Lost 3G iPhone, need advice.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Crashing Bore, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Crashing Bore macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2007
    My iPhone feel out of my pocket in a cab this weekend. Looking to replace it without paying the silly upgrade premium. Can I cancel my current contract and sign a new one (understand I would be assigned a new number...really don't care about that...), or add a new line then cancel my old one? I've only been under contract for about 5 months, and am not eligible for an upgrade :(, and I understand ETFs' will apply in any situation...any advice?
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    You cant cancel a contract then add a new one to the same line... it doesnt work that way.. yes you can add a new line then cancel the old one but AT&T looks down on that and I can't guarantee anything. your best bet is to go into a store and talk to them
  3. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Go and talk to some one, someone stole my 3G a month after it came out I had to pay the early upgrade fee. You may get a nice rep at the store, never hurts the try
  4. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    OP, add a new line to your account and get the subsidized iPhone 3GS. Wait after 30 days then cancel your account and pay the ETF fee ($175). You HAVE to wait after 30 days because if you do it before, they want the iPhone back but after 30 days it's yours (but you eat the fee unfortunately)

    $299 iPhone + $175 fee + ~$60 month plan = cheaper than paying $699 for an iPhone 3GS WITH renewing your 2 year contract.

    well that's if they can't help you with anything of course :)

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