1. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    My contract with ATT for my iPhone will be up in December. My wife is eligible for an upgrade and her line is not technically under a contract.

    If I give my wife my iPhone 3G, will she be required to enter into another 2 year contract even though the obligation for that phone has already been met and she didn't purchase it as an upgrade?

    We are currently on a family plan, so her line is just a secondary line on my account.


    I posted this question several days ago on the "Ask an ATT Rep" thread but go no response so I decided to post it to the general forum.
    11-15-2009 11:09 AM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    No, she can just pop in her sim card and change her plan to the iPhone plan (AT&T will probably just do it automatically). She will not have to sign a new contract and her account will still be available for an upgrade.
    11-15-2009 12:19 PM
  3. IGoSlo's Avatar
    So you have a Family Plan Account with you and your wife? The Family Account is up in December? Her phone upgrade is available now? Your Phone upgrade will be available in December as well as the renewal on the Family Plan. Are you going to stay with A T & T Family Plan? Just as llofte mentioned. swap sim cards in her phone, upgrade her line to iPhone plan... BAM... she has an iPhone! In December, check out upgrade promo's, possibly PROMO upgrade to another iPhone for you. If NO Promo are you going to purchase another iPhone for you?
    11-15-2009 02:45 PM
  4. salscott's Avatar
    I just did this for my wife and gave her my 3g and took the 3gs for myself (and I don't feel guilty).
    11-15-2009 08:04 PM
  5. IGoSlo's Avatar
    There MUST have been a WHISPER in your ear. YOU mentioned it !! LOL
    11-16-2009 03:10 AM
  6. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm gonna stay with at&t. I've been with them for a little over 10 years now and they have always done right by me.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to get the new 3Gs or not just yet. I'll just have to see.

    Thanks for the info about giving the wife the phone. Appreciated.
    11-16-2009 07:59 AM
  7. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    I did this with my wife When I got my 3G , it just takes a call to AT&T .
    11-16-2009 12:13 PM
  8. flyingember's Avatar
    call AT&T. you want to update the imei they have listed with the sim card.

    you risk getting over-billed if you don't have the right device/plan setup
    11-17-2009 11:39 AM
  9. MustangLife's Avatar
    It can all be done online. Iphone Data plan. And Iphone messaging. Everything is almost automatic with AT&T. I know my mom had a crappy flip phone. I gave her my Samsung Blackjack and switched the sim cards out and an hour later when I went to the account it had the icon next to her profile with the new device saying she had a Samsung Blackjack. So there won't be any confusion once the device is turned back on after a sim card transfer.

    Josh
    11-17-2009 03:22 PM
  10. Greg Orlando's Avatar
    It is better to buy a new iphone for your wife. I do not think she can get the same service after the end of the contract. You should go for the latest iphone for your wife this time as you will get the upgraded version.
    11-17-2009 04:01 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    not sure if i would even upgrade anything right now knowing the 4th gen is coming eventually.
    11-17-2009 04:26 PM
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