Will I be charged an upgrade fee (new iphone 13 mini)
I am an AT&T customer updating form an older iPhone.
OK, I decided I like the mini form factor and so buying an iPhone 13. If I buy the phone at Apple, I have the choice of them activating it with AT&T or getting it without any activation. Price is the same. BTW, I notice that all the other carriers give a $30 discount if I were to choose one of them as a service provider.
Say I want to keep things simple, and buy without activation. When I put in my existing SIM, it should work (tested the SIM in a friend's iPhone 13).
Will I be charged an upgrade fee? Or is there no fee if I keep the same phone and same plan and just swap the SIM?
Do folks recommend buying without activation or with activation? I plan to restore my new phone at home from a local backup. And to keep both phones for a bit to make sure it's setup as I like. I only need one phone to be on the AT&T network.