iPhone question about activation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by grimreaper1377, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007
    Ok so here's the deal - As of right now, my plan is not eligible for the upgrade discount, meaning that I'll have to pay $200 more for the iPhone, which I REALLY don't want to do. The thing is I'm on a Family Talk Plan with AT&T, and I'm a "third" line, meaning that my line is an add-on line.

    So I thought of this way to get it cheaper - cancel my current line with the family talk, then go buy the iPhone, and at that time, add the line back. Hopefully, since I'm "new" to AT&T, I should get it for the normal $199/$299 price.

    If you were too lazy to read all that, here's the summary: If I'm on a Family Talk plan, and I cancel my line, then buy the iPhone and add the line, what will i pay for the iPhone?

    Thanks a bunch
  2. guitarguy09 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
    "The Good Land"
    it seems like that would work, but are there any hidden cancellation fees?
  3. obijaun macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    i am in the same situation with my blackberry, my blackberry is currently an add-in to my parents phone plan. i have 19 months left on the plan so paying $10 a month ($190 over the next 19 months) to keep my phone line and getting a new iPhone to add as a 4th phone to the plan for $299 is $9 cheaper then paying $499 outright to upgrade, so thats what I am doing and keeping my second phone as backup for whatever reason (can't really think of one now)

    another option is to outright cancel your phone plan for $175 untaxed and signing up a new iPhone onto the plan for $299, you'd save about $40 - $50 bucks that way.

    if you do the second option though you probably would want to activate a new iPhone first and call the next day to cancel the other plan so it's a little less obvious as to what you are doing

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