05-21-2013 04:06:31 PM
I have a regular phone right now but I want the iPhone 5, my contract doesn't end until September but is there anyway I could add a data plan and get the iPhone 5 right now?
05-22-2013 04:59:49 AM
You can get an iPhone at any time. If your line isn't eligible for upgrade, you would have to pay an additional $250 to get an early upgrade.
05-22-2013 12:16:26 PM
If your contract ends in September, you should be upgrade eligible now and of course, once you get an iphone5, you will be required to add a data plan. Just remember, if you get the iphone at the discounted (upgrade) price, you will also be starting a new 2 year contract.
05-22-2013 01:11:14 PM
You can check your line's upgrade elegibility by dialing *639# from your phone. You'll get a text message telling you if your line is elegible.
05-22-2013 04:26:32 PM
Also I have another question, if I did add another data plan would I be billed for the rest of this month?
You will get billed for data starting on whatever day you add the data plan. If you are in the middle of your billing cycle, the monthly charge will be pro-rated for however many days are left in the billing cycle. For example, if you add the $30 data plan half way thru your billing cycle, you would get charged $15 for the rest of that cycle.
05-25-2013 02:54:54 AM - edited 05-25-2013 02:55:29 AM
What if I added it on the 25th?
Let's put it this way:
The prorated price you'l be charged is:
Price of total plan divided by number days in that month times number of days until the last day of your billing cycle.
For example if the data plan is $30 and your billing cycle starts on the 1st day of the month, that would be: 30/31=0.9677 (31 because there are 31 days in May) then 0.9677*6=5.81, yielding $5.81 prorated charge for the remainder of the month)
That amount is assuming your billing cycle starts on the 1st of the month. It's a common misconception all the bills start on the same date; mine for example starts on the 15th of each month.
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