New contract before iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sarae, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. sarae macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if this has been covered explicitly already.. I've seen a number of people talking about getting a discounted phone prior to activating the iPhone. I was wondering if anyone has actually done this, or talked to any AT&T employees who have specifically said that it should work.

    I don't see why not, but before I take the plunge myself, I'd like to hear if anyone else has actually done this (and, after 6pm today, if anyone has done this w/ any success.)
     
  2. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    i just did it yesterday. used my upgrade to get a samsung sync as a backup phone. plus with the iphone data plan i will have unlimited 3G tethering using the iphone sim in the sync.

    it's a pretty smart idea, and the guy at the att store seemed to have seen other people doing the same thing.
     
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Well in about 4 hours I plan on getting a family plan with teh cheap/freebie phones then later getting 2 iPhones. I have been told that what I plan on doing is fine. That and getting the free/cheap phones seems like a smart idea.
     
  4. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    if you want to use unlimited 3G tethering with your laptop, i would get the samsung sync. 24.99 after 50 rebate. worth it in my opinion as a backup phone/wireless modem.
     
  5. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    I got a free RAZR V3xx the other day, signed up before I get the iPhone. I told the guy exactly what I was doing and he said it'd work fine. I looked at some of the other phones, but 3G tethering doesn't apply to me (no 3G in the state, whatsoever), so I opted for the RAZR (free after $50 rebate).
     
  6. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I would love to but I need a phone with no camera, for work.
     
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Then you can't use the iPhone...?

    I personally ordered a BlackJack on Tuesday night with my upgrade. Getting an iPhone today. Have a Sprint Treo 755.

    Got all the bases covered for mobile web development :p (Boss has a Blackberry... just need an S60 device).
     

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