How I got the Subsidized Pricing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noodle654, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    #1
    Well...like many of you iPhone 3G users, most of us have to pay the extra $200 to upgrade. The cost for me would have been $500. However, I am on a family plan with my parents. My Dad doesn't want to upgrade his phone, because he has a BB on Verizon and his RAZR. So he told me to use his upgrade to get the $300 for the 32GB. I called ATT to confirm and the lady said that I could buy the phone and just give it to anybody on my account. She said that once I get it, to just cancel the Data plan on the phone number that doesnt have the phone number.

    Just saved $200.
     
  2. BeSe7enTeen macrumors newbie

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  3. Kadman macrumors 65816

    Kadman

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    I may do essentially the same thing. I have a 3G iPhone (not eligible for 199/299 pricing but rather the 399/499 pricing) and 4 other non-iPhone lines on my account that are all eligible for fully subsidized upgrades. I just got off the phone with AT&T support and she indicated that when I had the phone in-hand and was ready to activate it that I should call in rather than going through the iTunes activation process. Not sure why, but she said it would make it easier in this type of situation. She also indicated that this would simply establish (re-establish since I already have a 3G) the $30 data plan on my line and would never touch the line I used the subsidized pricing from.

    Still not sure if I'm going to do it yet or not. Haven't decided if the changes are worth it to me or not. "Must...resist...shiny...object..."
     
  4. OT2000 macrumors regular

    OT2000

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    I did the same thing.

    My AT&T rep told me to put my old 3G SIM into the new 3GS phone and I'll be ready to go.

    :D
     

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