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Thu, Sep 7, 2017 2:21 PM

Complex iP5S Trade-in Scenario

Besides being in China when we will likely be able to purchase an iP8 on September 16 - as they will be selling in an Apple store near my Shanghai hotel - my primary concern has to do with an accounting issue at my office.


My spouse's line is available for a trade-in, but her iP5S will fetch little money anywhere. The problem with using her line is that my office accounting will be confused with the idea that my office iPhone 8 is showing up on spouse's phone number which means I may have to personally pay for my office iP. There is also the problem is having to switch SIMs once the iP 8 is received.


I could outright purchase my current iP 7 then get an iP 8 on my own number which then means going to the open market to sell the iP 5S.


Of course this assumes that my order for an iP 8 will actually go through and be shipped sooner than the first quarter of 2018 which seems a likely scenario.


Is there another way of getting at this that I have missed?


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Greetings @akoxeno!

It is definitely exciting to upgrade to the iPhone 8. I am one who likes to have the latest and greatest of technology as well. I am happy to help!

We have a great support article with some details on how to transfer upgrade eligibility. This will be the best thing for you to do. Please take a look at this Cross Upgrade link for more information.

If you have any questions, please let me know by responding to this message.

Thank you for reaching out to us here on the Community Forums! Have a great day!

Jenn, AT&T Community Specialist 

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