Before you can transfer upgrade eligibility to someone on your account, you need to pay off the balance or trade in your phone (if you have an eligible plan).Find out if your plan is trade-in and upgrade eligible
When you transfer your upgrade eligibility, you:
- Must trade it in from the transferring line within 14 days. Learn more about turn-in requirements.
- Can replace your phone by buying a device outright or bringing your own device.
A father is eligible for an upgrade and has an installment balance, but his daughter needs a new phone. Plus, the daughter has three months remaining on her installment plan.
- The father gives the daughter his upgrade eligibility and acquires the remaining three months of her installment plan. He trades up his current smartphone and brings an older smartphone that he already owns.
- The daughter gets a new smartphone on an installment plan. The new installment plan is attached to her line.