question on upgrading on 1 line and then swapping to another

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vanfanel1, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. vanfanel1 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    I'm currently on the family plan with 2 lines. My line is a grandfathered unlimited plan that is eligible for an upgrade. My wife was added to the plan last year when she got the 4S and is not yet eligible. She wants to get the iPhone5 using my eligible line. Is this possible and how would we go about doing this when preordering? thanks.
  2. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    If you are on att then just order it on your line and when you get the phone take it to the ATT store and have them switch it to the other line.
  3. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Yup. I have 4 lines - me and the three kids - and we do the SIM swap every time a new iPhone comes out. I pay for the phones, so I get the new one and they all swap out so that no one is ever more than 2 gens behind.

    We'll be replacing a 3GS this time around. Everyone will be on an iPhone 4 or better.
  4. skiborsy macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    This is on the AT&T site, so you might not actually have to go to a store (obviously, the info is from last year):
    My phone number is not eligible for an upgrade, but another line on my account is. Can I use it to upgrade my phone to iPhone 4S?
    Yes, you can use the upgrade eligibility of another number on your account to upgrade your own device. To take advantage of this, upgrade the line that is eligible. When your device arrives, follow these simple steps and an AT&T representative will help you activate.
    Contact AT&T at 1-800-331-0500 or 611 from a different wireless device. At the prompt, enter the wireless number that received the upgrade.
    At the next prompt, choose option #2 to activate your phone on a different mobile number, and an AT&T representative will help you from there.

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