Forgive me, but I've searched pretty much every thread for a scenario similar to mine and haven't found it! I spoke to an AT&t rep who said my plan of action was possible "off the record" but I get the impression he had no idea what he was talking about...maybe not though. My Dad, Mom and I are all on the same plan. None of us currently has an iPhone. My Dad and I just got new phones last summer, so neither of us are eligible. My Mom is the only line on the account that IS. I should add we spoke to an AT&T rep last week who made NO mention of it being a problem for me to upgrade--so here I've been getting all excited until today when I am told I'm NOT eligible.I was going to get the 3g and just give Mom my old phone.. Anyway, "off the record"--the rep said since I am an authorized user, I could go in and get the 3g at discount on behalf of my moms line/# and renew that line for 2 years. He then said that once it was in "my hands" I could activate to whatever number I wanted. But now I'm reading that the phone would HAVE to be activated in store--which I assume means it would have to be activated for her phone #. If so, still seems like there would be a workaround, although more elaborate--in which we'd have to activate for her number, then deactivate and change to my number and then I could still just give her the phone I'm currently using? Any holes in this?? Hope that's clear..seems like theres some way around it if she is eligible. If this has already been discussed, PLEASE link b/c I've not been able to find it.