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Old February 2nd, 2013, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am up for my upgrade in April. I had originally planned to wait for whatever Apple releases in September-ish and upgrade at that point. I have debated whether I should cross over to Android for the last year or so and now I really am on the fence.

My consideration is paying full price for a no-contract Android device and testing it out for however long the return period is (10 days or so) and seeing what I think. Regardless of what I decide, I would return it before the return period ended. That way, I could get a feel for Android and could make a more informed decision when my upgrade time frame came about.

My questions are...would AT&T screw me somehow for doing this? I do not want to use or forfeit my upgrade, which is why I would pay the no-contract price for a phone. I have the grandfathered unlimited data plan on my iPhone; would this transfer smoothly to an Android device? This question is quite important since I could decide to go the Android route later on when I am ready to upgrade.

What is the best route to take here? Jailbreak my iPhone and see what I think of that? I am a hands-on person...so I really feel that I need a little time with an Android device and don't really know anyone close to me that owns one.

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you pay full price for a non-contract phone it will not affect your upgrade. I have done it before with no issues.
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you will have to pay the re-shelving fee after that amount of time, though. i think it's $35 if I remember correctly.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You correct but being that he been with att he may have the fee waived if you get the device from a full att store or from a online carrier like walmart .com or letstalk.com
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Old February 4th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just remember....AT&T's last name is "Phillips."
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"Phillips??"
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Old February 5th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ended up purchasing a Note 2 off contract and then taking it to my AT&T store for activation. Best Buy gives 30 days and has no restocking fee. I got the activation fee waived so I just have to pay for the one month of service (added a line for a month). Got the Note 2 and already love it. It's going to be tough being left with my 4S when I have to return it.
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"Phillips??"

As in "screw driver."
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Do it at walmart.

The reason I didnt say Bestbuy is because I dont know their policy.
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