Getting around iPhone pricing--will this work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by apb509, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. apb509 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I just had an idea and wondering if anybody can tell me whether or not this will work...

    I just bought service with AT&T in March and got a $30 refurb Curve in preparation for the iPhone 3g.. thus, I'm naturally disturbed by the $499 16GB pricing and not being "eligible" to upgrade until 09/2009. The AT&T website says that somebody who purchases an iPhone before July 11th is eligible for the subsidized $299 pricing.

    My friend has the original iPhone right now.. if she gives me the iPhone on July 10th, and she manages for one day w/o having a phone.. then my plan would be converted to iPhone plan, and AT&T would still think she were on the iPhone plan. I doubt they require you to physically bring in your old iPhone to get the new pricing. Come July 11th AT&T thinks both of us have the iPhone that we purchased before July 11th..

    Will this work?
  2. greenmymac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Tulsa, Ok
    you have to have the iPhone purchase on your account so no that will not work :-(

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