iphone question *desperately in need of an answer*

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gothamm, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    ok so i am already in a two year agreement with ATT.

    my agreement expires in feb 2009

    my question is that would i have to extend my contract another two years if i want to buy an iphone, or can i just add an iphone data plan to my existing account.

    other words, i dont want to extend my contract for 2 more years. i still want it to end on feb 2009, and just add the data plan for an extra 20 a month.

    is that possible?
     
  2. srichart1 macrumors member

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    Extend

    The Iphone requires a 2 year agreement, so it will extend your current one by at least 2 years.
     
  3. chriswheat macrumors regular

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  4. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    I bought my iPhone about 3-4 months after buying a BlackBerry Pearl from AT&T. At the time of the BB purchase I had to renew my 2 year agreement to get the good price. When I purchased my iPhone I did have to sign up for a 2 year agreement but they seemed to forgive my prior agreement. This weekend a friend of mine did same thing with the same results -- a new two year agreement starting the day of the iPhone purchase not 2 years tacked on to the previous agreement.

    It seems that the iPhone is the only phone that AT&T has that will allow you to not fully honor the time term in your previous agreement. I am not 100% positive, but it certainly looks this way. I would imagine that Apple specifically created this "exception" to provide more people access to the iPhone sooner.

    Obviously, you should confirm this with AT&T before moving foward.
     
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    It's true, you're contract will reset with two years starting from the day you activate the iphone. So you won't go 2009+2 years, it will be X date+2 years...so you're really only getting locked into an ATT contract for another 9-10 months over where you'd ordinarily be out of contract.
     

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