Is this possible, or am I way off base here?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shortman, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. shortman macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    I currently have 2 phones on my plan, both unlimited data and neither are ready for an upgrade. I paid full price for an iPhone for me, and for my wife I am wondering if I can do the following.

    Buy an iPhone on launch day as if I am adding it to my plan as a new phone and pay the $199 for it. Then after a day transfer the new iphone to my wifes line and throw a dumb phone on that line. therefore I don't have to pay data for that phone since it is not needed on a dumb phone and it will just tag on top of my current 700/month talk plan and only cost me $10 for a new line?

    Am I base here, if not can you please correct me?

    Thanks !
  2. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Walk in and tell them what you want: To purchase a family plan line (ghost line) for $9.99 and place that qualified upgrade on your line, thus giving you the iPhone5 for $199. and a non-smartline sim.

    No reason to try and workaround as AT&T doesn't care what you do with the added line.
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I did this with the 4S and now have an upgrade to use every year. It will work.
  4. shortman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Anyone else know anything about this? I want to be sure!

  5. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yes, this has been discussed often over the past few days. You just pay the $10 per month on the other line, plus taxes.

    (luckily, most people make their title more descriptive so you can find it)
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  7. shortman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
  8. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    You have your answers. Move along and do it already. The people answering you have been here a long time. Trust.
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    And, if you do not like the answers in this thread, read the few dozen others with hundreds, if not thousands of answers already posted.

    As said, time to move along.
  10. karmatourer macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    I'm doing just that with the exception of not even having a 2nd phone.I believe Retentions called it a "Dummy" line.

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