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Allowed to Change a Phone I own while on a Contract?

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Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yh...

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?

Hello

 

Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yhMuCaMaxBL

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?

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Hello c313 welcome to the forums and thanks for your post!  Our wonderful community members have advised you correctly!  If needed, for future reference you can click: check your upgrade options for additional details! ~Delia

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.
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c313 wrote:

Hello

 

Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yh...

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?


you can switch phones as you like, if you want a subsidized phone through att you need to wait till your upgrade period is at hand or you are eligible for a early upgrade price ( subsidized price + 250.00 penality), so if you wanted to swith to a 16GB Iphone right now it would cost you 649.00 for the device


c313 wrote:

Hello

 

Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yhMuCaMaxBL

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?


you can switch phones as you like, if you want a subsidized phone through att you need to wait till your upgrade period is at hand or you are eligible for a early upgrade price ( subsidized price + 250.00 penality), so if you wanted to swith to a 16GB Iphone right now it would cost you 649.00 for the device

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c313 wrote:

Hello

 

Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yh...

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?


you can switch phones as you like, if you want a subsidized phone through att you need to wait till your upgrade period is at hand or you are eligible for a early upgrade price ( subsidized price + 250.00 penality), so if you wanted to swith to a 16GB Iphone right now it would cost you 649.00 for the device


As Wingrider said, you can switch phones any time. Your 2 year contract requires you maintain service for 2 years, it does not specify which phone you must use.

 


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c313 wrote:

Hello

 

Okay so I went with my mom and we each got a phone, with Internet plan and what not. Specifically I got this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/first-black.html?WT.srch=1&wtPaidSearchTerm=PLA#fbid=yhMuCaMaxBL

 

Good phone, my first Smartphone and I do like it.

 

However I know there are better out there, and if I some how end up getting one I do like more, before my 2 Year Contract is up.. Am I allowed to switch over that phones information with the new one? or am i stuck with that phone for the full 2 years?


you can switch phones as you like, if you want a subsidized phone through att you need to wait till your upgrade period is at hand or you are eligible for a early upgrade price ( subsidized price + 250.00 penality), so if you wanted to swith to a 16GB Iphone right now it would cost you 649.00 for the device


As Wingrider said, you can switch phones any time. Your 2 year contract requires you maintain service for 2 years, it does not specify which phone you must use.

 

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Hello c313 welcome to the forums and thanks for your post!  Our wonderful community members have advised you correctly!  If needed, for future reference you can click: check your upgrade options for additional details! ~Delia



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*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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