$399/$499 Upgrade for Valued AT&T customers

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  1. hcoteen2008 macrumors regular

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    Review iPhone pricing.

    As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 03/12/2010.

    * $299.00* — 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
    * $399.00* — 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
    * $499.00* — 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

    AT&T
     
  2. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    So is that for anyone that already has an iPhone 3G or something?
    I signed up for AT&T last August..
     
  3. hexaplusnone macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure att would value my extra 200 bucks

    Yes 399 makes me feel so much better.
     
  4. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Yet, I just ran through the process, and my upgrade date is the same. 3/12/2010.

    Yet, I get the 599 and 699 price quotes.

    WTF?!?!?!
     
  5. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    No that's if you're on a business account or your monthly phone bill is in excess of $140 USD/month and you've been an AT&T customer in "good standing" for a certain period of time.
     
  6. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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  7. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    You keep posting this.

    When did you get your iPhone you have now and which one do you have?

    I don't believe you if you say a 3G.
     
  8. natasha69 macrumors 6502

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    Yup...Seems ATT is not playing nice at all. I spoke to ATT about it (manager) and they said there is nothing they can do. Even for someone who has been a loyal customer since 1995.
     
  9. DamnDJ macrumors regular

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  10. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    One of my lines has the "real" price eligible date of 6/11/2009. I called and asked if they can bump it up 3 days for me so I can order today (in case pre-orders sell out) and she said there's no way possible to do it. So if I buy today it'll cost me $200 more than buying on Thursday. Awesome.
     
  11. golden3159 macrumors member

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    Are you serious? The only place where I see that kind of impatience is my 4 year old daughter.
     
  12. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    I love ATT...

    Not only do they offer the POS of cell systems in San Diego, now they want to offer me a 'deal' to buy a new phone? Really? Ah...I don't think so. :mad:
     
  13. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Okay, this purchasing thing happened rather fast and by the time it
    was done I just spent $500 for the new iPhone 3GS and don't know why.

    The phones are priced as follows:

    $199
    16GB

    $299
    32GB

    Now I thought that as a 3G owner I was always eligible for an upgrade
    at the new special price as listed above. After all, last year everyone
    who upgraded to the 3G got in on the special deal.

    Reading the fine print...not so.


    FINE PRINT: For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from
    another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).

    Okay, so I ordered a $32GB iPhone 3GS for $499

    However, according to the FINE PRINT that should have cost me $699.

    So how did I fall in the middle between not getting the entry offer
    nor being charged what the FINE PRINT says I should be charged?

    Something tells me I was pro-rated.

    Interesting to hear from other users who bought the 3G last year and are trying to upgrade.
     
  14. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    ^same thing to me

    just bought an iphohe 3g about a couple months ago..new contract..paid 299.


    got a new 3gs 32gb for 499
     
  15. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Because the $699 is actually for no-commitment.
    The $499 price is for early upgrade.

    The reason original iPhone customers were eligible for the $199/$299 iPhone 3G pricing last year is because the original iPhone was unsubsidized.
     
  16. Merkie macrumors 68020

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  17. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    I bought 3 of the iPhone 3G's on launch day and one of the accounts is upgrade eligable on 7/12/09 and the others are all 3/16/2010... any idea why it would give different dates when they were all bought and activated on the launch day? All of them are eligible for the upgrade DISCOUNT but not the subsidized price.
     
  18. acarney macrumors 6502

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    Same here, bought iPhone 2G on release day, bought iPhone 3G on release day. THOUGHT they said they didn't reset contract on the 3G day since the first gen wasn't discounted but was wrong, they just OFFERED a discount even though the first gen contract hadn't expired, I still had to resign! Tricky, oh well though.

    Bought today at an "early upgrade" for $540 including tax and free shipping. I'm going to unlock and sell the 3G on ebay, hopefully I get at least $400, I'll be happy then.
     
  19. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    That's how it works apparently. I lost my 2G and was forced to replace it with a 3G. My second 2G isn't upgradeable until the end of the 3G 2 year contract.

    AT&T are really douchebags and Apple really needs to break their monopoly here in the US.

    You can buy any other phone but the iPhone... Seriously, WTF is that all about?
     
  20. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    For about the 1 billionth time (okay, slight exaggeration, it's only the 987,756,923rd time) the 1st gen iPhone was not subsidized so AT&T and Apple allowed 1st gen iPhone owners to upgrade at the lower price. This is not the case for the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3G was subsidized at launch, whether it was the $199/$299 or $399/$499 price, they were subsidized.

    Your post doesn't suggest your are complaining or whining about the fact you had to pay more, you clearly read the fine print, and for that I commend you.
     
  21. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    Holy crap the fanboys are a joke. Forums and blogs are erupting everywhere because 3G owners won't get the fully reduced price........ YOU SIGNED A 2 YEAR CONTRACT. The fact that they gave you any reduction in price at all is amazing.... I'm sure apple had to pull some serious strings with AT&T to get you guys the reduced "upgrade" price.

    It's simple.... you sign a 2 year contract. Meaning that you ARE NOT going to be able to upgrade to a new iphone EVERY SUMMER for the fully reduced price. I bought the gen 1 iphone and when the 3G came out I didn't upgrade because I knew I'd be tied up for 2 years, and I just wasn't that impressed with it (gps without a turn-by-turn application... LOL). I plan on upgrading this summer and I already know I won't be able to get the new one next summer unless I'm willing to shell out some serious cash.
     
  22. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, except they let you upgrade after 1 year with EVERY other phone they sell. So people are a bit shocked when you can't upgrade just because its an iPhone.
     
  23. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    No, I'm not complaining.

    I'm just guilty of not reading the fine print.

    For me, I can afford a $500 phone every year. Two of my friends
    refuse to pay $500 and will wait another year for the next iPhone.

    ...and to the guy who is already crapping on us "fanboys".....

    Most of us jumped on this phone the second it was announced at
    the WWDC. Of course, the contents of the fine print were never
    made into the presentation. For that reason, we all assumed that
    existing 3G owners would get the same deal as everyone else.

    A lot of people, like myself, are just waking up to the realization
    that we are going to pay more. Expect posts like mine to increase.

    We all realize the 2-year contract, I sort of would have expected better
    pricing from Apple on yearly upgrades for the sake of getting into another
    two-year contract. However, as I said, I ain't complaining.
     
  24. danny_w macrumors 601

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    No, they let you upgrade after 18 months, not 12 months.
     

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