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Old 09-11-2014, 09:11 PM
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Can I upgrade iPhone using wife's upgrade option?

Hi,

Just wondering if this is allowed as my friend got a new iphone using an upgrade eligibility option from a family member.

My wife has iPhone 4 and is basically uses the phone for fb, text messaging and email. She is not into the whiz bang of the new phones. In fact, we've been asking her to upgrade her phone for several years since her upgrade eligibility was with the iPhone 5.

She's on a ATT family plan and I am on a separate ATT personal plan with my 5s that I got a year ago. Is there anyway to use her upgrade to get the iPhone 6 and then swap the SIM or service on my 5s for her iphone 6?

How can I preorder on Apple site at 12PST tonight?

Her mom gave me her ATT account info but I want to purchase the phone at Apple as I have done in the past. Once I get past phone number, mailing code, 4 digits of ss number can I order it even if phone linked to her mom's ATT account?

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That's something that you'll have to work out directly with AT&T, they'll be your most accurate resource.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:38 AM
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I was able to do this on Verizon for a 5S. I used my FiL's line (he has a basic phone) and switched the devices, so I was able not only to upgrade early, but also keep my unlimited data! Had the unexpected benefit of owning a 5S without a contract, so if I wanted, I could have gone ahead and sold it for big profit (I didn't!).

I found a very rare creature called an informed tech in Best Buy and he did it all for me. However, you should be able to do this in an AT&T store too.
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