Quick upgrade swap/preorder question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by red9, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. red9 macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2008
    Ok sorry if this has been posted a bajillion times already, just asking for definitive clarification-

    I'm on a family plan. I have a 3GS. My # is NOT eligible for the upgrade pricing, but the other person on the family plan is, but currently does not have an iPhone.

    My intent is to get the iPhone 4 w/ the other family member's upgrade pricing, then give that family member my current 3GS and take the iPhone 4 for me.

    Now, I realize that this is possible. But what's the deal with that and pre-ordering? Do I just pre-order it from Apple as if the iPhone 4 was going to the other family member, getting the upgrade pricing, take delivery @ home, then just call ATT and say what I want to do (take the iPhone 4 onto my # and my unlimited data plan, and swap the 3GS to my family member with the new capped data plan)? There is no need to get another micro-sim, correct?

    I guess the bottom line is, is there any need to go to an ATT store if I want to do this? Or can I do it all via online ordering from Apple & a phone call to ATT once it arrives? Thanks!
  2. rmastbro macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    I am in the same position but I believe you should be able to pre-order the phone on the number(s) that have the upgrade. BEFORE you activate the phone on iTunes CALL AT&T and tell them you want to switch the phone numbers at least this is what I have heard from an AT&T rep.

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