Will AT&T somehow screw me?

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  1. elaniemay

    elaniemay Member

    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.

  2. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

    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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  3. shelliewnj

    shelliewnj Well-Known Member

    you will have to pay the re-shelving fee after that amount of time, though. i think it's $35 if I remember correctly.
  4. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    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
  5. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Well-Known Member

    Just remember....AT&T's last name is "Phillips."
  6. "Phillips??"
  7. elaniemay

    elaniemay Member

    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.
  8. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Well-Known Member


    As in "screw driver."
  9. slipmagt

    slipmagt Well-Known Member

    Do it at walmart.

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

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