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Transfer upgrade eligibility

Get important details about transferring upgrade eligibility to another wireless line on your account.


Requirements for transferring upgrade eligibility

If a line on the account is eligible to upgrade, you may be able to transfer that upgrade to another line on the account. To transfer upgrade eligibility:
  • Contact us or go to an AT&T store to get started.
  • Only the account owner, Retail Authorized User, or authenticated caller can transfer an upgrade.
  • The transferring and receiving lines must be the same type of device like a phone for phone, tablet for tablet.

Swap installment plan or contract terms

When you transfer upgrade eligibility to another line, the transferring line assumes the installment plan or contract terms remaining on the receiving line.

Transfer upgrade eligibility with an AT&T Next smartphone

If the transferring line that is eligible to upgrade has any AT&T Next smartphone installment plan payments, they’ll need to trade in a smartphone of the same make and model. The smartphone must be fully functional, and in good physical condition. Learn more about trade-in requirements.