend" huh??? :p Come on, it's not like we're gonna crowd around your house with pitch forks and torches just because you want to return your iPhone.
  6. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    lol! Just what I was thinking! :)

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