Question about a Family Plan Iphone purchase

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by byttle, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. byttle macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2007
    Alright, on my family plan I have my mother, brother, and grandma. Id like to purchase an iphone on lauch day but my phone isn't available for upgrade, but my grandma's is. She doesn't care if i use her upgrade, but my question is, Does she have to be there, in the ATT store, on launch day so that i can use her upgrade?
  2. skylerdavid macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    I'm in a similar situation, does anyone know the answer to this?
  3. skylerdavid macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007

    If phone#1 on a family plan is eligible, can you just switch the SIM card with phone#2 after the iPhone has been activated for phone#1? Or could you just use the eligible upgrade for a different number on the family plan?
  4. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    I'm in the same situation, also the number that's up for upgrade won't be eligible till the 18th.

    I went into the ATT store to ask. The guy told me:

    (1) About using another line's upgrade: "Mmmm....that *should* be possible. We'll have to see".

    (2) About giving the upgrade a week earlier: "Maybe...Call me a little closer to launch and we'll see".

    I'm going to ask another ATT store, but basically its still up in the air because it's an iPhone. However, for the record I have 3 lines on my account and ATT DID allow me to use one line's upgrade on another number a few months ago, however this was to get an LG Shine, not an iPhone, so we'll see.
  5. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2006
    cant you just upgrade her phone, then swap sim cards, and cancel her data plan, and switch it with yours. I feel like att will likely just let you use her upgrade in store, to avoid any confusion.

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