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Ordering iPhone 5 on Personal Account for Use w/ Corporate Account


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Sep 15, 2012
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I'm trying to figure out if I can get an iPhone 5 at a subsidized price (my family's shared plan is out of contract) and then transfer that phone to my corporate plan (all AT&T). Here's the situation:


Personal (shared minutes, only one line with data): iPhone 4S (micro SIM)
Corporate: iPhone 4 (micro-SIM)

Desired Scenario:

Personal: Keep existing iPhone 4S
Corporate: new iPhone 5 (possibly unlock existing iPhone 4 for another personal line, not sure yet)

My corporate plan support says that they can associate a new SIM with my corporate account, but not a new phone. So could I do the following?:

1. Order iPhone 5 w/ 2-yr extension on Personal account data line
2. Call my corporate and have them associate the iPhone 5 nano-SIM with the corporate account.
3. Activate iPhone 5 on iTunes

Would that work? Would AT&T force us to the new shared data plans upon upgrade? Also, would there be complications with the old iPhone 4 continuing to receive my iMessages or does iOS 6 change this behavior?:


Any help would be appreciated.