Buying a replacement phone.. questions!

MNJON

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I read that if i wanted to buy a replacement (say to upgrade from 8 to 16gb) all I had to do was go to an ATT or APPLE store and buy one and then get on iTunes, activate it with my old number etc.. and no problems.. I could then sell my 8gb.... BUT.... on the web site for Apple, it says to buy, you must do a 2 year activation agreement! So how can I just buy a new phone from them without doing another 2 yr agreement!? Seems goofy.....

So if i lost my 8gb phone.. I would be screwed and need a 2nd 2 yr agreement? Fill me in guys/girls..... whats up?
 

psylichon

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#2
Good question, I'd like to know the answer as well.
 

Spikefood

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When the 16 gig came out there was tons of discussion about the 2 year contact. Anyone who upgraded did not need to re-new their contract, it just continued on.
 

ColsTiger

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I read that if i wanted to buy a replacement (say to upgrade from 8 to 16gb) all I had to do was go to an ATT or APPLE store and buy one and then get on iTunes, activate it with my old number etc.. and no problems.. I could then sell my 8gb.... BUT.... on the web site for Apple, it says to buy, you must do a 2 year activation agreement! So how can I just buy a new phone from them without doing another 2 yr agreement!? Seems goofy.....

So if i lost my 8gb phone.. I would be screwed and need a 2nd 2 yr agreement? Fill me in guys/girls..... whats up?
If you've already got your two year agreement in place, you don't have to extend it.