I got off the phone with a local AT&T rep earlier today about using someone elses upgrade eligibilty on my account to get the subsidized pricing for myself. My father is upgrade eligible although I am not. The rep I talked to on the phone told me to simply go in with my father, have him buy the phone, and then once it was paid for the rep would switch the data plans back around in the computer system for us so that we only have one iPhone plan and iPhone device showing up on the plan. Normally, I take the AT&T reps words with 6 gallons of salt, but Ive dealt with this specific rep through the years on AT&T and he ALWAYS knows his details and is always correct and follows through with what he tells us. Does anybody else have any experiance with this sort of upgrade eligibility workaround? Let me know what you think. And please...don't let this thread steer off into a "it's your own fault you bought the iPhone 3G; you signed a 2-year contract, thread. Please.