Help getting a new iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by xgame, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. xgame macrumors newbie

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    I am currently eligible for a phone upgrade and my goal is to get an iPhone 4 from AT&T for $99.99. Can I get that to use without service and continue using my old phone? I'm trying to avoid the data plan, but does at&t do something to prevent this?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you get the iPhone 4 for $99, then you need to sign a new 2-year contract - with a data plan. It is unavoidable.
     
  3. xgame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't have them take that off after they see that I'm not using a phone that doesn't require a data? Or do they know I got an iPhone and won't let me back out?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Let me get this straight ...

    You want to open a new line with the iPhone 4, cancel the data plan and stick that SIM card in a different phone.

    Then why even get the iPhone? You cannot use it without the data plan.
     
  5. xgame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, i am eligible to upgrade my current phone with of coarse renewing my 2-year contract. I want to use it to get the iPhone for the contract price but continue to use my current phone for the service.

    I just thought it would be nice to have an iPhone even though it wouldnt be using it with a service.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can do that.
    Many people do the same to either sell the new subsidized phone or give to a family member etc...
    All you gotta do it put your sim back inside the old phone and call them to cancell the iphone data since you're not using an iphone any more.
    They will ask you for the current phones imei and that's it.
     
  7. xgame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks, sorry if there was any confusion
     
  8. normanbates macrumors regular

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    It sounded more like you wanted to get a new contract and put your old SIM in the new iPhone
     

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