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Using new iPhone with current plan?

Asked by crunchaweezy (1733points) June 9th, 2008

Alright, I’m not really sure about all this subsidized crap for cell phones. Here is my issue.

I have the current iPhone (8GB, bought it first day) and will have it for a full year June 29th. Now, come July 11th, will I be able to buy the new iPhone and just pop my current sim in it? (used to have verizon before the iPhone)

I don’t mind paying a full price for the phone if I can use it on my current plan. How does it work?

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kevbo's avatar

You’ll have to sign a new 2-year contract. The upside is that you’ll be getting out of your current contract with no penalty. The downside is that you’ll be paying an additional $10/month for an unlimited 3G data plan (basically the same plan as you have now with a $10/month increase for 3G). That is unless you decide to upsize/downsize, since you’ll be able to choose from a wider variety of plans in whatever combinations that AT&T offers for all of their smartphones.

The other news I’ve heard is that you have to may have to activate it at an AT&T store (not via iTunes). That may only be for phones purchased at an AT&T store, but I’m not sure.

crunchaweezy's avatar

I don’t know what to believe regarding the activation, some say it’s in store only some say iTunes. Though if it’s only in store, Apple screwed something up this time around.

After a bit of reading, I discovered, yes it will override your old contract, and you’ve got 2 more years. I don’t mind paying $10 for 3G.

Right about now, I have the $59.99 plan with unlimited texting which comes to around $80+ a month.

XCNuse's avatar

Gizmodo is saying you will only be able to buy them IN store only, and will not be able to activate elsewhere (until you start seeing used ones on ebay).

Trustinglife's avatar

Wait, so the 3G will cost $30/month for unlimited data and text?

kevbo's avatar

I believe that’s right, yes. $10 more than the current EDGE plan.

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