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Sat, May 9, 2020 6:51 PM

Paying off two phones and giving old phones to our sons

I had a quick question that I can't find an answer (and ATT's chat feature is not helpful). We want to pay off two of our phones and upgrade them and then give those two phones (now ours from our understanding) to our sons. They have phones that are also on installment plans but are having issues. Is it possible to transfer them to our old phones even though their phones are still in installment plans? We would continue to pay the fee for their old phones.

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3 years ago

Yes. There is no requirement for your sons to use the phones being paid for. They can switch to any phone they want. To move their numbers to your old phones, they only need to move their SIM cards.

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Thanks! Would that transfer their pictures as such as well or would we have to do that manually

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No that would not move their contents/data.
In order to move the contents of their phone to the new phones you would have to back up the old phones, factory reset your old phones, and then setup the phones with the backup from their previous phones.
If the phone's involved are iPhones they have a data transfer from phone to phone feature which will be prompted as soon as you start setting up your factory reset phones as their new phone. Data is transferred directly between phones.

If the phones are Androids, the mobile Transfer app will transfer data between phones.

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