Trying to get iPhone 5

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lmluciano

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Called around looking for an iPhone 5. Best Buy mobile has one. Right now I have an iPhone 4s. What I want to do is, add a line to my existing AT&T account, then transfer my existing phone number over to the 5 and give the 4s to my girlfriend with a new phone number. The Sales clerk said as long as my 4s is out of contract (or up for an upgrade) I can do it. I've only had the 4s for a year so It's not eligible for an upgrade. Does that seem right? I've spoken to AT&T sales people about what I wanted to do before and no one mentioned the upgrade part.

I have to wait an hour before AT&T stores open so I thought I'd post here first.
 

lmluciano

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Well, BestBuy Mobile guy doesn't have a clue. Went to AT&T store that had a 32gb black iPhone 5 instock. He set it up with my old number and gave my 4s a new number for my girlfriend
 

VOLS34

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You can add a line anytime without being eligible for an upgrade. When you go into AT&T just tell them your plans & they will set you up.
 

lmluciano

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VOLS34 is right. I paid the upgrade price because I added a line. Although, I lost my grandfathered unlimited data, but I never went above 700mb in any given month anyway. Now I have a shared 4gb plan and I don't think we'll get anywhere near that. Considering the other options were a 1gb plan which was too low for 2 of us or a 6gb plan, the 4gb plan works.