All iPads (AT&T) My iPad 3 LTE qualifies for...a...full upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mikeydeezy, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    mikeydeezy

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    I was managing my AT&T account online when I decided to check my upgrade eligibility (I've been debating ditching my iPhone 5 for a Galaxy Note II) and I, kind of as a har-har, checked the eligibility on the iPad.

    And I qualify for a full upgrade!

    What the hell? Is this normal my fellow AT&T users?


    I would capitalize on this but:

    1. I worry about them catching on and manually adjusting the price.
    2. Be obligating my iPad to some higher-than-$10-a-month plan.
     
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    alphaod

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    You can now sign a contract with AT&T and get $100 off the iPad.
     
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    jonfarr

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    any device with a cellular connection gets assigned a phone #. That number can be used for an upgrade to get something like a new iPhone subsidized. Wont affect the iPad at all.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    why to worry as its not gonna affect your iPad at all
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    You can use your iPad eligibility to upgrade your phone at the fully subsidized price. It's called a Cross Upgrade.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mikeydeezy

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    My only concern is: Will I be effectively be signing another 2 yr contract?


    As in I'll have to pay the $10 on my Mobile Share plan for tablets for two years?

    Or is this just AT&T saying "Hey come get a subsidized phone bro!"?
     
  7. macrumors demi-goddess

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    Yes, you will be signing a two year contract for the number associated with the iPad line that used the upgrade.
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    Alright, thanks. Not interested in that.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Say you use the iPad line to upgrade to an iPhone 5 for another line (upgrade swap), do you still get to keep the iPad line data only + 2yr contract?
     
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    djransom

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    I did this last year for the 4S and had no issues.
     

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