Upgrading from 3G

sonicwind

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So I did the math. $400 is $200 more than $200. (Pretty smart, aren't I?). $175 is the cost to terminate early, less 5 * 11 months. Which comes out to be $120 to terminate. (This is getting really advance, you may need a graphing calculator.) So anyways, $120 is $80 less than $200.
 

Quake97

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So, you're going to cancel and get a 3G S on another line? Don't forget about the $36 activation fee versus $18 for an upgrade. That knocks $18 off your $80 savings. What are you going to to about your number? Port to prepaid and then come back? That'll cost you something to get the prepaid line.

Joe
 

sled14

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So, you're going to cancel and get a 3G S on another line? Don't forget about the $36 activation fee versus $18 for an upgrade. That knocks $18 off your $80 savings. What are you going to to about your number? Port to prepaid and then come back? That'll cost you something to get the prepaid line.

Joe
So what does the $18 upgrade fee and I think additional 2 year contract knock the 3G S price down to if you are not eligible for upgrade?
 

trnsilver

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So, you're going to cancel and get a 3G S on another line? Don't forget about the $36 activation fee versus $18 for an upgrade. That knocks $18 off your $80 savings. What are you going to to about your number? Port to prepaid and then come back? That'll cost you something to get the prepaid line.

Joe

Joe, can you explain this $18 vs. $36 (two $18) fee? When I tried to upgrade online, it came up with two $18 charges, but I'm an original iPhone user. Shouldn't it just be one $18?
 

Eninety2

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what if you have four lines and one is eligible but not the end user of the 3gs? can you do a swap?
 

Kuntry

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what if you have four lines and one is eligible but not the end user of the 3gs? can you do a swap?
yup. thats exactly what im doing now and what i did for the 3G. its best to do it at an ATT store but it can be done online/phone as well.
 

Eninety2

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yup. thats exactly what im doing now and what i did for the 3G. its best to do it at an ATT store but it can be done online/phone as well.

they will let you do the swap in the store?

phone: what do you do, just call up att and tell them to put this phone on this account?

kinda weird, supposed to be taboo, not be that easy.
 

Europa

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How is that taboo?
 

Eninety2

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How is that taboo?
i dunno, i guess since you are not exactly supposed to be doing that. But i guess as long as they tack on another 2yr contract, who cares.
 

Kuntry

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i dunno, i guess since you are not exactly supposed to be doing that. But i guess as long as they tack on another 2yr contract, who cares.
Exactly

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trnsilver

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Joe, can you explain this $18 vs. $36 (two $18) fee? When I tried to upgrade online, it came up with two $18 charges, but I'm an original iPhone user. Shouldn't it just be one $18?
Anyone? :)

And is it possible to get one or both of these taken off? How?