$399 vs $599

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aonflux, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. aonflux macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2004
    I have a iphone 3gs which i bought on the launch date last year.
    I am not eligible for upgrade until Feb 2011, but I read somewhere that I would be able to upgrade for $399.
    When i tried to preorder through the apple site, it said I would have to play $599.
    Any thoughts?
  2. ElZeus macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    I was in the same boat, on their site it says I'm not available for any upgrade discount until 3/11/2011. I went into the att store today and was given the "early upgrade" price of $499 for the 4g/32gb.
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I also do not have an early upgrade discount either.

    So I got the $599 price point as well.

    I think I'll pass at that price.
  4. rickeames macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    So here is my question: we have three iphones and I know at least one of them is eligible but the one I reserved is telling me I have to pay $699 (!!!) for. That seems wrong, and now that I have it reserved, I want to find out how to switch it to the real one that is the right price. *sigh*
  5. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    The reservation is based on your mobile number...it seems like the number you put in isnt eligible.
  6. rickeames macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    So how do I find out which line is eligble? The AT&T site is useless for me in this regard.
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Well I called an AT&T store and they said they would do a manual override for the price. So I'll go there tonight and see what happens. They are open till 8pm
  8. xolan99 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    You mean they're going to sell it to you for $399/$499?
  9. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    That's what they said. I'll go and find out today after work.
  10. macatak911 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    So I'm in the dreaded $599/$699 category. I'm looking to create a new line and get the $199/$299 price point then cancel my old number and pay the $120 ETF.

    Obviously doing this on Apple.com isn't working. I've gotten through the "add a line" sequence on ATT.com's website, but once I pick the iphone it wants me to select a calling plan. I already have a 1400 minutes Family Talk plan. Anyone familiar with the steps to get this to work?
  11. xolan99 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Cool, let us know what you find out!
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Ok so I went to a local AT&T store. They basically told me no go. Guy wasn't mean, he was just like there is nothing I can do. I said I just want the $399 price. He said there is nothing we can do. I was also going to do the add a new line route, but I don't want to lose my data plan.

    So as much as I pretended I wasn't going to get it, $599 it is for me. I'll be getting it. I reserved one at the apple store. I really need help. I'm an apple addict.
  13. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2010
    All due respect to AT&T but screw them, I paid my iPhone-ETF of 120 and ordered a 32GB iPhone 4 in black(obviously :p), since the upgrade price for me was 499 plus taxes plus 18 dollar upgrade fee,

    $218, vs., $120, $120 won out.

    Now I learned my lesson and am going to sit this iPhone 4 out until 2012.

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