Help with using another family member's upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Deadman64, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008

    So I'm finally going to take the plunge and get the black iP4. However, I wanted to do so without renewing my family's contract. My grandma is actually on our family plan, and could care less about her upgrade that she has had for a year now.

    My question can I use her upgrade for myself, without messing up her number or anything? Can I simply go to, put in her phone number and then apple ships me the unactivated phone and I can then just activate it myself for my number?

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
  2. duheb macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    My experience

    I did that very thing for my IPhone 4. I upgraded using my daughter's contract upgrade at an AT&T store with no issues. Just explain to them that's what you want to do and usually they will comply. I THINK that since the IPhone uses a microsim now you can't just have it shipped home and put your sim card in it to activate it. Go to an AT&T store and I think they will take care of you. They did for me.
  3. Deadman64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Awesome, I appreciate your response.

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