Planning on Pre Ordering w/ AT&T Next Week but...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AriaAmante, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. AriaAmante macrumors member

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    Not sure how to go about it with my AT&T account. I'm waaay due for an upgrade (I only have the 4), but what I would LIKE to do is open a new AT&T account, port my number (I'm currently on a family plan), and pre order the new iPhone all at the same time.

    Does anyone know if this will actually work, or am I going to have to wait in line on the 21st to get it done? Has anyone done this with a pre order? I've never pre ordered an iPhone before. I asked at my AT&T store and they were less than helpful.
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Stay on the family plan for now, and pre-order the phone as per usual. Then, after you have the phone, AT&T can split you off onto your own account.

    I'd keep the status quo for now so you don't monkey up your pre-order.
     
  3. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    Have whoever currently "owns" your phone transfer billing responsibility to you. I just did transfers recently. They just put in your first and last name and an email address. You get an email with a link and you add it to an account or open a new account. it was very easy. Do it now or after the preorder comes in. I wouldn't bother trying to do it all at the same time.
     
  4. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    If the phone is to be shipped to an address that is not the billing address of the AT&T bill, will that be an issue if pre ordering through apple.com?
     
  5. AriaAmante thread starter macrumors member

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    We all live in the same city, so actually getting it won't be an issue, but signing for it might. When I preordered my iPad I just had it shipped to me at work.

    I totally forgot it has to be shipped to the billing address :/
     

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