OK, I have a slightly complicated situation, and I was wondering if anyone here would know the answer: I have really bad credit, which isn't exactly my fault, but that's a whole 'nother story that's not necessary here. Because of this, I was never able to get a cell phone of my own. My ex-boyfriend eventually helped me get one years ago under his name, and I've had the same phone number ever since, and have always payed the bill myself. I've been able to upgrade my phone every once in a while since then, including last year with the iPhone, since I was with AT&T already. While my ex and I broke up a few years ago, I'm still "technically" on his account to this day -- which he doesn't mind, since I always pay on time, and won't ever have a problem doing so. We keep in touch and are friendly, but I would never want to use him for something like this again. So now I'm currently upgrade-capable for the new iPhone 3G. But the thing is...I don't exactly want it for myself. I want to get it for my current boyfriend. I want to get a new iPhone line for him as a gift, and help him pay for the monthly service. He also can't get his own cell phone contract (for reasons too long to get into here). I know I could get the new iPhone for myself, no problem. But do you think I would be allowed to get a 3G phone with a NEW line/number for my current boyfriend, that's NOT under my ex-boyfriend's name? Is that possible, even though I have bad credit? I'm hoping that the fact that I have an iPhone alone, and a good payment history, would be enough -- but I'm not sure.