took out a new line so i could upgrade my line to the iphone 5

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  1. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    i added a data plan so i could buy the phone

    will apple be able to switch the phone to my current line and then cancel the data on the dummy line (i have an old ass flip phone ill use for that line)

    or do i have to call att and have them do it
     
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    added a data plan to what
    which carrier
    what was your old phone
    did old phone have data plan
     
  3. utl768 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to the new line for the iphone 5
    att
    samsung galaxy s3
    unlimited data
     
  4. mabeyman macrumors member

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    I have a very similar question. My online order thru AT&T is gonna take forever so I'm trying to reserve one in an apple store for pickup. Can I use another line on my plan to hold the phone and then switch to my line at the apple store? (If I successfully reserved one I'd cancel my online AT&T order before going to the apple store)

    Tonight I found one I wanted but was scared it would not work and I'd lose my online order. :(
     
  5. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can remove data from the dummy line.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You'll have to contact att to do the device swap. They'll be able to move the iP5 to the your existing line and remove data/put your dumbphone on the new line.
     
  7. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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    So you just have to pay the 10.00 per month then?
    I though the data has to stay on..
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, it's $10/mo unless you've converted to the mobile share plan, which is $30/mo for even a dumbphone.

    Data has to stay on only if you have a smartphone attached to the line. Once you replace it with a dumbphone, you can remove data.
     
  9. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thx..
    I need to add two lines in nov not sure what phones yet.
    1 I just need a simple phone just for calls.
    The other one I need a good texting phone no data.
    My daughter wants a new ip she has the 4 now.
    So I may do the 4s for her if I can swap hers out.
     
  10. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    I did the same thing and added a line to get the 5 for $199.No need for a phone at all on the dummy line.I did it to keep my May '13 eligibility for an upgrade.They will xfer your data plan w/o any issues.No data plan needed for the dummy line (obviously).




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    Correct,by adding a line for $10,you are spreading out the $249 early upgrade fee over 24 months.

     

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