"Upgrading" an iPad, and switching it to iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Imackintosh, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Imackintosh macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012
    I'm nearly certain that if you have an iPad on Verizon with the share everything plan, you can upgrade that to the iPhone 5. Then you just switch the new iPhone to whatever line you want. The iPad will just be stuck in a two year contract at $10/mo.
  2. colt6920 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2011
    I am going to be trying this as it says I am eligible for an upgrade on my ipad and that I can transfer it to my iphone.
  3. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    not going to work lol
  4. Gdgtguru macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I am considering this too. When I put the number for my iPad in the eligibility lookup tool on Apple's site, it has the full discount price. I am just not sure how the activation process works then. If I recall, when activating through iTunes, it asked for the number you are upgrading to activate the new phone with it. If I order using the discount for my iPad plan, can I simply activate it using my iPhone number when it comes? If so, does the iPad account automatically switch to a 2 year contract plan?
  5. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Why not? It works and Verizon reps have confirmed it. You can upgrade from Verizon, transfer the iPad upgrade to your phone and you are set. Your iPad is locked for 2 years.
  6. nrivas macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    I have asked two Verizon reps and they both said that it will work.


    Yep, that's the same thing the reps told me.
  7. Imackintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2012
  8. Gdgtguru macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    It is also worth noting that I just got off the phone with ATT asking if I could use my iPad account as a discount eligible plan and was initially told no. I asked to speak with someone else who knows more about the upgrade process and the lady told me that yes, it can be done, just a bit more complex than simply going online and pre-ordering (though I hope that works too).

    Basically, the iPad would have to switch temporarily to a family plan as a "phone" for $10 per month. Then it's upgrade eligibility would be used to buy the iPhone 5. She said I would then just swap sims to get my number on the new phone, but I told her that isn't possible. She asked why to which I told her the new phone has a nano-sim. She said, "what is that"? I told her it is the new sim apple is using which she said she knew nothing about it.

    Bottom line is she claims this upgrade path should work.
  9. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    This is what I'm doing. People saying "lol, no" are clueless.
  10. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Did this work for anyone by transferring the upgrade?
    When i tried last night all i could transfer it to was my other ipad line. I would not let me select my iphone 4s line. Its weird because in the normal update my device link, it lets you transfer it but not from that pre order link on verizons page.

    I ended up ordering them outright. I'm just curious if anyone was able to do it and it was simply a glitch? I will call verizon and sort it out and may line up on launch day if they can confirm it.

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