3GS owners did att let you upgrade to the iphone 4 when it was released for $199/$299

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  1. Bonds79 macrumors 6502

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    3GS owners did att let you upgrade to the iphone 4 when it was released for $199/$299

    Just curious about if att let 3GS owners upgrade last summer to the iphone 4 for discount pricing without paying full retail. I am also curious if att will let us iphone 4 owners upgrade for discount pricing .............
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If the main line on the account pays more than $100 a month, the upgrade comes every 12 months for that line. Otherwise, you have to wait 18 months. If you bought your iPhone 4 on release day and pay over $100 on the primary line, you should have an upgrade coming soon enough.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I believe we (I say "we" because "I" was included) got to upgrade early because our monthly bill for the primary line was > $100 for atleast three months, enough to qualify for an upgrade after 12 months instead of the usual 18.
     
  4. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    That's the least they could do considering how much money they're making off you.

    Myself, I bought a new 3GS exactly one year ago and they still want to rape me for $549 to upgrade. I'll buy one outright before I pay that kind of money tied to a new contract.
     
  5. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    I bought my 32GB 3GS on launch day back in 09 and what's funny is, at this time last year AT&T had my eligible upgrade date for last November. Well, after WWDC where SJ mentioned that AT&T was going to let people who were eligible for upgrades in 2010 upgrade to the iPhone 4, AT&T then changed my upgrade date to June.

    I was seriously thinking about doing it, but after the antennagate issues, as well as the fact that I'm not crazy about the iPhone 4's design, I decided to stick with my 3GS since it was able to make use of iOS 4. So, I've had upgrade eligibility for about a year now, and I'm among those 3GS owners patiently waiting to see what :apple: comes up with this year for hardware, hopefully sooner rather than later.
     
  6. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    my monthly bill is only $65 a month and they let me upgrade for full discount price. I have been with them for 15 years so who knows
     
  7. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know if the $100 is before or after FAN discounts are applied?
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    The FAN discount is not part of the Monthly Recurring Charges, MRC calculation. The "greater" than $99.99 requirement for the 12 mth equipment upgrade is based on the service rate plan and select features.

    Note: not all features qualify in the calculation of the MRC

    Dave
     
  9. Cr0nus macrumors member

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    My bill was $80 and I was able to upgrade first day from 3GS to 4 at discounted price ($199).
     
  10. blevins321, May 17, 2011
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    That's how it used to be. If you made any type of account change (I added that unlimited mobile/texting deal to my previous only-texting option), it's now 18 months regardless (same for new plans)
     
  11. Jest3r, May 17, 2011
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  12. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone here spend >$100 for their line and is now bumped to an 18 month upgrade? I figure that we can reverse engineer it to some degree.
     
  13. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I do. Family plan, but on my master line the amount is about $115. Other plan members also have October 2011 upgrade date. We signed the contract in May 2010 and upgrade to unlimited texting and mobile calling 3 months ago.
     
  14. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Dunno. I'm still holding out for the next iPhone. The IP4 didn't really draw me in.
     
  15. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you guys. I can really dig the retina and better camera, but not enough to burn my upgrade for another two years.

    Apple really has a lot of pressure to blow us all away, wonder what the designers are all thinking with all this speculation? I hope it's not "man, we better head for the hills because the next iPhone will only be a refresh".
     
  16. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    While some people were eligible for upgrade based on the amount they spend per month, AT&T said that anyone who would be eligible in the 2010 calendar year could get the upgrade price.
     
  17. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Were you spending more than $100 for the primary line before the change 3 months ago? From what I understand it takes 3 months before your upgrade date gets moved. Maybe yours will get changed after this billing period.
     
  18. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it was the same price before that account change (adding unlimited mobile calling is no charge if you already have unlimited texting). On a side note, mine was switched back to May 13 on Friday (got a text) - so I got a white iPhone before they could realize the system issue. :D
     

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