SIM free iPhone 7 question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appurushido, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Appurushido macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    Currently using an iPhone 6+ and plan to get a SIM free iPhone 7+. Am I able to buy it outright, pop in my SIM from the 6+ and use it instantaneously, or do I need to let ATT, my carrier, know because of the IMEI and other things associated with a new phone, and will I incur the dreaded $30 upgrade fee when I swap out phones?

    Also, to those who are on ATT or anyone, if I go with the next program over a bought outright phone, will that increase my monthly bill by $15? If so I will just buy it outright.
  2. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    Just move the SIM over and you're ready to go
  3. rugmankc, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

    rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    I would check with ATT. The iPhone will work but payments may change. I was told by an Apple Store rep I could not buy a sim free iPhone and have them put it on my current Next program. Buying outright may be different. You could lose the 25.00 line credit. I am thinking about buying one on Apple IUP payment plan with ATT as my carrier. But, I need to ask ATT if I will lose any discounts. I forget why I have the 15.00 line credit.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 19, 2016 ---
    saw this, sounds like we both should keep 25.00 line discounts

    Mobile Share Value Savings

    • If you have a Mobile Share Value line with a smartphone on an AT&T Next installment plan, or if you bought your phone at full retail price, brought your own phone, or are out of annual contract, you qualify for a monthly Mobile Share Value discount of $25 for that line of service. This discount appears as a credit on your bill.

    • If you just upgraded your smartphone to a 2-yr wireless agreement, this confirms you will not receive the Mobile Share Value discount of $25 for the line upgraded.

    • In order to keep the credit/discount when upgrading, choose an AT&T Next installment plan, bring your own phone, or pay full retail price for the phone.

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