Upgrade help.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vampire5003, May 2, 2011.

  1. Vampire5003 macrumors 6502

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    My dad and I are on a family plan (I'm 17) and he is eligible for a upgrade. I won't until December or January. I wanted to ask when (iPhone 5) comes out could I use his upgrade on the new phone? I just want to avoid paying 400 dollars. I have a job so I would give my Dad $199 for 16gb. He said if I can use it he wouldn't mind, as long as I give him cash for the new phone (which I already was planning to do).
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah no problem at all. I hope you are giving him your iPhone 4 at least!
     
  4. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will, my dad using his iPhone 3GS mostly for calling. I still am not sure how I have my upgrade so much slower. I got my iPhone 4 for free, from my uncle who cracked it. He never registered it with Apple/iTunes so I was able to get it fixed for free at Apple. I guess when they gave me a micro-sim at AT&T they counted it as a early upgrade.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They are known to pull nonsense like that in the past.
    Locking you into a 2 year agreement just by giving you a simcard and adding you to a family plan or something.
     
  6. Rolvag macrumors regular

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    I have 5 phones on a AT&T family plan and I always use 1 of them to upgrade. You don't have to use your own phone to get a upgrade, You can use another line.
     
  7. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So let's say I was upgrading to a iPhone 4 (already have one) with my dad's line when it comes in the mail from AT&T would I put my SIM in it? What if my SIM was a Mini sim (not micro sim)?
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    All new phones come with their own Sim. You don't need your old one. :)
     
  9. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yah but if the SIM is for my Dad's number how would it work with my number? I really don't know how.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    you should just go to AT&T store and let them take care of it. they help people do these "upgrade swaps" all the time.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    This way you wont have to bother with cutting sims or other stuff.
    He will be charged with the upgrade and you will just use the device with your simcard/phone number.
     

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