Logistics of Upgrading iPhone While Trying T-Mobile

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  1. jordii, Sep 4, 2015
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    jordii macrumors regular

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    I’m still using a 5c, so am eager to upgrade after next week's announcement. My AT&T contract ends 9/22, and I’d like to try T-Mobile. I have grandfathered “unlimiited data” with AT&T, so I’d rather not cancel that account unless I’m sure I'm happy with T-Mobile's coverage.

    I guess the best way is to buy a new unlocked phone with a T-Mobile SIM, while holding on to old phone with active AT&T account. Use T-Mobile's free 200 MB of monthly data to test new phone for a month in different locales (using my old phone for hardcore data tasks), then either choose T-Mobile, port over old number, cancel AT&T, sell old phone........or else choose AT&T, insert an AT&T SIM into new phone, cancel T-Mobile, and sell old phone.

    Make sense? Am I forgetting anything?
     
  2. NinjaStar macrumors newbie

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    Have you looked at the free Test Drive? I tried it and it convinced me to switch from AT&T. TMo works great for me where I'm at, but just like any other carrier, milage will vary.
     
  3. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure they're still doing Test Drive. And it won't be the new model, of course. And I'm worried about depleted stock if I wait to upgrade (I have a customer for my 5C who probably won't wait more than a few weeks).
     
  4. NinjaStar macrumors newbie

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    They're still doing it. I ordered on a Wednesday night and received it Friday. You have to return it to a real t-mobile store, but the nice thing was that they were completely no pressure.
     
  5. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, it was a good idea, but they're currently reporting out of stock on test phones, with a 4-6 week wait.
     

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