I bought the iPhone 2G on day 1. I upgraded to the iPhone 3G on day 1 with full discount pricing. I want the iPhone 3GS on day 1 with full discount pricing. My dad has an iPhone 2G on his AT&T account and doesn't want to upgrade as he never uses the data features. He just likes the phone. From Apple's website, I entered his phone number to check for eligibility and got the $299 price. Apple is using my logon credentials to send a new 3GS to my address. I'm assuming all iPhones are identical when new in the box and not tied to any account that was affiliated with the order. This was true of the two previous models. I'm also assuming that the online eligibility process is simply a way for Apple to determine what price to charge, as they are going to get money from AT&T for each sale. They will get the full subsidy from AT&T for my phone based on their sale to me at full discount price. However, I do not believe this transaction is yet "tied" to a specific AT&T account. It's just a checking procedure. When I get the phone in the mail, I will activate it in iTunes using my phone number, not my dad's. This will deactivate my old 3G's SIM and activate the 3GS with my phone number on my account. At this point, I believe AT&T will charge my account for the upgrade fee and activation fee and extend my contract for 2 years as they do will ALL iPhone activations. Then I'll be done. My dad should not see any new charges on his account, nor will he see a contract extension. And I will have received the 3GS at the full discounted price. This theory is based largely on one major assumption... that when Apple does the "check for eligibility" online via AT&T, nothing is recorded in AT&T's database to indicate which account this activation is for. It's simply a check. I will know for sure if I am right on June 19. If I am not right, I told my dad I will reimburse him for any fees. And if his contract gets extended, he told me he doesn't care. He's happy with his 2G. Anyone see any problems with this? Wouldn't this be stealing $200 from AT&T?