Is the 2 year iPhone contract on top of time already owed on existing AT&T contract?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    In other words, if I have about a year left on my current contract, I understand that I can still upgrade to iPhone now (AT & T FAQ says that all existing customers can upgrade). My question (which doesn't seem clear from AT & T FAQ, or browsing these forms) is whether getting an iPhone will ADD time to the current contract, or replace it? In other words -- does this mean my 1 year currently owed will become two years from date of new contract or will it become 3?

    A related question -- my wife is now eligible for an AT & T upgrade and can get a Treo 680 for $99. If the iPhone contract REPLACES rather than adds on to current contract, I'm thinking she should get the $99 Treo, sell it on eBay for $250 (which it seems they go for, easily), and then immediately upgrade to an iPhone. If the iPhone contract simply replaces past contract, then this means she's getting a cheap Treo plis iPhone for 2 year committment.

    Thoughts? I've been a long-time reader of these forums, but first post.
  2. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    You're best bet I think is to call a local AT&T Corporate store (not an authorized dealer) and ask them. They will know best (hopefully).
  3. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002
    It will replace it, you will start over brand new at two years.
  4. SmartAlx macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    It will reset your contract date. A little known fact though, it will NOT reset the date for you being eligible for a reduced price on an upgraded phone. We are all elligible for an upgraded phone after 18 months after we sign our contracts. So since you originally signed a year ago, in 6 months you'll be able to tell them that you want another phone in addition to your iphone and get the reduced (new contract) price on the phone. Of course you'll have to renew your contract again then, and the 2 year contract will reset again, but hey! You get a cheap second phone that you can ebay. I'm going to do that in 2 months when I'm eligible.
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    How would you use the second phone? Could you take the sim card from the iphone and put it in it?

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