Just got this from AT&T:
Congratulations your order has shipped! ! We are so excited you chose AT&T! Thank you again for choosing AT&T, the nations’ largest 4G network.
Did you know? You can use the upgrade eligibility of another number on your account to upgrade your own device! To take advantage of this offer, follow these steps:
1. Upgrade the line that is eligible.
2. When your device arrives, call 1-800-331-0500 or 611 from a different wireless device. Enter the wireless number that received the upgrade.
3. Select option #2 to activate your phone on a different mobile number.
Last edited by johndhynes; 09-21-2012 at 07:26 PM.
I followed the above steps, and the AT&T operator switched lines for me, without having to go to the store, swap nano-SIMs, etc. She said I had to change data plans, though, from Unlimited 3G to Unlimited 4GLTE at the same price!
She said that I should not turn on the phone before calling, or it will activate the wrong number, which they would then have to be reversed.
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You can also find the info on their web site. I actually thought I'd have to get a new nano-SIM, but they were able to switch me over remotely over the phone without touching it. Not only is it possible, it's encouraged!
Last edited by johndhynes; 09-22-2012 at 12:52 AM.
- 09-22-2012, 01:47 AM #8iMore Beginner
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It's true, I used my girlfriends line that was eligible for an upgrade to get the 5 and today that I received it I called from my own cellphone to AT&T and let them know I wanted it activated under my line and not hers, the rep asked for the imei # and some other # on the iPhone box, hung up the line and activated the new phone on my line