What happen if you lost your iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marlon177, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Marlon177 macrumors member

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    Edit: i should put it this way, can i remove the data plan if i lost or no longer have the iPhone.

    What happen if you lost your iPhone 4, can you remove the data plan from your account? Thanks
     
  2. Mugambo macrumors 6502

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    They'll force you to buy another one for partially subsidized price. Or if you have insurance, you can get a replacement for a deductible.

    Far as you contract goes, you have to pay ETF if you want to get off the iPhone data plan.
     
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    It would be magic, since it isn't even out yet.
     
  4. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    Has it always been this way? Because my 2G still in contract was stolen I called at&t and I wasn't forced to do anything, they took off the data plan, I wasn't charged ETF, I just had to pay for a new sim and put it in an old phone I had.
     
  5. Marlon177 thread starter macrumors member

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    i guess u dont understand the word "if" means :rolleyes:
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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    FYI if you loose it then magically find it again they will know! ;)
     
  7. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    They can't force the data plan on you if you don't even have the phone.

    2 years ago my iPhone 3G was stolen and I couldn't afford to buy another one at $499 so I bought a cheap phone and waited until the 3GS came out.

    I didn't cancel my contract, I just asked (or did it myself, can't remember) for them to take off my data plan since I didn't have an iPhone anymore.
     
  8. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    should be able take it off as long as you're not using a smartphone as a replacement.
     
  9. Marlon177 thread starter macrumors member

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    No ETF?
     
  10. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    No, no ETF because I didn't terminate my contract, I just didn't have my iPhone anymore. And they could tell because I had my sim (a new one) in a pay as you go phone.
     
  11. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    So basically you have these options

    Buying a new iphone at whatever price they'll be
    Cancel data plan and use other phone
    Pay ETF and be done with phones.
     
  12. macslayer118 macrumors 6502

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    This is completely wrong. All of it.

    You would contact ATT and tell them you switched phones for whatever reason. They verify you are no longer using the iPhone and they remove the data plan from you account. I added a second line for my father (who lives in Germany and only uses the line when he's over here) and used his contract to buy my 3GS. Since he had his own phone, we switched the sim, waited a few days, and I called ATT and did this exact thing.
     
  13. mechanesthesia macrumors member

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    OKay let me give you another answer.

    If you're afraid of losing your iPhone you have 2 options:
    1. Getting mobile me which has a tracker and remote wipe. You can delete all your data from afar and track it down.
    2. If you get At&t's expensive insurance via Asurian [$13.99/month] it covers lost and stolen phones.
     
  14. Marlon177 thread starter macrumors member

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  15. iRance macrumors regular

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    Gizmodo would pay the person that finds it $5,000.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You use the "Find My iPhone" feature.

    Makes no sense if device swap is possible.
     

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