08-02-2013 8:53 PM
I am one of three on a family plan on AT&T. Last April (a year and a few months) we began a two year contract. I started out with a flip-phone and had unlimited texting and a certain amount of calling. A few months ago I lost my phone, and was not able to find it. I still get billed the $10 a month even though I don't use the phone. I would like to upgrade to a 16gb iPhone 4S, and have found it new on eBay for about $300 or so. I want to buy it new if that helps anyone. My questions are: Can I buy it on eBay, or must it come from an authorized seller? Does the phone have to be unlocked or does it have to come from AT&T? Can I unlock it once I buy it? Will AT&T let me make this upgrade from a non-data plan to a data plan? Any other tips would be great. Thanks so much for your help!
08-02-2013 10:59 PM
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08-28-2013 10:53 PM
Be careful, I've seen horror stories where customer's purchase phones outright and go to activate them only to have their account suspended for using a device that has been marked Stolen and Blocklisted by the original owner who called in saying their device was stolen. Make sure the person you find on Ebay has a good seller rating.
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