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    poda521's Avatar
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    Default Will buying the iPhone 4 off ebay and then activating it through itunes...?

    count as an upgrade?

    I'm trying to see if there is a workaround to this, been waiting for that white one, but being stuck with the unlocked bb storm v1 since june is killing me (sold 3GS in hopes of getting the white one).

    I'm not due for the $199 upgrade fee till May, so I was thinking of buying a 16gb secondhand, using that in the meantime, wait till summertime and see what/if the iPhone 5 happens. Then I give my sister the black one, and then use the upgrade for myself.

    Thanks.
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    no it wont you bought the phone out right nothing to do with your ATT contract unless you buy the phone through ATT
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    You'll also need to get a microSIM from AT&T. You can try cutting your regular SIM, but I haven't heard to too many successes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roo Zilla View Post
    You'll also need to get a microSIM from AT&T. You can try cutting your regular SIM, but I haven't heard to too many successes.
    Ive done two with no problems. Just have to make sure the copper contacts are in the open spot on the sim tray and the card doesnt shift. Takes about 5 minutes.
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    No it doesn't count as an upgrade, since you didn't buy the phone thru AT&T. If you buy at full retail from AT&T, that also does not count as an upgrade.
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    install limera1n in your iphone 4 to activate but unlock isnt out yet!!

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