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jrfeiner

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2014
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Hey all!

Someone on my plan is not going to use their upgrade and I thought I would. This person doesn't have data and everytime I try to set up a store pick up it makes me select a data plan. Do I just cancel it after I select that data plan? Has anyone successfully done this and if so what is the process?

Thank you everyone!
 

james92se

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2010
818
27
Dallas, TX
Yeah, you can't just get the iPhone then cancel the data plan. Why would they let you do that? Makes no business sense for them. They've never let you have a smart phone with no data plan even dating back to the original iPhone.
 

jrfeiner

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2014
10
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Well I have data on my line but not the one that I'll be taking the upgrade from. I've done this in the past but I'm curious how they do it now.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,533
At the iPhone hacks section.
They don't allow this anymore.. Once you sign a contract, you have to keep the data..

Well on Verizon wireless

Sorry for the Verizon users then:)
AT&T doesn't make you pay for a data plan that you don't want or use if you put back a regular flip phone you can remove the iPhone data on AT&T.

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Yeah, you can't just get the iPhone then cancel the data plan. Why would they let you do that? Makes no business sense for them. They've never let you have a smart phone with no data plan even dating back to the original iPhone.

The only carrier that doesn't allow this is Verizon.
With AT&T and all other US carriers you can remove the iPhone data plan if you're not using an iPhone any longer on that line.
 

jrfeiner

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2014
10
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Have you done this AppleJuiced? I also see that AT&T allows me to transfer the eligibility online but you have to order from AT&T to do so.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,533
At the iPhone hacks section.
Have you done this AppleJuiced? I also see that AT&T allows me to transfer the eligibility online but you have to order from AT&T to do so.

Yes, I do it every year and just done it a few days ago.
There's a few lines on my account that use old flip phones for just calls and text.
I used one of those a few days ago to get my phone 6 plus on AT&T.
They just transfer the eligibility and leave that line the way it is with the cell phone and plan that it has now.
Dont let the verizon users scare you, they're used to getting nickel and dimed and worry about what makes business sense to verizon instead:D
lol
 

jrfeiner

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2014
10
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Sweet man! I think the only difference is that I am ordering online from apple (Hoping to get an iphone plus in store) and it makes me require a data plan on that line. I think what I'll do is just choose the cheap line and then cancel it once I have the iphone set up in Apple.

Now just need to find me an iPhone 6 plus 64gb.
 

Daniel L

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2009
519
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You can transfer upgrade eligibility online yourself when you order the iPhone off the AT&T website. Log in to your online account manager and try upgrading your main line to see if it offers you the option to use the other line's upgrade.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,533
At the iPhone hacks section.
Sweet man! I think the only difference is that I am ordering online from apple (Hoping to get an iphone plus in store) and it makes me require a data plan on that line. I think what I'll do is just choose the cheap line and then cancel it once I have the iphone set up in Apple.

Now just need to find me an iPhone 6 plus 64gb.

Yes, if you order it from apple then you need to add a temp data plan to that line.
Then when the phone comes in and you switch the sims just call at&t to remove the iphone data plan not used on that line any more.
You will need to have the sim in the cheap flip phone and you will need to give them the imei number of that non smartphone to remove the iphone data from that line.
Good luck bud.
 

nostresshere

macrumors 68030
Dec 30, 2010
2,708
308
Hey all!

Someone on my plan is not going to use their upgrade and I thought I would. This person doesn't have data and everytime I try to set up a store pick up it makes me select a data plan. Do I just cancel it after I select that data plan? Has anyone successfully done this and if so what is the process?

Thank you everyone!

Maybe you should review your plans. SOMEBODY may well be paying too much for their monthly service.

Days of "free upgrades" are over.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,533
At the iPhone hacks section.
Maybe you should review your plans. SOMEBODY may well be paying too much for their monthly service.

Days of "free upgrades" are over.

I still have an old family plan with free upgrades on every line every 2 years.
Still cheaper than those share plans available now and with unlimited data on 3 lines.
So just because people are still on the old style plans without the "next" phone payments it doesn't mean they are paying too much.;)
 

Cowboy1629

macrumors 6502
Sep 20, 2012
321
136
Indiana
SIMPLE Just call AT&T and tell them you want to do a cross upgrade. They will do the rest providing you have permission to make changes on the account.
 

alphaod

macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
22,182
1,240
NYC
It's possible they won't let you do this anymore. I tried a few weeks back to a buy a phone on my iPad line, but they won't let me.

I used to buy a phone and then move it to my iPad line (so it's only $10 a month).
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,533
At the iPhone hacks section.
It's possible they won't let you do this anymore. I tried a few weeks back to a buy a phone on my iPad line, but they won't let me.

I used to buy a phone and then move it to my iPad line (so it's only $10 a month).

That's completely different than using some other lines contract phone upgrade.
And its still allowed on AT&T.
 

fort

macrumors member
Apr 13, 2011
44
1
If I am understanding you correctly, you are wanting to use another number on your plan for the upgrade and then transfer it to your number. VZ DOES allow this. I have an old flip phone on our plan that I can transfer the upgrade to one of our smart phones.

You cannot activate a smart phone without a data plan however, as already stated.
 

htnt7919

macrumors member
Sep 22, 2014
43
19
Please Correct me if I am wrong.

My uncle family plan on 2 years contract have 1 extra line eligible for upgrade but he does not use it , so i will ask him to upgrade it ( i will pay the subsidize fee ) then give the iphone to me . He and I are not on the same plan . Can he still be able to cancel the data plan ? or he will be liable to pay the data fee for 2 years ?
 
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